I don’t usually worry too much about Valentine’s Day. When I was younger I was chronically single (and liked it that way), and we’ve never really made a big deal about it in the 10 years we’ve been together. I mean, it’s lovely to celebrate, but it’s not important to me if it’s on the 14th of Feb or the 14th of September, if you know what I mean? My husband is a total romantic anyway, so he doesn’t need a special day to remind him.
But because I love to celebrate love, I’ve found some gorgeous Valentine’s Day inspired projects and ideas for you – focusing on spoiling yourself!
My Instagram friend Vanessa has made a series of gorgeous project bag and hand dyed yarn kits. I’m absolutely in love with this one – the hearts even look crocheted. and the yarn, wow. It’s gorgeous red with sparkle, and I love me some sparkle! Check out the full range here.
This little Bigly Migly is just the sweetest! The pattern is a free Ravelry download by Autumn Leaf, here.
I love mug cozies. I’m not often out and about drinking coffee, but when I am, I want something this cute to stop my fingers from burning! It’s a free pattern from The Stitchin Mommy.
Aren’t these coasters cute? Tatsiana at Lillabjorn made these and they look gorgeous. They’d make a great stash-buster project, don’t you think?
While not knit or crochet, I had to include this tutorial by Tonya at A Love of Family and Home. Tonya shows us how to make those gorgeous felted roses, I think I’ll have to do it too…
Don’t these look lovely and snuggly? Susan from Felted Button has designed these and they’re on Ravelry as a free download. They’re perfect for that romantic Valentine’s Night out in this freezing weather!
Ok Aussies. I realise that it’s a massive heatwave there right now, so even though these aren’t Valentine related, they’re hot weather related! And in all honestly, when I lived in Alice Springs I had thongs (flip flops) for all occasions. These can totally be “Date Night Thongs,” right? These are my own design.
Have a great Valentine’s Day, whether you’re married, single, in love or out of it. Just use it as an excuse to eat great chocolate!