Shhh… Can I tell you a secret?

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With Valentine’s Day close I want to talk about it. OK, write about it. ☺

If you didn’t know that Valentine’s Day is this Saturday you probably haven’t open any online media or social network, they tend to go more and more hyper about this day as it approaches. I’m not gonna go in the “hate it or love it” debate, neither I’m gonna say that whether single or in a relationship you don’t need a day to appreciate people you love, and most definitely I won’t say that you as a person are so incredible and enough and whole even tho I mean it. Ops, I said it. πŸ˜‰

I’m just gonna say something.

Valentine’s Day is like Santa for adults.

It’s made by companies to make us buy moreΒ shit stuff.

Lets be honest, if companies could make 10 more “holidays” just to sell specific items – they would do it! They would. Like in that song…

“What’s love gotta do with it, gotta do with it…”

Almost nothing. The thing that is good from it that it is a reminder not to take our loved ones for granted. And also, we all love getting stuff. I know I do. πŸ˜€

If you have zero balance on your account but still want to give something to your loved one(s), I will share the pillow I made for my friend’s baby girl. It was the first time I tried this specific sewing method so it turned out GREAT. You can use any fabric you want, as long as it is easy to sew… Oh, and you’re gonna need to cut open a few of your stuffed animals. You’re gonna feel sorry (At least I did) but it’s for the greater good. πŸ˜‰

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I took a red cotton shirt and cut out the edges. Then I wrote her name following the lines I placed with thin black marker. Then I made the shape of a heart inside out and sew it that way, it just looks better when you do it that way. In the bag next to it on the third photo is my “stuffing”. I left the bottom open, turn the heart on the right side, place the stuffing and then sew the end by hand.

Finished! πŸ™‚ The baby body next to it was the other part of my gift. I decoupaged the lines from my friend’s favorite show The Big Bang Theory. πŸ™‚

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Merry Christmas from Ivy :)

I hope you are well and having a great time… Enjoy! ❀

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That’s me in the red ball and yes, I DO have the Santa Claus hat on. πŸ˜€

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Iva’s ABC Final – On with celebration… Wooot! Lets see who was in my ABC!

It rhymes… get it? πŸ˜€

Soooo…

What have we been doing from 1st of March? Iva’s Awesome Birthday Challenge!

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Yaaay!

And you really did make me happy with your entries, comments and likes on Daily questions and themes. πŸ™‚ Thank you for celebrating with me and participating. So, it goes in no particular order, the participants:

EXPLORATIOUS with more entries, full of beautiful photography:

MY DEAR SHETALL also with few amazing entries, thank you my friend! πŸ˜€

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From Shetall post “Tweety”

CRAP I BLOG ABOUT has blogged about my crap. πŸ˜€ :

http://crapiblogabout.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/once-upon-a-time/

NOE:

http://noestyle.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/my-blessed-birthday/

MISS LOU ACQUIRING LORE has surprised me and dug up some oooold photos from her best birthday. πŸ˜€ :

http://misslouella.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/my-best-birthday/

THE PRESENTS OF PRESENCE had an amazing story of sharing and caring πŸ™‚ :

http://misifusa.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/the-cookie-thief/

Marilyn from SERENDIPITY

Cee from CEE’S PHOTOGRAPHY

and SCARΒ with their comments πŸ˜‰

And special thank you to my girl Barbara Bee who decided to join even though she doesn’t have a blog. πŸ™‚

You have made my day more special and your kind wishes and entries made me happy… I’m sending you love and positivity… ❀ Also, thanks to all of you who were liking every day and following the challenge. πŸ™‚

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From http://mkalty.org/thank-you/

I have already in my mind constructed an idea of probably monthly category of Iva’s ABC but the letters to be “Amazing Blog Category” πŸ˜‰ We will see… It’s a shame the photo to go to waste, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

Iva’s Awesome Birthday Challenge | Day 8

Hello! First of all, Happy International Women’s Day! πŸ˜€

Celebrate yourself or recognise the importance of women in your life… πŸ™‚

Now, for my birthday challenge. Thanks all of you who participated up until today, I am happy about that. BigΒ β™₯. For those who haven’t find the time, I say again, you have it until 14. of March, so don’t worry, but don’t forget. πŸ˜‰

Today,

I want you to tell me about the worst present you or someone you know has gotten. Or maybe you are the one that gave the awful present. Shame on you. But still, do tell.

I’m excited to read your stories. Don’t forget to link your post back to me or leave a comment.

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The joy of wrapping presents β˜Ί

The joy of wrapping presents ;)

I like wrapping presents. Ok, that is a huge underestimating. I looooooooove wrapping presents. πŸ˜€ That is more interesting to me sometimes than the actual present hahahaha…

I love making something that is not – wrapping presents so from the outside they appear to be something that they are not. My bf knows the joy of that very well. :mr green: Two years ago for his b-day I have made/bought him a custom-made t-shirt and put it in cookie package and put everything so they seem to be not opened. The funny thing is, he was actually happy with getting cookies, but could not understand why I insisted that he opens them RIGHT NOW. πŸ˜€ This year, I’ve bought him a wallet and wanted to do the big box – small box thing, when you open big box and then small and smaller… I had a lot of luck and he accidentally left his old wallet at my place and I packed everything, the big box, the paper and decoration paper inside, smaller box and inside his old wallet. He was unwrapping the thing for 15 minutes (he likes to sloooooooowly unwrap, I’m more of a cut it all person πŸ˜€ )… The look on his face when he saw his old wallet after all the trouble and laughing was priceless. I said, ok, you don’t want that one and gave him the new wallet.

So, he is quite familiar with my little scams muahahaha πŸ˜›

Anyway back to the “do it myself” part featured in this post. This was a chocolate box I wanted to turn into my master piece. πŸ˜‰ I knew what I wanted on it (japanese spring flower) and found a picture. Then I sketched the outlines and painted the whole thing as I wanted. For the box I knew tempera will be a difficult choice because the material is too smooth for it. But! I wanted that kind of uneven look, somewhere more white, somewhere more black. I always tend to take on challenges… When it starts to look difficult, I go in “bring it on” mode. :mrgreen:

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Ok, and for the bow/ribbon part I found easy tutorial and it came out good. It would be even better if the material of the ribbon was softer.

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This was a present I packed for my friend, I call her Princess so the little box says “Princeza”. πŸ˜‰ The box is btw from a dairy spread haha πŸ˜€

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Anyway this is my little joy and I have fun with it… What about you, do you like it or hate it? Tell me ☺

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