I always like to start of just letting everyone mingle and snack so I stocked up on red drinks
and made lots of cookies to decorate
This year I tried to include some fruit too because I knew my mom was on a no-sugar diet.
And Creed couldn't resist making an appearance to snitch a few cookies and strawberries (I stole this photo from Eva)
We exchange valentines speed-dating style, where you have three minutes with each person so tell them about your Valentine and has a minute or two to chat. I really like doing it this way because then you get a chance to talk to everyone. You really have to check out these valentines.
Annie made felted soap.
Marta made each person a small cake, beautifully decorated.
Melinda made little loaves of bread with honey butter.
Liz has tiny flower pots with seeds.
Faith made fabric flower pins for everyone.
Eva forgot her valentines so she collected addresses and mailed them later (and in this picture you can see the totes that I gave everyone to collect their valentines)
I was actually glad that she forgot her valentines because don't you love getting fun mail?
My mom made letterpressed stationary for her L machine and ribbon bookmarks
Rachel made frayed fabric flower pins (and had Ruby with cute Cupid wings with her).
Lisa made everyone magnets with love quotes on them and even sewed fabric envelopes for them.
And Amanda made felt fortune cookies since this year Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year fall on the same date.
It was nice to have a reason to be creative and it's always nice to spend some time with just my girlfriends. Thanks to everyone who came!And I hope that the rest of you had a Happy Valentine's Day!