The heart lives on but is romance dead?


So the 411 on the heart is it’s still there. Clearly people have written messages but no one has emailed any to me yet. I’ve taken a stake out position, as you can see above, and so far I’ve seen plenty of people look but no messages yet.

I did do one just to start the trend, here is one for my needy mother who demanded a message from me this morning:


I guess I should really write one for DH shouldn’t I…

UPDATE: I did catch some girls having a go – good on them! But where are all the romantic young men out there?


Love bomb!


I’m just too impatient to save showing you my Valentine’s Day yarn bomb, so here it is, a sneak preview! It’s a large crochet heart (75x80cm) with some chalkboard vinyl sewn on to it. The idea is that people can write their own Valentine’s Day message and take a picture with their camera phones to send to a loved one.


So, details: well the heart was freestyled, starting with two treble crochets and adding an extra two in at each end to make the cone shape. To shape the top of the heart I crocheted 2tog at each end, then 3tog as I got to the top, pretty much just making it up as I went along (making sure to make a note of what I did on one side so I could replicate the other – unusually organised of me!).


The chalkcloth is from, left over from my chalkboard project. I drilled holes in it to make it easier to sew through.


The basket was another freestyle project. Hopefully the chalk will be safe and sound in here.


So that people know what to do, I wrote a special Valentine’s poem (with a bit of word smithing from Stitch This):

A 21st Century Valentine

Roses are red, violets are blue,

You can send a Valentine too.

Write a message for your lover,

Tell them why they’re like no other.

If you’ve forgotten to send a card

Take a picture – it’s not hard!

And just so I can keep a log,

Send a copy to my blog.

I’m going to laminate it and leave it next to the heart. I’d be interested to know what you think, it’s not going up till tomorrow so still time to change it.


I went on a recce for locations today and this tree looks a likely candidate.

So, tomorrow night, me and my partner in crime (crime passionnel!) will be on a mission tomorrow night to spread love and joy 🙂 I’ll make sure I get a picture of it in situ. I may even do some surreptitious spying to see how it’s going down. It’d be a shame to leave it and not know what happened. A domain mes amour!



A Valentine rose

This isn’t my big V-day project, this is just a side project that I knocked up yesterday. I’m going to leave these tied up somewhere in town on Valentine’s Day for someone to give to their loved one. Ironically, DH and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day at all. We may use it as an excuse to get some nice food, but that is usually it. This Tuesday it will be Pizza Hut. The height of romance, no? But that is more due to it being half term and spending the day with Betty than anything else. All you can eat buffet and kids eat free. Don’t tell me that romance is dead.