sewing valentines

Since Avery's been learning how to work with yarn lately, we also sewed some valentines this year, using this tutorial on Red Bird Crafts.  I cut different solid-colored pieces of card stock (dimensions 3.5” H x 2.75” W) and punched holes in the shape of a heart in each with this Fiskars circle hand punch tool.  I wrapped some tape around the end of the yarn, to make it easier to get it through the holes in the card stock.  This video on YouTube from Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World is a nice introduction to the backstitch.  Learning the backstitch has been great for Avery to get some practice following a simple sequence and pattern.  Love how simple and lovely these valentines are!