Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine Projects & Giveaway!

 
Over the years I've written a few posts on Valentine's Day & we've made lots of Valentine inspired projects too. Here are a few of my favorites. The above post entitled, "Mama Guilt & the Waldorf Police", wasn't exactly about Valentine's Day but a few of our projects were talked about, including these toilet paper roll heart shaped candles


 I also wrote a tutorial to make this heart ornament. 

 

Last year I made these fun Valentine Spool Dolls.  


This year I've been busy making these sweet, Valentine gnomes, bears and mice and we haven't yet done any projects for our home yet.  I think we need some more heart shaped candles & maybe some Valentine sugar cookies!


Comments are closed, winner is posted!  Michelle Emery, who said,

Your creations are so sweet. I already made a needle felted heart bunting for the nature table. The kids and I plan to make beeswax and EO salve for daddy.

So in celebration of one of my favorite holidays, I would love to giveaway this little bear.  I will close comments on Sunday evening, 7 pm mountain time (9 pm est), that is February 9th, 2014, to get her in the mail for you to receive by Valentine's Day (for the US).  I will ship Internationally as well (even though you won't receive her in time). So please enter wherever you may be.  I will post the winner here so please check back with me on Sunday night. 

To enter this giveaway you must be a follower of this blog and please tell me what you plan to do or make with (or for) your littles this year to celebrate Valentine's Day.  For a second chance to win please share this giveaway and come back and tell me how you shared, via facebook, twitter, pinterest, blog, tell a friend, etc.  & that's it!

If you so desire please visit my shop, MamaWestWind on etsy.  I still have a few more of the above Valentine items to sell.  Also "like" my MamaWestWind page on facebook. 

Thank you friends!  Until next time...

46 comments:

  1. What a cutie! Thanks for the chance!

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  2. I'd love to win this sweet Valentine bear set! We have a couple of your wonderful creations already from etsy. I follow you here, on facebook and etsy. Your in my blog roll too at www.siayla.blospot.com where you can see the valentine goodies we have been up to. We also still plan to make Valentine peg and or bendy dolls too! I will go share this on facebook now too! happy Valentines day to you and your family!

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  3. So sweet, I have been admiring your work from afar....No definite plans for Valentine's Day yet - slowly adding things to our new Waldorf ways. Thank you for the generosity.

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  4. So adorable! I plan on making some felt hearts with my daughter maybe some kind of heart garland to hang around the house.

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  5. Such a cutie! He would be so loved in our house!
    No big plans for Valentine's day crafts yet. . . We have a birthday celebration just ahead of it. Crafting will happen thereafter :-)

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  6. I just shared on the ziezo FB page

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  7. Hi Becca... so sweet!!! I have made my little ones (although I have to stop referring to them as 'little') hoops made from their favorite clothes from when they were younger. They are so pretty and I can't wait to see their faces when they recognize the fabric :-)
    Love Donni

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  8. Your creations are so sweet. I already made a needle felted heart bunting for the nature table. The kids and I plan to make beeswax and EO salve for daddy.

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  9. Shared on my facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/kaikki.bryan

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  10. So cute! Here in Norway we do not celebrate Valentine as much yet, but it is slowly coming. Kids at school gives cards and such. And girlfriends and boyfriends gives each other gifts.

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  11. I got my son a sweet wooden heart from novanaturals! He would love this sweet bear though!!! Hugs!

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  12. I would do love to win this cutie, my little ones have homemade heart.mobiles and bunting little peg dolls and homemade sweet treats to.look forward to :o) Happy Valentines.

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  14. Becca this little bear stole my heart the first time I saw him! He's sooooooo sweet!
    We aren't doing much this year for Valentine's Day. We are in downsizing mode at the moment which makes making things hard to do when you are thinking about reducing, reducing, reducing! For the first time ever I BOUGHT Valentine cards for the kids to give to their friends even though I vowed that we would always make them ourselves! It feels odd but I have still decorated our home with our collection of child handmades from previous years!
    Happy Valentine's Day Becca!
    ~ joey ~

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  15. Ooh! How lovely, thanks for the chance to win. I try to make each day here magical in some way, and on the holidays I tend to go "all out.." nothing expensive or crazy just little things throughout the day that bring a smile. On Valentines day we have heart shaped meals - it could be heart pancakes for breakfast or heart tea sandwiches for lunch. This year we are hosting a tea party for friends with handmade Valentines, and when the kids wake up there's a basket each of goodies for them. A sweet, a needle felted friend..simple beautiful things.

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  17. I was signed in under my husband's gmail before, sorry about that!

    anyway... this little bear is so cute!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  18. I want to win him for my little one. She would love it. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  19. Shared on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susie.king.7982/posts/250592481786164?stream_ref=10

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  20. LOVE the bear, so adorable!! Will share on my Woolies FB page. :)

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  21. GFC follower. I love this little bear....awe! I usually buy unusual things for my son's gifts. He is five with autism so this year I ordered lots of plastic chains from etsy because he loves chains and we picked many colors.....he is gonna be excited.

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  22. Oh, that is adorable!! Currently I am helping my daughter make Valentines for her class as well as decorations for her play date/party on Valentine's Day. We will also be making cookies for the kids to decorate.

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  23. Shared on Crafty Moms Share FB page and am pinnint it.

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  24. This Valentines Day I'm taking the girls out for sushi, (their favourite thing in the world), and of course the school celebrations as well, (there will be valentines for all their friends, as well as a special Valentines lunch…FULL of pink and red hued things)! xo maureen

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  25. Oh my gosh I'd love to win this little guy! Back in the day...I'd be all over making these! But times have changed for me, now I quilt. But... I have 3 little grand daugters that would love to have one of these and one of them, the oldest age 8 would love to learn to make them. She only uses my sewing machine as no one else can sew, but this is done by hand and I coudl teach her and she could do it at her house! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. I'd love to follow you via Email if you have that option..but I did follow via Google. I just like to be able to read NOW and not filter through another venue to get to you! I am excited to follow you...I want so much to get back into the handmade little things like you have here. I used to do it....way back in the day...and would love to start again!]
    Cheri, Fabric and Memories

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    1. Hi Cheri,

      Thanks so much for your kind words! When my son was 6, I made up a little sewing basket for him. I thrifted the basket and put in a little starter sewing kit with some basic sewing projects in it. Things like a felt star wand and a little felt, cloud/ rain ornament, all cut up and ready for him. He loved it! We're still working on his patience for sewing, but he really enjoys it. He settles into it often when we listen to a book on cd. Here's the post, http://chocoeyes.blogspot.com/2011/07/wip-wednesday-michaels-sewing-basket.html

      Also your wish is my command. I added a Follow by Email in the side board under sponsors.

      Thanks for the idea!
      Becca

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    2. Wow...thanks so much! A basket like that is perfect. I'll thrift it and find one too! She will love it..her birthday is in March! Thanks!
      Cheri

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  27. I follow you already via Bloglovin and Like you on FB. Today I have shared your giveaway and thank you for the opportunity. Your handcraft work is just superb.....and I especially love your tutorials. Last year I made the valentine heart hanging and it turned out very well indeed. :)

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  28. Would LOVE to win this. I'm hoping to teach my little one to sew a felt heart but we have been Valentine's Day crafting around here for weeks! This has been shared on FB!

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  29. What a cute little bear! I'm making my kids little knitted mice with some valentine's clothes to dress them in. I th

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  30. I plan on putting valentine gnomes in their lunch boxes xxx

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  31. Absolutely cute. I can't wait to make fun little heart themed crafts with my littles this year! ^-^ <3

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  32. i am a fan of the tiny bear, too! Love the little valentine sewing spools!

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  33. Yeah! I can post! I will celebrate by making cards with my eight year old for his friends... Bethany lightfightress@hotmail.com

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  34. So inspired by your awesome and incredible creations! Wondering where you got the inspiration to make your very first gnome?

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    1. Thank you! My son, Michael was my inspiration! He is so imaginative and I just loved the idea of making open ended toys for him. He would get so excited every time I made him a toy that I just couldn't stop making them for him. Eventually I had so many ideas I thought I should open a shop. My shop is how we've been able to homeschool. If not for my MamaWestWind business we would never would have had the money for all our books and art supplies. It's been such a fun and rewarding way to fund it!

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  35. Adorable! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm also a follower.
    cokelush at gmail

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    1. Oh I didn't do this right lol. I'm going to make some simple peg dolls with my granddaughters for valentines day - just from scraps and paint. I think they will like it. :)

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  36. I shared on fb under robin phillips-knotts
    thanks!
    cokelush at gmail

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  37. Your creations ooze so much peace. I love them!! Happy Valentine's to you. Shabnam

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