This was my second year participating in the Secret Valentines Exchange, #2017sve on Instagram. The brainchild of Sanae Ishida and Ute —— it’s a worldwide gathering of makers who take on a secret valentine—- and MAKE her something. With their own hands!  🙂

My heart be still.

I opened my secret valentines gift early. Because. Sigh………….. it’s been a rough week and if you follow me on Instagram, you know this to be a fact! I deserved a reset today and opening my box of goodies that came all the way from Germany seemed a fabulous idea! IT WAS!

We had a “winter” day today so I wore my fingerless mitts to the grocery! So warm and soft! Thanks so much Silvia, I also adore the lavender from your own garden filing the sachet, the wonderful handstitched journal, the delicious eucalyptus +olive soap you crafted and the darling pouch! I appreciate your time, love and energy! ***If you’re reading this, Pretty Please tag yourself as I don’t know your Instagram name! **


I  can’t tell you (or show you) what I made for my swap partner because she hasn’t posted about it yet. I suspect she’s a good girl and is going to wait until February 14th, fancy that!  😉

I can tell you that I had a blast stalking her on IG and trying to decide what to make that she might love!

In non-related Valentine’s News——- BIG ANNOUNCEMENT from Studio TKB——

ALL PATTERNS NOW COME WITH A COPY SHOP VERSION! I personally don’t print copy shop versions, at least very often. First of all, I live on an island with one copy shop that tends to be pricey. But mostly, I print usually without much advance planning— when inspiration strikes! I may or may not print at 2 a.m. on a routine basis.  Ahem. That’s how I roll!

That is the number one question I get—– do you have copy shop versions????  And because y’all clearly plan better than I do, and maybe just hate to tape patterns together, your wish is my command.

20% OFF

ANY Pattern

Code: CopyShopLove

My Wish for you is that you know you are valued, cherished,

appreciated and loved

AND that you are able to find some personal time to do those things

that fill your heart + soul!

Until Next Time!

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