Thursday, 14 February 2013

It's St Valentine's Day!

I'm no romantic (already established here and here) but I do like some of the stuff associated with it.  
So here's my little nod in the direction of topicality - a few vintage Valentines and a quick make for those of you who forgot and want to make your loved one something more before the day ends.

I've been salvaging pages from old books and folding like a veritable Robert Harbin...

These little page markers are so quick to make, you could rustle up about a dozen in the time it would take your loved one to nip out for a bunch of flowers from the local garage!

Here one is in action - saving my current read from the dreaded turned down corner...

And here's how to do them.  I made that many because I was going to photograph each stage for you to follow, but in reality, this video will be much easier.

And here are another couple of makes I finally got round to...

Little Birdy Jars, inspired by this one on Pinterest...

It's a devil of a job to get a good photo!

Happy St Valentine's Day!


  1. Oh Alix, those were the days, when a nice card alone was all that was required ... not all this stuff and nonsense nowadays! Meals out, chocolates, flowers, jewellery, cosmetics, etc ... and that's only for the men!

    Love your little page markers, I'm going to try and make one now, thanks for sharing!

    Love Claire xxx

  2. Cute page corner hearts and I love the birds in jars, very very cute!

    ps My motto: (along the lines of 'A Dog is not just for Christmas') 'Romance is not just for Valentines Day'!

  3. What's not to love? Cards - wonderful. Page corners - genius (and something I will be trying out this evening!). And those birds - how cute are they?! x

  4. Some really great ideas, love the birdie jars and the page protector is perfect (think I just found a use for some old music!)
    Gorgeous vintage cards too.
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Carol xx

  5. I know Valentines cards and gifts are c**p but I so love this tiny bit of appreciation once a year. Hate the printed word but adore a heart felt message from a quiet and tongue tied husband. x Love the little birds too.