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.
for something really unique, look no further than 'Etsy - handmade 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!