This week we made some pretty Valentine's hearts out of salt dough and painted them. There are 50 hearts and we painted them four different colors. The lacy edged ones we painted white and then gave them a pearl finish. The plain edged hearts we painted with Sweetheart Blush for the darkest color and then mixed it with white for the second color and then more white to make a really pale pink for the third color. We finished them with crystals sprinkled over mod podge but it doesn't show up very well in the photos. Darn! The crystals make them look really sparkly.
We used gold jewelry making wire to hang the hearts on our little tree. We convinced Mom to let us decorate our tree differently for each of the holidays, not just Christmas. Neat idea, don't you agree?
We covered the basket that the tree sits in with light pink fabric and tied it with a pretty ribbon.
We thought this little music box looked nice sitting near the tree. It used to belong to our grandma Audrey but we have it in our room now.
Here is a close-up of one of the fairies that have come to sit in our tree. There are two different types and we're not sure how many of them there are and we're afraid to count them because we don't want them to get spooked and fly away.
Here's where we set our tree first. It's a table in front of the window of our room. Mom said it was so pretty we should put it somewhere everyone could see it, so we told her we would let her put it on the buffet in the dining room.
It does look nice sitting there next to the bowl of hearts and the pretty little doll with Sampson on her lap.
Wave at the camera, Sampson.
Isn't he the cutest little bear? He likes being held.
Mom has more hearts in this room. There's the heart shaped wreath on the wall with a really pretty felted heart she received as a gift from her friend Jan hanging from it.
There's another wreath, not heart shaped, but it does have a heart hanging from it that she got from our Oma Linda.
We're already starting to work on ornaments for another holiday. Here's a sneak peek.
There they are, next to some of the hearts we just finished. We can't figure out why Mom says that pink isn't one of her favorite colors. We love it. Pink and purple. We love them both.
Well, we're off to visit our bear friends who blog on Friday. Hope you enjoyed seeing our tree. It was fun to make and we think we might have inspired Mom. She's making some little hearts out of paper mache clay. We tried to make some too but that stuff is sticky and messy and our hearts didn't turn out. They looked like yucky, nasty lumps, not very pretty. You don't want to know what they really looked like. When Oakley said what he thought they looked like, Mom said, "That's enough potty talk." Our friend Wilbur made some and boy oh boy he's really good at it!
Well, thanks for visiting and do come back.
Hugs from the North Pole bears,
Bellamine & Wendy