Thank you all for the well-wishes!  My friend brought over a miracle cure for me last night, so I'm finally well!  If you find yourself with a miserable, congested cold with fever, here's the miracle: Throat Coat.  It's the only thing that made me feel better!

At least one of my valentines has been delivered, so I can show you now without spoiling the surprise!
This was the gift I made for Jeanelle for hostessing the Valentine 3 inchey swap; it's a journal with an inchey decoration on the front.
For the cover, I used a vintage book cover for Andersen's Fairy Tales, but I liked the end papers better than the actual grey/pink cover so I used it for the front, and the front for the inside front (if that makes sense!)  I covered the edges with pretty black lace Japanese washi tape.
I used some fun scrap book papers for the pages, and for the back cover...

a vintage paper studio frame, decorated with hearts and flowers!
More to follow -- I think I may start posting a few handmade and antique valentines a day between now and the 14th!

In the meantime, check out this article I wrote for to encourage Valentine gifting from the antique shop: 30 Valentine gift ideas -- it's chock full of photos I took one morning at one of my favorite local shops!

Look at that shabby pink high chair!


andrea creates said…
very nice valentine!
get well soon :)
HI! I'm Tabitha said…
glad ur better. luv that pink highchair!
I love all your vintage goodies. And thanks for the "throat coat" news.
Anonymous said…
Laurie - I LOVE your valentine. It is so precious!

Your article is fabulous. Such wonderfully uniques gift ideas.
Christine said…
Love your Valentine book! It's just gorgeous!!!

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