By far, my favorite article in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living is the Valentine's Crafternoon article, in which a group of talented crafters came together to make handmade Valentines. The results were stunning and, if you are looking to create handmade Valentine cards this year, you might want to check out the ideas.
Two of my favorite SLO gals, Jenna and Stacey, and I decided to host our own Valentine Crafternoon on Saturday, which was the day our husbands had planned an overnight trip to Santa Cruz to play volleyball. Or, well, maybe they planned the trip after we decided to host the Crafternoon, deciding that glue sticks + pink paper + scalloped scissors + yards of ribbon + mimosas sounded like way more girly-ness than they could possibly handle. Either way, with the guys off in Santa Cruz, we lounged all day in my kitchen cutting and pasting.
Stacey brought her waffle iron--an industrial sort that makes giant Belgian-style waffles. Jenna, the artist, brought loads of crafting supplies. And I, doing what I do best, supplied a giant bottle of champagne and orange juice.
We seriously got our craft on.
In four hours I made a grand total of four cards and they aren't even that impressive. I blame the mimosas. When we got hungry again, after hours of glue sticking, we walked to High Street Deli for the 4:20 sandwich special. I'm not sure Martha would approve (she suggested gourmet pizza sandwiches in the article, which are less, um, hefty than the High Street variety) but the kitchen was already plastered in waffle batter and caramel sauce. You should never have to clean a kitchen twice in the same day is my policy.