19 January 2009

love is here to stay


my heartsrings valentine kit is now available in the shop!

got out the scissors, a stash of pretty paper, tape and fishing line to make a project. which was started and finished before the boy even woke up from his morning nap. short and simple projects are pertinent to life now. every day i have to make little choices like: email or blog, empty the dishwasher or fold laundry, shower or surf the net, work or play, read or sleep, etc. luxuries like round-brushing and applying eyeshadow are rare accomplishments. thankfully my boys don't mind. days are chopped up into do or die increments. of course these increments always include happy things like: cuddling and rocking, chatting and laughing, smiling and eating, all my children and ellen. benji loves to eat while catching up with our favorite cooky characters.

so my early valentining has begun. i know, i know. this is me over-compensating for being so late on taking my tree down and putting it up, for that matter. oh well. c'est la vie. my happy hearts hang right above the sink. floating above me while i scrub the pots and pans.

a little love decor just in time for obama to give his speech, michelle to wear her dress and every news anchor to get a little choked up. not to mention our mini inauguration party. we'll be having fettuccine alfredo, spinach salad and dan's new pick, thomas kemper cream soda (freeze for ten minutes for optimum chill). benji will be in his favorite snug jammies and maybe i'll be wearing eyeshadow, my new favorite duo, starstruck and golden lynx.

happy inauguration day. (oh yes, my friends, i look fear in the face. i realize that blogging the O word may in fact bring about another go-around. see my most controversial post of 08 for reference.)

p.s. fishing line is my new favorite craft go-to. all thanks to dan. when i mentioned i might like some fishing line lying around my studio, he was more than delighted to run out to sportsman's warehouse to make the purchase. (hmm now why doesn't that happen when i mention needing a new pair of shoes?) dan even called to inquire what weight i needed. um, i don't know, strong enough to hold up a paper heart. he made an excellent choice, getting a lightweight line that would make knots neatly. what would i do without my man.

side note: for lack of a better solution to hang my hearts from the ceiling, i simply tied the fishing line heart strings to one long piece of ribbon so the hearts are dangling at different heights. i then used three push pins to tack the ribbon onto the ceiling.

18 comments:

Marfa said...

lovely...you'll have to come and check out my blog, my 5 year old made some pretty lil hearts, too...

Pina said...

Oh, so lovely! :)

Jo said...

Lovely - simple but effective and very pretty.
I can't believe some of the comments you got on your breakfast post last year! I hadn't found your blog then so hadn't read it before. Happy Inauguration day to you too. I'm from the UK but I'm watching it on the BBC and excited about it!

Holly O. said...

The hearts are perfect. I have just the spot for those. I do believe I'll pull out the scissors and fishing line today! Just curious, what do you use to hang the line to the wall?

marti said...

you are so cute...always make me smile......i am so putting my kids down and making some hearts.....maybe it will help me get the dishes done.......

Holly said...

those look great! and i love how your most controversial post is actually simple and sweet and not controversial at all!

kati said...

so true about the choices! happy New Day!

Kerry said...

This is a globally happy day, whether or not everyone realizes it.

hannah said...

So cute, Marta! I love it!

I don't know if you saw, but you won a giveaway on my blog. Don't forget to email me by tomorrow.

summer said...

you've inspired me to get a little more serious about getting a little more excited for the upcoming love-ly holiday! your hearts are so sweet & so was the fishing line story behind them!

happy inauguration day, marta!

Dansie Family said...

i love the thomas kemper orange cream soda. tastes like a fizzy cream-cicle

BrudFam said...

Today is certainly a day to celebrate, and I love the way that you will be celebrating tonight! You've also inspired me to go cut out some hearts of my own to hang in a window! Thanks for all the inspiration! I just read all the comments from your "controversial" celebratory post. Astounded by some people and their lack of tolerance and acceptance of others. Today, I am proud of our new president and his call for all Americans to be united, to work together for the common good of our country! Go Obama!

Cat said...

As a Canadian, I have followed this campain with much interest and am very excited about the historical change that took place today. I know that times will be hard for a while but I think that this is a step in the right direction. President Obama has a great energy and is such an inspiration. I can't wait to see how things go from now on, especially with foreign countries.

allison said...

stealing that idea! love love love those hearts. <3 <3 <3

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I love Valentines decorations! This reminds me I should get mine out.

Sarah said...

LOVE those hearts! I may have to copy your cute idea!!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Ha ha! I am all too familiar with those choices. Reading cool crafty blogs usually wins out over showering...

I would like to post your idea (with links and credit to you) on DollarStoreCrafts.com

Heather

woodly said...

oh how pretty! I think I'm going to 'copy' your idea for my space at work!

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