February 14, 2014

{You've Got Mail!}

It's been a while since I've posted, but I thought I'd take a moment to share my Valentines gift for my kids. I don't know about you guys, but I'm always struggling to figure out ways to improve my kid's relationships with each other.  As I was trying to figure out what to give them for Valentine's Day, I struck upon an idea...

This is, for lack of a better name, is our Love Note Pillow. The idea is whoever has the pillow needs to write a nice note to someone else in the family and leave it on their bed. Then the recipient writes a note to someone else and passes it on. I want them to start being aware of each others strengths and appreciate the little things they do for each other but often overlook.

I made a simple fabric envelope with two contrasting fabrics, lined with interfacing, added velcro to the enclosure and sewed a button heart to the front. I then sewed the envelope to the pillow before sewing it together. I thought the ric rac trim was a fun touch. I duplicated a love note that I found somewhere on the internet and made a stack of them for the kids to use. 

I don't know whether this pillow will work as intended, but at least it's cute!


1 comment:

Jamie said...

You are so creative!