Monday, February 7, 2011

Heart to Heart Valentines Swap

2011 Valentines
Once again this year I participated in the Heart to Heart Valentines Swap. I was pretty much stuck for ideas until I saw this post and learned how to make picture holders out of little metal tart tins. I just so happened to have 14 of the tart tins!

Here they are lined up like little soldiers. The photo is of my Aunt Janet and she is holding a quilled heart. The quote by ee cumings says, "I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart."  I figure the recipients can use the photo holder for their own picture after Valentines is over. The hardest part was thinking of how to package them. I ended up using Gorilla tape to secure the wire underneath. It's less permanent than hot glue, but I figured if it all popped apart in transit it would be very simple to fix. Simply press everything back in place.

Today I received my package! Oh my word! The amazing stuff inside! I will let Sarah share it on her blog, but I do want to say thanks to all the creative talent that participated!


Rebecca said...

They're lovely! I always miss this swap. I'll get in on it one year. Love the photo of your aunt. :)

The Amusing Redhead said...

Ummmmm, you neglected to mention that you sent a *fabulous* matroyska doll for Sarah's daughter!!! So cute! Did you make the doll quilt too?

Thanks for all the great ideas!

Sarah said...

I cannot believe how quickly those boxes are arriving. I didnt mail them until like 2 pm on Saturday.

Guess I better take those photos today!

Heidi said...

Every year, I see the Valentines you made for the H2H swap and kick myself for not signing up. This year is no exception! I LOVE the tart tin idea. I am so drawn to them but never can figure out what to do with them. Fabulous!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Those are really cute! I missed it this year :( Maybe next year!

Katie said...

Jane - I participated in the H2H swap this year and I really loved the tin with the photo holder. It is really cute. I love that the pic is someone you know. Thank you so much. Katie

Michaele said...

I love love LOVE your photo holder and the story behind the picture! Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the banner!


littlemissmk said...

so cute and i love the quote!