Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Be My Sweetie

Love is in the air, my friends. I stay in a Valentines state of mind pretty much year-round; I walk around with stars in my eyes, falling in love with all the pretty things in this world that catch my eye. I enjoy love stories, I'm sentimental as can be, and I'm quick to throw my arms around people when I'm happy to see them. As you can guess, I'm feeling especially lovey-dovey this time of year, and it shows in my work. I have noticed that my Etsy shop is quickly filling up with hearts, glitter, and other romantic notions and I wanted to take a moment to share some of these creations with you. If they make just one heart flutter, I will be a happy girl! ♥

I'm putting this item first, because it is the most important in my opinion and is very close to my heart. Why? Because 100% of the proceeds are donated to The American Cancer Society. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!! So tell your lover that you want to help fight cancer this Valentine's Day, or use it as a lesson on being charitable by purchasing it for the little girl in your life.


Have a Heart Pendant

I'm trying to incorporate more handmade supplies into my shop. These are my latest addition!




Sweetheart Charms

If you watch my shop, you may have noticed that little pieces of my vintage button collection appear every once in a while.


Blushing Bobbies- Vintage Button Hairpins

I may or may not have fantasized about packing my bags and moving into this tiny house...


House of Love Mini Sculpture

And since we can't eat decadent desserts every day of the week without it showing (unless you're my husband, whom I secretly resent for his ability to eat whatever the hell he wants without gaining a single pound), I've made you a fake dessert for those days in between.


Strawberry Cake Magnet Set

I'm kinda in love with the necklace like this one that I made for myself. It's been getting lots of wear lately.


Glitter Acorn Necklace in Red

I've recently started making lockets for my shop. To me, there's just something special about a locket. Don't you agree?




Floral Locket Necklace

For the coffee drinkers...


Coffee Lover Earrings in Sterling Silver

I think one of the most romantic things in the world is a good, old-fashioned love letter.


Love Letter Pendant

I had fun photographing this pendant with a few of my favorites from my collection of vintage valentines.



And speaking of that collection, I do believe my next post will be another installment of Vintage Finds. I'll show you some of the vintage valentines I've collected over the years, as well as a few other treasures.

I'm sure that by the end of this post, you are fully aware of my stance on this particular holiday. I obviously adore this time of year, but I know there are many people out there who view this as yet another unnecessary, greeting-card holiday. What is your opinion on Valentine's Day? Do you love it as much as I do, or do you take a more laid-back approach to all the hullabaloo?

20 comments:

Knit-O-Matic said...

oh my gosh, soooo cute. I have been meaning ot ask you about ordering some pretty handmade beads from you. Holler at me if you be up for making me a few sets of coffee beans and a few sets of hearts. :-)

christine said...

I love the little houses! So darn cute.. You've been busy making all sorts of new things!

I have fond memories of Valentine's day as a kid just because I loved making my own Valentines to give out every year. I think I usually started planning them right after Christmas.. We keep Vday pretty simple now, but I still enjoy it a lot. :)

apparentlyjessy said...

I am still swooning at your lockets. I think I will need one very soon! I really like the envelope necklace too, so perfect for valentines day.

Pili said...

I love the acorn, the envelope pendant and those heart charms, so cute!!

And I love my Heart pendant!

Since me & the bf don't really have a proper anniversary so far, we celebrate it in Feb, as in the whole month, so Valentines is included there!

babalisme said...

So so cute!! >.< Well Valentine's day is just another busy day for a mom and no less or much affection in that day required. Well, since I don't become a real monster by Halloween, I guess I won't become Juliet by Valentine. But It's so much fun celebrating nonetheless!

Robin Thomas said...

Holly you are a wizard with this medium! Those lockets are so inspired. I can tell you are in love with your life!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

*flutter*

I am in awe.



you just continue to inspire me and impress me Holly, you totally Rock, and I don't even think you really *know* that you rock, like really, ya know? :D

I want some of those heart charms... can't wait to see what other supplies you make!

Cindy said...

The vintage button hairpins are adorable!

Liz said...

We don't do much at Valentine's. . .but I just wanted you to know that I have a husband who can eat whatever he wants, and not only NOT gain weight, but look extremely muscular and fit. It's really disgusting, and amazing that I still love him!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

I just posted your heart pendant on facebook/twitter. It's awesome that you are donating 100% of the proceeds. You really do rock! :)

JUST ME said...

I love that piece of cake magnet...LOVE IT.

As for the holiday...I used to hate it, but now I think I can simply shake my head at it and smile.

alexkeller said...

Yuve been busy!
Prior to 2006 I wasn't very into hearts. But. Then i got married on 2/18 and had my son. So I'm all about love and anything from my son with a heart on it!!!!

Raven said...

I'm LOVING all of the glitter, Holly! I'm so going to have to buy something...

Did I tell you I'm seriously thinking about making my own Etsy shop? I'm thinking about selling some of my photography on there. Wish me luck! :-)

Sue Furrow said...

Wow Holly, You have been really busy! I'm going to your Etsy after this note, I know there must be stuff in there I want. Wish you had a subscribe button.

Princess Caitlin said...

Dude, the strawberries on that cake are gorgeous, girl!!

Sarah Knight said...

Beautiful!

Heather said...

awww, you are so creative! sheesh! its all so cute and now I'm seriously a little hungry ;) that letter with the heart? ADORABLE!

Kristin said...

I seriously love those little hearts. So cute!

JennTRC said...

So much Valentine's day cuteness!

Lemon Shortbread said...

those red heart charms are so cute!! love the red glitter effect! adding it to my faves lol. I'm also in a locket craze lately!