I'm loving the preparations for my daughter's miniature Valentine surprise. Of course, that big brother of hers will be getting plenty of his own LARGE treats... but tiny seems just right for my youngest. What was in Grandma Bunny's bucket?
Kisses. I covered chocolate chips with aluminum foil and added a slip white tissue.
Who doesn't love baby kisses? They will be arriving with Valentine parcels and teeny cards via the Swallow Post inspired by Tasha Tudor's Sparrow Post. All of these little ideas were hatched after reading about Tasha Tudor's life in Heirloom Crafts.
I've always adored her delicately illustrated children's books and was fascinated to read about how she incorporated artistry into her daily life by preserving many 19th century traditions. The photos are gorgeous and depict Tasha making candles, spinning wool, hand stitching her clothing,tending to her goats and creating magical dolls and soft animal sculptures.
The image below absolutely captivated me.
In her hands are the carefully saved miniature Valentines that she created for her children's dolls... known as the Sparrow Post. After one glance, I was off to get my scissors... an idea was forming. I can't wait to finally show you the Swallow Post tomorrow!
May we all age as gracefully and with such creativity left in our fingertips.