For my “Tweetheart”

The first very Valentines Day that my husband and I were together, I was just about recovering after having been in bed for over a week with Glandular fever.

Unpleasant.

I had looked like a swamp monster with squinty puffy eyes, and couldn’t stay awake for more than 5 minutes….. and we had only been going out for a few weeks!

But bless that man, it didn’t put him off…………………………… he spoiled me rotten.

Each year since, he has always made an effort for Valentines, I on the other hand…. well, I mostly end up buying a last minute card……

Poor show.

So I put in some effort this year!

I lined up a present early on, score wife points for me, a cupid’s arrow shaped coffee scoop for my coffee loving man.

Then I made some coffee dough from the tutorial by Diary of a Mad Crafter, which is just equal parts ground coffee, flour, salt, and water, and combined into a dough.

I rolled it out and then used some of my biscuit cutters to cut out shapes:

IMG_3150

I made holes in the hearts and the cat (so that I could use them as tags) using a disposable drinking straw (cunning plan as it cuts them and collects them!), and cut the centres out of the A’s:

dough

Then baked them in an oven at 100C for about an hour, flipping them over halfway through.

IMG_3161

Some I painted with some red acrylic paint so that there was a bit of a contrast, and used them to decorate by box along with some white raffia.

IMG_3262

Cute no? When I was making the coffee dough and baking it, Mr M was out, but it need leave a lingering smell of toasted coffee…. That’s when I baked some hobnobs to cover it up! Ha!

I also made him a card this year, using the pattern from the February issue of CrossStitcher Magazine, check how neat the back is! Then made it into a card along with a super cheesey phrase:

card

Cheesetastic I know.

Last, but not least, I made some biscuits out of the dough from this recipe. My brother bought me this cutter for christmas that allows you to imprint little messages in things…. So I cut out some hearts and imprinted them with Wife. (I call him wife, he calls me wife….. and this in fact predates us even being married!)

IMG_3269

Then cut some other biscuits with the cutter and imprinted them with a more heartfelt and romantic message……………..

IMG_3268

They’re not overwhelmingly coffee-y, more of a hint of coffee and a coffee aftertaste, and the baking powder causes them to puff up a little which can mask the imprinted letters. I shall try a different recipe next time I think. They look fairly cute though.

Advertisements

4 comments

  1. diaryofamadcrafter · · Reply

    Sweet!! 🙂

  2. You’ve been creative Mrs! Everything looks really great. Spesh the cross stich card. p.s. with the stamp I use it after I take the biscuits out of the oven while they are still soft. Even that is not very clear. Not sure if you have ever checked their website, pretty crazy! http://staedter.de/listing.asp?gid=AUSSTECHER~LINZER&lang=en x

    1. I shall give it a whirl that way next time. X

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: