Thursday, 12 January 2017

My Funny Valentine

Love shouldn't always be a serious business - fun and laughter should also be a part.

So, here is a great selection of funny and sweet gifts for that special person (male or female!), all from UK Etsy sellers

In our last blog, we featured handmade cards - here are a couple of ideas for crafty folk

Valentine's Day is for lovers - but there are lovers who are alone now and need hugs....

Gra of Crossstitchtheline created this lovely design - don't we all need hugs?!  

Heather of HeatherEllisArt's cute stamp fits this idea too - I love the tender words!

and who doesn't love a bunny to cheer us up on a grey rainy day? She's called Peaches (aaaah) from Peculiaris

and for funny valentines....

I'm a big Star Wars fan and I love this mug from TattooMugLady - how cool is this!

and with no apologies, I'm back to the romantic....

Kelly of FuNkTjUnK makes 
this fab confetti - great for 
scattering on the table at 
your intimate dinner for two...

 and when you are there, sipping the wine and gazing into each other's eyes,  you slip out a little gift....

Darling, you have the keys to my heart...
(with love from LittleConkers!)

I'll love you till infinity and beyond
(from Alludio)

The Happy Couple (and that's just the cats!)
from CarlBatterBee

Here are the links to these fab Etsy sellers

and a few lovelies available at DunnCrafting....

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Valentine's Day Gifts # 1

The festivities are over - and romantics among us are looking towards Valentine's Day.

Shops, both online and on-foot, will be saturated with red hearts, schmaltzy cards - all to tempt us to make that romantic loving gesture.

But ....

for something really unique, look no further than 'Etsyhandmade in the UK' - beautiful makes that are simply not available elsewhere, and will tell your beloved how special she (or he) is....

Let's start with cards - here are two, one traditional, the other....? read on!

This pretty card, from Jane at Bitsanbobsanbags,  is a collage of tiny pieces of fabric, blank on the inside for you to write your own special message.

Or you might like something that is cute - and interactive!  Have a look at this from PurpleValleyDesign - pull the tab and ...... aaaah!

Stage  2 - the tender gift!

I love this glass heart pendant from Artbypolli - there are other really lovely 'heart' gifts from this great shop! 

and what lady wouldn't like to receive this stunning jewellery box from DaisyBelleShop

Stage 3 - the proposal!

'A wonderful and gorgeous snow globe featuring our Handmade design.  Just shake the globe to see many gorgeous red hearts or white snow falling down slowly through the water.'

....personalised for you, from KikkaandTikka - love it!

Being a real romantic, with a love of beautiful words,  I have to end this post with one of my favorite quotes from W B Yeats:

Check out these fab shops, by clicking on the links

and, of course, come and visit us too, at DunnCrafting.

In our next post, we will be featuring Valentine gifts that are for the 'road less travelled' - watch out for it!