For Valentine's Day this year I made my valentine a valentine. I decided to explore the world of scherenschnitte(papercutting) to make something memorable. Special K doesn't really need anything and he never wants anything so I always have to be creative. After some image transfer, I cut out the design/silhouette I chose as most appropriate.
Then I glued it onto a white backing, you know, for contrast.
I used a design from this book. I blew up the design so that it would fit into a frame designed for an 8 x 10 photograph. I used an exacto knife-like contraption to cut out the design, so this might be considered cheating by some (I think scissors are the mark of a true scherenschnitte artist--but I am just a dabbler, so there you are);I just wanted to get the silhouette cut out. I am pretty pleased with it and Special K likes it too.
If I was more thoughtful, I would have made something for Little Sir as well; but, he probably would have just tried to eat it. Instead of giving him a valentine of any sort, I just let him play with my spinning wheel.
I also made the chocolate dipped shortbread hearts that I make every year for Valentine's Day, so no surprise there.
Okay, enough of Valentine's Day reminiscence. Go and think of presidents now!