Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Little Tacky?

We don't really celebrate Valentine's Day in our house. We pretty much stick to Christmas, Easter, Birthday's and Anniversaries...sad but true.
........So I don't know what happened this year, but on Friday, hubby presented me with a gift before going out of town on business for a couple of days. This gave me time to get creative with a gift for him. I knew full well that spending any amount of $$$ would NOT be received as an expression of love in any way, shape or form at the present time, so what to do???
Yesterday I let my youngest loose with a piece of wood, my hammer and some upholstery tacks and she created a great picture of a butterfly and a heart. I was so impressed that I got to work on a creation of my own. It is romantic, in a masculine sort of way, and I think he will be able to find the perfect spot for it on his office wall at work.
















24 comments:

Rie said...

Oh, that is simply adorable. And quite masculine too... the perfect Valentine's day gift!

Tina said...

Oh Ange, that is just gorgeous. What a beautiful gift, you are so clever! ~ Tina

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Very Cool!! Love It! Love the title too! LOL

Happy Valentines Day!!

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Ange...that is awesome!!

& if it is in chalkboard paint..hubby could go psycho with it!!??

well done...I love it...

xx andrea

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Adorable piece!! Unique but simple....what a great combo.

Cheers~
e

Tia in the Sky said...

Your ideas are always so creative, I love this one! Wish I had thought of it :O

Kristen said...

Very masculine indeed! I think that perhaps you don't celebrate V-Day because you're a Kiwi! :-D When we lived in N.Z. I made sure to introduce the holiday to all of Carls brothers...we even celebrated Halloween and Thanksgiving! :-) Nothings better then receiving something from the heart from your loved one, eh?!

red ticking said...

just love this... and i know he will too! so thoughtful and creative... xx pam

Creamy White said...

Very creative Ange! So cute! Even if you don't celebrate, have a wonderful day with your family! Valentine's is every day, anyway...
XoXo, :-) Li

Brabourne Farm said...

The perfect Valentine's gift - love it! Leigh

Kellie Collis said...

The most thoughtful gift is always the best! xx

Beach Vintage said...

Wow, this is very creative.

Creamy White said...

Thanks Ange! I really liked the board too when I finished it. It is so good to exchage some ideas...XoXo, Li

Ange said...

Absolutely adorable Ange!

Susie said...

Ange - that's so creative & thoughtful, love it! Hope you are having a great week....Susie x

Creamy White said...

Hi Ange, I didn't see you wrote on other post abou NZ. Yes, we got our Resindecny a week ago and we are sooooooo happy!!!!I'm counting the days to move....not that I don't like Canada, but My hubby and I love nature, waterfalls, the sea...We don't know yet where we are going to be, but I believe it might be around Auckland, Bay of Plenty, or Wellington. I'll let you know for sure! See ya! XoXo, Li

Natasha said...

Ange you are so clever. This is really fantastic.

I must confess that we don't do much for Valentine's either but I always make sure that I have a stock of pink lady heart chocolates!

Hope that you are well.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Creamy White said...

Me again! :-) Tauranga is very close to where my "Kind of MOM" lives. She is i KatiKati! So, for sure I'll be visiting there and who knows I'll be in that area. It will be wonderful to meet you. I'll keep you posted! XoXo, Li

Anna said...

Oh Ange...that is super cute...your are so talented with your little DIY jobs..and you always seem to have all the bits and pieces handy..lol..now that is a true crafty person for you! Thanks for your kind words re: little jacq..he is feeling alot better now ..thank you. Anna x

Creamy White said...

G'day Ange! Thanks for the compliments!
Her name is Finish(my hubby's family side) and is pronounced Anneekkee. I think this is the closest I can get. My sewing machine does embroidery and it is not that fancy, but it is lot's of work, so at the end I ask a store to do it for me, so I paid $6 for that. I think that's the only thing I ask them to do it for me. Have a awesome day! XoXo, Li

LaurenFaythe said...

What a great piece of art you made! I hope you had a great Valentines Day (even though you don't normally celebrate it.:))

Joi said...

Wow! I love it!

Bree Oliver said...

so cute, love this idea!

House of Giggles said...

I love this!! You are so creative! It's inspiring me to think of all sorts of little nail shapes you could do. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing!