Valentine’s Day… My Prince is Away, So Crafting I will Play!

This is actually my very first blog post ever! My palms are sweaty and I feel like a skydiver ready to step out of the security of the airplane –  taking a plunge into something new, and yet, strangely excited to see what happens on my journey.

My name is Penny and I guess that you could say that this is my Mid-Life Crisis! Ha! I have always had a passion for writing and when time allows I am watching the DIY channel, pinning craft ideas on Pinterest, and recently I discovered Bloglovin’. Needless to say, I am like a junkie looking for my next creative fix. My family and friends can vouch for me – I am not crazy (As Sheldon on Big, Bang Theory would say, “My mother already had me tested”), I just love the idea of escaping from the world for a while and creating. I  recently made some really cute Valentine pillows out of leftover dropcloth, stencils, paint, and batting. I think they turned out pretty cute and I am anxious to share them with you.

After cutting out a heart pattern on freezer paper for a pattern, I traced it onto dropcloth. Then, I used stencils to decorate the hearts with white, acrylic paint. Simple, right? You could use red paint so that the pattern popped a bit more, but these are multi-purpose heart pillows. I have two friends whose daughters are getting married this summer and won't these pillows be precious for decorative purposes! Yep, two birds with one stone!

After cutting out a heart shape on freezer paper for a pattern, I traced it onto dropcloth. Then, I used stencils to decorate the hearts with white, acrylic paint. Simple, right? You could use red paint so that the pattern popped a bit more, but these are multi-purpose heart pillows. I have two friends whose daughters are getting married this summer. Wouldn’t these pillows be precious for decorative purposes? Yep, two birds with one stone!

This is a picture of the first pillows that I did. I added some 'bling' and I can't wait to show you what they look like now. I will take more pictures for next time, and I'll show you how to make some dropcloth rosettes.
This is a picture of the first pillows that I did. I added some ‘bling’ and I can’t wait to show you what they look like now.
I will take more pictures for next time, and I’ll show you how to make some dropcloth rosettes.

8 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day… My Prince is Away, So Crafting I will Play!

  1. Welcome to your first blog! Having benefitted from your creativity in many ways for years, I look forward to the “how to,” even though I’m more of a buyer than a creator! Wishing you the best in this midlife crisis!

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