Valentine's Day is long gone but my house is still a sea of reds and pink hearts.
As I mentioned before, our third place finish-out of six amazing teams, did not sit well with our coach aka Daughter.
We brainstormed ways of getting even more candy into the number. We were looking for an even bigger wow factor than an awesome 10 foot gingerbread house. Hmm....
We decided to recruit three little munchkins who will now be Sweetheart conversation hearts that pop out of their boxes during the finale with help from our Sugar Plum Fairies. The last thing the judges will see is something cute. We hope.
Or course that meant making the heart costumes and the boxes they pop out of. Ouf. What a job and I'm still not completely happy with the results. It's one thing to make up your own designs and another trying to copy an iconic one-in sloppy cardboard and felt.
I should say that the boxes are not quite done. After spending hours trying to cut the letters out of felt freehand, I ended up ordering felt letters from Amazon. I hope they work because this particular job was no fun at all.
I should also confess that I still have yet to put away any of my own Valentine's decorations. I think I'm going to wait until March and then change it all out to green.
Any signs of Valentine's still hovering chez vous?