Thursday, January 24, 2013

Inspired Valentines!

Inspiration from FF
When genius strikes!!

It doesn't happen much..truly hardly ever....that genius flash of light...but sometimes it strikes.    And Amen if you are actually awake and paying attention...because WOW...the happy dance is sure to follow!  But, hold on, you need to think Super Slow Motion Happy Dance with no jumping or bouncing, no helicopter head, no attitude bounce, no gangnam style pony dance motion because this post-concussive brain thing of mine prohibits any sort of Ellen DeGeneres moves.  I'll just keep my seat on the sofa and send my right fist up in the air with a softly spoken celebratory, "YES"!  We'll call that my dance.

Here's the 411 on the flash of genius:
I was completely inspired by the adorable Sock Sorting Game on Miss Mary Liberry's blog recently.  I pinned it to my "Flannelizing Soon" pinterest board and planned to make socks with heart designs.  Fast forward to today- I remembered that I have mittens with hearts ...already made - see photo from a previous  post!!  So my laundry basket will have Mittens to Match!!  Genius!!  *pretending to do a happy dance*

So, I have small plastic tub for my laundry basket:  It looks like this:

I'll place the mittens in here, but they're at the library now, and I am still at home. (hence pretty felt in my mini laundry basket)  I can't wait to do this game!   

Inspired thinking continues!  Library Quine's Currant Buns, (check here) are dressed up for Valentine's day at the bakery shop!  Please follow her link for the song, it's great...and new to me.  Library Quine has a template as well - very cool.  Have to love our Flannel Friday Family. 

Five Currant Buns in the bakery shop
Big and round with a heart on top
Along came a boy with a penny one day
Bought a currant bun and took it away
Four Currant Buns in the ....

Alrighty then...maybe I have overreacted a tad!  Maybe this was an Ah-ha moment and not Genius.  But the temperature is ridiculously cold in Connecticut and the wind is howling and all things came together after my physical therapy appointment today!  I am thinking, ahhh.... 
Grateful Genius!  

Thanks for visiting Piper Loves the Library.  She's all snuggled in bed for this deep freeze and waiting for me to read her a good book.  Any suggestions for Valentine books?  

This week's Flannel Friday host is


  1. Wow! It is Genius x 2! I really enjoyed your post this week. It made me giggle a few times. <3 Plus these are two very cute ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

    One of my favorite Valentine books is Mouse's First Valentine by Lauren Thompson. Another favorite for this holiday that really isn't Valentine-y is My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall. I think Piper would enjoy all the animals made from hearts in this book. ;)

    I hope you are starting to recover from your accident. Sending healing thoughts and warm hugs!
    ~ K ~

  2. Thanks K,
    Feeling those warm hugs through your kind words. This post was fun. Just playing with all the creativity our FF friends have already put into the blogoshpere. Thanks for the book suggestions. ~ jane xo

  3. I LOVE that you decorated the currant buns for Valentine's Day.

    1. Thanks! You know that's what they do at the bakery shop for Valentine's Day, hearts on everything!!!

  4. So cute! I adapted your Currant bun rhyme a little to use some cupcake flannels that I Valentine's day!!
    Made up a last verse for the rhyme:
    'No cupcakes in the bakery shop
    Vanilla frosting with a heart on top
    Each was bought to give away
    To a happy friend for Valentine’s Day!'

  5. Kathryn,
    this is too cute, and amazingly coincidental. I made flannel cupcakes when I made the buns,(to use with the same rhyme)I am saving the cupcakes for a birthday themed program and blog post. I love your last verse. thanks for letting me know ~ jane


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