A jar of hearts

February 3rd

A jar of  love from my daughter
Where do you get your inspiration from?


For me, it can be anywhere but my latest idea came from my daughter and the gift she gave to me. My last birthday, I received the most thoughtful present ever from her, it made me cry and it has become a present that just keeps on giving.











A jar of gifts from daughter to mother





From cleaning the house for me to sitting watching
a weepy movie with popcorn, such thoughtful ideas


Each 'gift' to be opened when I either: needed to talk,
wanted to share my knowledge or for when I want
to go on strike, just a few of her ideas.


In our household, we are not BIG on Valentine's day but I feel my husband has been working so hard and could do with some extra love and attention, bring in my daughter's idea for a gift and you have a classic valentine present, look...


A jar of hearts


Messages and gifts to my husband

I used a variety of different heart patterns and thought you might be interested.  Rather than redesign the wheel, there are so many patterns out on the www there that I used those instead of creating my own. Here are the five that I used and enjoyed.


Small 3D heart: 3D heart ~ 3 sizes


3D crocheted heart




2D flat hearts tiny: 2D mini heart


Mini 2D crochet heart




2D medium size heart: 2D heart


Medium sized 2D crochet heart


My favourite heart: Heart with magic circle


A crochet heart full of texture



Danish heart: Danish heart


Classic Scandinavian crochet hanging heart


My jar of hearts for my love

sharing 5 quick heart patterns for you this Valentines


 Joining in for the first time this year with the lovely Amy
do pop over and see what others are sharing.


And finally, I leave you with this beautiful quote from an inspirational woman...

Love recognises no barriers, it jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

Maya Angelou

46 comments:

  1. What a great idea Selma. Love the little heart patterns. Hearts are, of course, a favourite of mine. I hope john enjoys his gifts. X

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    1. Favourite of mine too Jules, when I look back at all the posts on this blog, many are heart related!

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  2. What a great idea, thank you for sharing the heart patterns, I wonder how many I can make in the next 12days.

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    1. Toni each heart is uber quick to make except perhaps the Scandinavian ones, which took a little longer, but most can be made in under half an hour. Do let me know how you get on would love to hear x

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  3. Two fantastic ideas and lots of lovely hearts.

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    1. Thank you Karen and again happy bloggaversary to you today

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  4. How beautiful. Your gift from your daughter brought a tear to my eye. Would she consider adopting me (or retraining my children)?

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    1. I don't often say out loud how proud but I am. But I believe you have wonderful children too, they all have their 'moments' but I think we are lucky Sharon x

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  5. What an adorable gift, no wonder that it made you cry !

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    1. It was and it still melts my heart, I have many more of these from her that I have not 'cashed' in yet x

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  6. Hello :-) I just read your comment on Amy's blog so I thought I'd pop over to say hi and thank you very much for your interest in Agnes and for passing it on. I love this jar of hearts idea – how wonderful to receive one from your daughter and a lovely idea to do one for your husband. Best wishes, Sam.

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    1. So sorry I could not comment on yuor blog Sam, WORDPRESS really does not like me. I think what you and your friend have created is an amazing resource for young girls and young female adults. In this 24 hour society we live in life can be very confusing and surprisingly lonely, you help to make this more understandable with your website that I was happy to share it with others.

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  7. I LOVE this wonderful idea, such a great gift. I also love the beautiful hearts made with love.

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  8. Your jars of love are wonderful and what lovely presents to both give and receive:)

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  9. What a brilliant idea for you [from your daughter] and now paying it forward for your hard working husband. Yes, brilliant.

    loved all the handmade hearts too.

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    1. Had not thought of this as paying it forward, but it really is!

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  10. These are such lovely thoughtful gifts to give and receive, I just know that your other half will love his heart jar.

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  11. Wonderful Valentine post. The jars are very special -- put together with lots of love. Thanks for sharing the hearts and the pattern links. Happy Friday!

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  12. one of the best presents that I have ever had was from one of my granddaughters following my knee operation.She had decorated an empty box and filled it with kisses!!!To be refilled every time we saw her.She is in Secondary school now but I still have the box.Presents don't need to be expensive.I love your daughter's ideas.

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    1. Oh i love the kisses in a box idea, so very thoughtful and original, what a lovely granddaughter she is

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  13. What delightful gifts and an idea that I shall "borrow"! The best gift is the gift of love and this idea encapsulates it completely. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. So glad you are going to 'borrow' it from Ella as I did, let me know how you get on

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  14. What a LOVE-ly idea you came up with! Hope your weekend is grand.

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  15. I love this idea from your daughter. I too would be crying if my daughter ever did something like that for me (I just can't see that happening though). I did something similar for my husband at Christmas, but his "Christmas Moments" were in small card form and in his stocking. He still has to redeem the dinner for two ... unless he used it with someone else!! ha ha Hope your husband enjoys your sweet love notes too.
    Wendy

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    1. HA! sure it didn't redeem it with someone else! Well I hope not at least!!

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  16. What a wonderful gift and a very inspiring post and quote to finish it with. I am sure that your husband will love it!

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    1. I just love that quote Amy, in fact Maya Angelou had so many didn't she xxx

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  17. Such a sweet idea and one that I'm sure your husband will love. What a sweet daughter you have.

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    1. She is rather special, but then I am totally biased

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  18. A lovely idea from your loving daughter! Happy weekend and the Valentine's Day!

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  19. Love it all Selma! Your crochet hearts are so pretty. ;) Blessings on your weekend. xoxo

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  20. Two beautiful gift jars. I wish everyone in the world could read this post and be inspired to share their love.

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    1. We certainly need more kindness and love to outweigh what is happening in the world at the moment don't we x

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  21. What lovely gifts ..really special !

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  22. Oh my...what a great gift! I love it as I am sure you did too.

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  23. Oh, these are such precious and 'heart-felt' gifts! I love this idea! So many cute crocheted hearts, too! xo Karen

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