Freeform Katia

February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine’s Day

Filed under: musings, pretty little things — Tags: , , — freeformkatia @ 9:15 am

I made these Valentine’s Day cards at the beginning of February using some beautiful origami paper that my mom gave me a few years ago. I think they turned out quite nicely, even though the glue made the paper warp a little. I was wondering if in the future I could scan the heart in to the computer and then print the image on to card stock… that would mean I need to get a scanner/printer. Ah well, in due time.

Then last night I did the ultimate over-achieving mom thing: I stayed up until 11pm baking red velvet cupcakes with pink cream cheese frosting for Maja & Madeleine to take to school and share. I always feel the need to do something like this because my over-achieving mom set the bar for Valentine’s very high: every year she would bake heart-shaped cookies for EACH AND EVERY CLASSMATE in each of her daughter’s classes throughout grade school (there are 3 of us) and then decorated them with pink icing and wrote each child’s name on a cookie in white icing. I think my mom was very glad when my younger sister skipped a grade early on in elementary school to join me in my grade and she only had to make cookies for 40 kids instead of 60.

No wonder my mom was so tired all the time. Tell me mom — what on earth possessed you to do this?!? It must have been love.



  1. My contribution to the daycare Valentine’s tradition: “Canada” stickers stuck on index cards, with the kids names. Not exactly artistic!! But funnily, sort of exotic for the little ones.

    Comment by Lynette — February 14, 2008 @ 10:39 am

  2. That’s a pretty high bar, indeed. My mother made Knox Blocks (Jello with added Knox brand gelatin) and but them into heart shapes. Impressive, yes, but not difficult. :)

    This morning, I was scrambling around the Shoppers Drug Mart trying to find chocolate to give to my co-workers. Definitely far below the lowered bar of velvet cupcakes.

    You are awesome, and send me a cupcake! :)

    Comment by Laura — February 14, 2008 @ 11:22 am

  3. ps. in our mistrusting age, our daycare does not ALLOW homemade food. So, for J’s birthday I HAD to buy a cake from Safeway.

    Comment by Lynette — February 14, 2008 @ 10:55 pm

  4. I really can’t remember doing that every year — you must have been very impressed; or, I was crazy and needed more to do. In any case, love was definitely involved!!!

    Comment by Mom — February 18, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

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