Christmas is lovely and now we've already moved on to Valentine's Day!

I think all of the un-decking of the halls leaves the home a little blah, so we need to throw some hearts up for a little color.

Hint, hint.

I made a felted wool heart mobile for my mom for Christmas (hearts aren't only for Valentine's Day, of course) and everyone loved it so I made a few more for my shop. The hearts are sewn from felted wool sweaters. The various textures really make the mobiles lovely. My mom hung her mobile in between her living room and sunroom, and I have one hung against a wall. I think they would be lovely in a nursery, too.

I hope to make more woolen items, but it is getting hard to find wool things in the thrift stores. I need to make a trip to "THE CITIES" (the all caps and quotes are for fans of The Church Basement Ladies) and look in the big huge thrift stores.

Final bit of business: I was the lucky recipient of a NEW sewing machine from my in-laws (a Janome) which zipped right through my super bulky wool. I'm also using it to sew cute little fabric hearts onto pretty chocolate brown paper for valentines, also available in ye old shoppe.

Perhaps I will use this machine for some more "regular" type sewing, too. :)