I struggled this year about whether or not to buy a gift for Ella. We may have got a little chocolate or something as kids, but it wasn't really a "gift giving" holiday. We were fine with that and I had decided that I wouldn't buy gifts for my children either.
However, what about making something? I came across this little gem on a blog I follow and I thought it was a wonderful idea. The original tutorial is found here . I just made Ella a flannel sheet set last week, so I made her a matching embellished pillow for Valentine's day.
I set out for it to be a nap time project, but with the knit flower and beaded name it took me most of the day to finish it (around the kiddos needs of course... haha). I hope she likes it!
And here's what hubby is getting along with a couple of cards: