valentine’s day

i forget what this holiday is all about. 

someone refresh me.

five years ago (2006) i crafted some skivvies for some store in the northwest – was it portland, oregon?  seattle?  it may have been california for all i know.  i can’t remember.  apparently the store was displaying handcrafted valentine’s underwear, i think (?), and they were taking submissions from anyone.  man, that sounds dumb.  i could have this story all wrong – just go with it and play along.  anyway, i crafted up some store bought underwear with fabric paint and beads and sequins, threw ’em in an envelope and mailed ’em off with a little valentine ornament i stitched up as well. 

i never heard anything back from the store (they were probably chucked right in the garbage can upon arrival.)

anyway, it’s the only valentine related thingie i can think to post.  (and excuse the quality of pics…they were taken with a crap camera that came with the printer i bought back-in-the-day.) 


ahhhh, the cigarette smoking heart.  classy.  (on a serious note, i do recall my friend’s dad had just suffered a stroke from a life-long cigarette smoking habit, which led me to name these underwear “stroke me.”  again – classy.)

in other handcrafted news, i made another mini quilt – that’s TWO mini quilts started and finished in the year 2011.  can you stand it?  it’s another bear-themed quilt.  i’m channeling hibernation.   

i don’t love it and i kept waiting for it to grow on me. 

it never did.

i decided to finish it up just to finish it up and be done with it.  more winter, hibernating decor (it’s 9″ x 19″):

without a frame –

and in another setting, in a frame:

4 Comments on “valentine’s day”

  1. kim says:

    I’m so glad you came out of hibernation temporarily to post. I LOVE the bear mini-quilt.!! Both are, but I particularly love the one with gray and black triangle mountains. Please open an etsy shop and sell mini quilts and your thrifty scandinavian finds.

    • fries in a cone says:

      wellthankyouverymuch. i appreciate the words of encouragement. the hoarder in me isn’t quite ready to part w/the scandi finds yet (they’re not easy to come by anymore, which ROTS.) it’s barren out there in thrift world!

  2. Shari Begay says:


    • fries in a cone says:

      there is no “template” per se. i found a picture of a bear i liked and went from there. and this was done so many years ago, i don’t know where i found the pic. all you have to do is scour the internet. or just trace mine.

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