Slip slipping away….

It feels like January is slipping away quickly, although I still think that Spring can not come soon enough.  I’ve had it with gray skies and cold weather, my soul needs some sunshine and warmth!  There is one up side to the cold skies of January,  it’s time to start planning for Valentine’s day!

We {love}  Valentine’s day in our house. I’ve already started thinking of new crafts to make this year to celebrate. I got a great idea for a special Valentine’s day themed craft, then went searching for the supplies this week and could not find a very essential item!  So I guess it will wait another week, I hate it when I get a “bee in my bonnet” and then can’t complete the project.

We are not done with “resourceful” here in January — still to come are some sewing and clothing ideas, but I’ve decided that my February focus is “LOVE”… original I know.  *wink*

Since craftiness, especially around holidays requires some lead time, I thought I’d do a little preemptive Valentines day post….

Here’s a link to some of the crafty Valentine’s Ideas featured here in the past…


The Valentines Day Chairbacker pattern is now back in the shop. It features full color photos and templates for both the heart and an entire alphabet so you can make what ever name you like.
Here are ours in “action” from last year’s celebration… I think I need to make a “Mom” and “Dad” one this year too… maybe then something small and sparkly will show up in my pouch :)

I hope you enjoy your week of crafting or whatever it is you get to do!  We are off to Salt Lake City this week for a short trip, so if you see someone at a fabric store that you think looks like me, say “hi”!!!

Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    i was going to ask for you to post some sort of valentine day project. i think i need to do a banner this year. let me know when you have some time to get together on your visit.

  2. says

    I love the cross my heart pillow. So simple and cute! Especially the pom pom’s :) I have used to feel like Valentines was like a hallmark holiday. But with kids, it is so much more fun to celebrate and get them involved too.

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