I'm always on the lookout for projects that are sure to make friends and family smile but also show that I put a little effort into things. Although you might usually give flowers on Valentine's Day, try giving hand-stitched foliage instead!Over at Family Chic, Camilla has taken a simple stem and transformed it into something wonderful. By using a plain old backstitch, these leaves are now sentiments of her love for all to read.
I think they'd be a great idea for those who are trying to give local gifts and don't have fresh flowers this time of year — or are gifting to someone who might not be as frilly as some flowers feel. When dried, this note will last forever as it would look quite stunning matted and framed. More over at Family Chic.