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I may have only officially tied the knot this past October, but today, my husband and I are celebrating 10 years together. As cliche as it may be, Ashley did indeed sweep me off my feet on Valentine's Day, so it is a special day for us. I made reservations about a month ago (it's competitive here in NYC) at En Japanese Brasserie for their special vegetarian tasting. It should be quite amazing—I'm excited!

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Sailor Valentine box set.

1 Sailor Valentine box set.

There are plenty of fish in the sea, but I was lucky to have caught you.

2 There are plenty of fish in the sea, but I was lucky to have caught you.

Shell whale with school of shell fish. Border is a course sand from the beaches of Elbow Cay, Bahamas.

3 Shell whale with school of shell fish. Border is a course sand from the beaches of Elbow Cay, Bahamas.

You float my boat.

4 You float my boat.

Shell ship with tooth pick masts and thread. Clear sea glass border.

5 Shell ship with tooth pick masts and thread. Clear sea glass border.

Only for my soulmatey.

6 Only for my soulmatey.

Shell anchor in fine sand with gradated black and white speckled snail shells around edge.

7 Shell anchor in fine sand with gradated black and white speckled snail shells around edge.

I also made a few things for Ashley, of course. Inspired by the old Sailor's Valentines, I used our collection of ocean findings from past vacations to create a set of boxes. The shells and sand are souvenirs from the beaches we've wandered together. The little nautical compositions on the box lids reflect the sweet sayings inside.

I think he will enjoy them and the little presents within. Happy Valentine's Day everyone! OXOX

 

Comments (4)

  • Aw! So cute, congratulations on 10 years!

  • Kristin.....enjoyed your wool scarf/shawl. Do you have the instructions to make the triangle shawl you were wearing? I have also found dental floss holders are great to pull through ribbons and such. thank you, sue

  • Crafter Comment:

    The triangular shawl is simply just a large piece of fabric cut on the bias (a 45 degree angle through the grain of fabric). I chose a 60" wide felted wool and purchased 2 yards—therefore you can cut the fabric into a square and then cut diagonally across on the bias making 2 triangular shawls. It makes the long side of each triangle about 80" or so.
    The pieced together triangular shawl was basically the same thing but I sewed four smaller triangles (all cut on the bias) together. I did two straight stitches to seam each piece together. If you google how to cut on the bias, you will find good video demos.
    How that helps!
    You can find the rest of the instructions here:
    http://www.marthastewart.com/892267/wool-wrap

  • Loved your sea trash art piece that Martha showed right before the sailor valentines(loved them, too). Will you post a picture of that and tell how you made it? Thanks for the inspiration, Evie

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