I can't say whose name I drew - I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise in case she is reading my blog. But I can post pictures of all my crafts so you can see what one lucky participant is going to get. For each thing I made, I made one set for me and one for my recipient - that way I get some Valentine's stuff for me as well :) Heehee, see how clever I am?
1) Yarn Wrapped Hearts: these are fairly easy but they aren't quick. It took me about one hour per heart. Simply draw a heart on cardboard and cut it out with a razor blade). You can print out a heart shape if you want it perfect, but I wanted it hand done and each unique so i just "winged it". After you cut it out, take the yarn of your choice and tie it around the cardboard in a knot. Then just wrap it around again and again until you have covered the whole heart. Originally I went with a loose sloppy weave thinking it would come out neat looking but in the end I didn't like it so i undid it and started over, wrapping carefully and neatly. I tied three together and hung them up on the wall but you could separate them and do anything you want with them. I thought they would also be cute with a flower added but I didn't get that far.
Like I said, if this goes well there will be a sign up form added here on my website for anyone that might want to join us :) There's no cost to you other than the cost to make and ship your crafts and there's no required commitment for a certain number of months. Each month I will confirm who wants to participate so you can start or stop at any time (names are given out on the 1st of the month so you have to sign up before the 1st or you will have to wait until the next month.
I can't wait to show you pictures of what everyone else made...I think this is going to be great...really great!