Friday, February 20, 2009

Handmade Love

Scott and I decided this year to start a new tradition of having a handmade theme for our Valentine's Day gifts to each other.

We were in Maryland over Valentine's week. Scott went to some of my favorite local shops there and made this beautiful gift basket for me!

It included a gorgeous dark red, long-stemmed rose, sparkling apple cider and other goodies from McCutcheon's, a box of hand-selected chocolates from Olympia Candy Kitchen (all dark chocolate and no nuts - just what I like!), and a selection of gemstone focus beads from Potomac Bead Company for my jewelry-making projects! He picked them all out himself - aren't they gorgeous? I can't wait to play with them!

I loved everything, and was so impressed with the time and effort he put into thinking about what I would like, hand-selecting everything, and arranging it all so cute in a little basket. He really knows how to make things special.

His gift from me was these little covered soaps that I made.

Those big, manly hands of his have a hard time holding on to slippery bars of soap in the shower, so I thought washcloth covers would help make the soap bars non-slip and sudsy. He says he loves them. I had fun making them for him.

I'm so grateful to be married to my sweet, wonderful Valentine!


Sarah C said...

You and Scott are so cute. I am glad you had a great Valentine's. I like the wash clothe covers that you made.

Megan said...

I love the soap covers-what a great idea! I think Brian and I need his and her soap scrubbies. Scott did a great job at picking out your gifts, I love those beads!

P.S- I think you should open an etsy store with jewelry, corn therapy bags and soap covers...I'd totally buy them!

Jill said...

What a fun Valentine's tradition! I am always impressed by the things you do to show love for each other. Happy Love Day!

Ashley said...

Wow, what thought the two of you put into V-Day! Two very awsome gifts!!

nicole said...

Sweet! You guys are adorable. :) And yay for handmade gifts... they're so much more meaningful!

Anonymous said...

Aw. He got you some great6 stuff. I'll take a necklace with one of those stones when I come. ;) You did such a good job on the soap covers.
Angela (yes, I forgot my password again....