Thursday, February 12, 2009

Kimono Valentines (043/365)

2009 02 12 IMG_0977 
Ralph Wiggum: “It says 'I choo-choo choose you' and there's a picture of a train!"
Lisa Simpson: "Yeah, great gag."

(The Simpsons: I Love Lisa, Wesley Archer - director, Nancy Cartwright - actress, Yeardley Smith - actress, 1993)

TIME: 4:04 PM
PLACE: The kid's desk
SUBJECT: DramaQueen's homemade valentines

We decided to make valentines this year for the kid's class parties.  We did some surfing on the net and found a treasure trove of ideas.  The generosity of the people who post tutorials and provide patterns without any compensation is just amazing.   There was soooo many wonderful valentines out there that we had a hard time deciding what to make.  DQ finally settled on making these cute kimono valentines from Zakka Life.  (That's why I was running around town yesterday looking for Dum-Dum pops!)  I showed her how to use my paper cutter and she went to town, cutting kimonos, wrapping ribbon for the sash, inserting the lollipops and drawing on the faces with a marker.  I think she did a great job and they turned out really cute.  I just adore handmade valentines!  


Mari said...

They are very cute!

Ev said...

Oh these are so cute! I thought about making some,since she likes to do arts & crafts, but we store bought. Now I'm wishing we didn't!

Christina said...

Very cute, and a fun project!!!

Sara G said...

Great photo and wonderful idea!!

Oz Girl said...

How adorable and a fun project, I agree! Isn't the internet just wonderful sometimes?! ;)

breanna said...

i've never seen anything like that! it's delightful! i can't wait to make fun crafts like this with kaia.