I have another quick Valentine project for you and, of course, it’s vintage and frenchy! I like it because it’s seasonal without being too cutesy and fits right into my decor.
Hmmm...I see by the look in Baby Kitty’s eyes exactly what he is thinking. Oh no, she didn't! Does the fabric look familiar?
Yes, it’s the same French ticking that I used in my ticking and burlap Christmas wreath…
…and in my ticking and vintage trim Christmas stockings! That’s because I am cutting up some old window panels and have oodles of that fabric! Prepare to see even more of it, I am sure! lol But I digress…
I started out with this graphic…Joyeuse Saint-Valentin…Happy Valentines Day in French…printed backwards for application by iron-on transfer…
…and applied it according to the directions on a 16 X 16 pillow that I made from cream twill bought with a 40% off coupon at Jo-Ann. Next, I stuffed it with a down pillow form from Goodwill for under $3.00. Then I found three frenchy fabrics in my stash (love the toile!) and cut four heart shapes, stacked them up and hot-glued them in a few places to the pillow. Finally I added a little twine bow…and that’s it!
And voilà! Gotta love the little French couple enjoying the dance! I didn’t want the hearts to be too perfect, so they are a little mismatched in size. The script is in a font called My Old Remington and I love the messy, imperfect look of an old-fashioned typewriter! What do you think…Valentine-y without overdoing it? Antique-y red and not too bright? Plus it has ticking and toile! I think am going to enjoy this one!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for the Winter Blues Party
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for the Valentine Party
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Laurie at Bargain Hunting (and Chatting) with Laurie for the Valentine Party
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Jennifer at Dear Lillie for the Valentine Party
See you next time! A la prochaine!