14.3.11

Guest Post: Katie from I Go By Katie!

 Hi everyone! My name is Katie & you can normally find my ponderings, pictures & projects on my blog I go by Katie. But today, I am here to help Moorea take a much needed break & to share with you a little project I've been working on.

Next Saturday is my Father's birthday & this year I decided I didn't just want to get him a gift I wanted to do something a little more special to show him how much I care. I've been brainstorming ideas then a few days ago I came up with the one I decided to go with. I started making little plush fabric hearts & the plan is to hide them all over my parent's house for him to uncover. The next time he opens his glasses case or looks in his coat pocket he will find a little reminder of just how much I care. He's a sentimental kind of guy & I know he will be super touched my my gesture.

by katie from I Go By Katie, guest post on my blog

I am going to be a little sneaky to make sure he doesn't find them all too quickly. I will also be gifting him a mason jar so he has some place to keep all of the little hearts once he's found them. When I present him with his gift I am going to hand him one heart & tell him that every time he finds one to remember how much I love him.

I wanted to share this idea with you because I thought it would be great for any holiday or for when someone you love could use a tangible reminder of your support (Maybe on your son's first day of school when he is apprehensive to leave your side or on the day your husband goes for an important interview). My father has had a tough year & more than gifts I know he is looking for kindness & caring. Sometimes little things like finding a loving handmade surprise in your pocket after having a hard day can make all the difference in the world.

XOXO Katie

45 comments:

olive green anna said...

lovely idea. thank you for sharing.

wonderful photos and presentation also.

anna

Christa said...

This is such a wonderful idea. Adorable and touching. I'm sure your father will feel your love!
Thank you for sharing!

Mdmslle. said...

Your idea is so lovely & special! I am sure it will deepen your wonderful relationship! Wish you an nice and sunny day!

Alice said...

Sooo cute, am definitely going to think of something similar to do for my Dad when I'm home next- he's my hero.

Cheray said...

That's such a wonderful gift idea Katie!
It's my Mister's 40th this weekend & I was trying to come up with more handmade gift ideas! Thanks for sharing x

Anzouya said...

That is SO SWEET! Great idea! I know your dad will be deeply touched! :-)

Ashley Crenshaw said...

Awesome idea!!! That is so cute!!

Bonita Rose said...

Love this idea... there are so many uses for these pretty fabric hearts.. tuck them anywhere, make a mobile.. so many possiblities, and something you can make so easily with some fabric and thread! hugs, thks for sharing with all of us!

Amanda said...

This is a GREAT idea!

Kel said...

that is so cute Katie!! i love that idea!

Justine @ Urban Scarlet said...

this is the absolute most thoughtful idea ever. your dad would love it so much!!! xoxo

nova said...

That is amazing.

stephanie said...

Great idea!

kelly ann said...

SUCH a darling idea! Thanks for sharing, Katie! :)

Asiko Handmade said...

Thats really sweet, now I'm off to read your blog

Songbird said...

Such a beautiful idea Katie; so heartfelt and sweet! Thank you for sharing :)

http://iamasongbird.com

Katie said...

Thank you all so much for your compliments on my idea! I hope some of you will use it too :) The little hearts were so fun to make!

Katie said...

Lovely idea! My father has also just received some bad news in regard to his health, this would be a great idea to show him how much I love him. Thanks :)

Jennifer M. said...

Oh how beautiful!! What a great idea. :)
Jennifer

Hello! said...

What a great idea!! I know two men and two little boys who will be receiving hearts very soon...thank you for the idea!!

Tam said...

what a wonderful touching idea. I so wish my parents were alive so I could do this. but I WILL be doing this for my husband, fun!

Kate said...

I just saw this a couple days ago...loved it so much I have already done it (w/a few changes) and blogged about it. Thanks for the GREAT idea, Katie.
http://babynierengartendiaries.blogspot.com/2011/12/heart-craft.html

Katie said...

I'm hosting a craft night project link party - I would love it if you would link up this project!

http://theterpblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/craft-night-just-do-it-january.html

Thanks!

Arlene (CK) said...

I LOVE this! Good for kids, family, and individuals. I faound it on pinterest and repinned. Thanks. (Sorry to find your blog closed. I think I would have loved it!)

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness! This is a fabulous idea! I love it...definitely going to do this for my hubby. I know it will make him smile and it will be fun to plant these things in the least expected places. How fun!

sunnymum said...

Happiness! I think we'll do this project with the kids for my parents (they live cross-country) when we visit them this summer. They'll have lots of hearts to discover after we've left. (Found you via pinterest)

Beth H said...

My dad's health is also failing him, and it's hard to come up with things for birthday/Christmas that he needs/wants. This is a fabulous idea and next time I am home I will be taking a jar of these with me to hide around the house for him to find. thank you so much for this inspiration!

Oh Fiddlesticks! said...

So sweet...love it, pinned it!

xxoo,
Melissa
Oh Fiddlesticks!

Amy @ ElephantEats said...

so cute!!!

Anonymous said...

how do you sew the hearts? i'm not super craftsy, but i'm trying to make this for valentine's day. based on the pictures it looks like i'm supposed to cut the hearts out first and then sew them. are they supposed to be sewn with a machine or by hand? if by hand, is there a special stitch i'm supposed to use?

please help! thank you! =)

Sandi said...

What a sweet idea! This past week when I was visiting my sister in PA and hubby was home in Michigan I hid little notes to him all over the house. Had I seen this first and had time to make the hearts...what a neat idea!!! :)
Blessings~

Anonymous said...

Super cute idea. I will be making mine for my husband for Valentine's day. Thanks for the inspiration!

reeree62 said...

such a nice idea...

Amy said...

Thank you for sharing! I'm making mine right now for my hubby and my kids! I thought they'd enjoy finding little hearts too! I'm making each "color coded" :) I'm excited!

Mandi said...

This is the sweetest, most thoughtful valentines DIY I've seen yet this year.

Rachael's Notes & Creations said...

Simple but so thoughtful, I love the idea of hiding tiny gifts everywhere so that they can be uncovered slowly for weeks to come. How sweet!

candyr said...

What a wonderful idea!! I will do a variation on this for my Mom for Mother's Day.Maybe do something like this for the grandsons too! I was wondering what I can do with the Mason jars that I picked up at the flea market!Thank you so much

theweightofdreams said...

what a beautiful idea! thanks for sharing! :)

Gail @ http://biblelovenotes.com said...

This is such a thoughtful idea and a visible sign of your love. Your dad is a lucky guy to have such a sweet daughter. I think I will use this idea for Valentine's day with my hubby. Bless you!

Yvearl said...

Very sweet idea! The only problem with doing that in this house, is they would never be found. *sigh*

Anonymous said...

This is a super special idea. My father just passed away and I think I'll do this for my mom. She could use some love right now.

Jessica said...

Moorea and Katie,

This is a heartwarming idea! I shared your Remember I Love You hearts with my readers as a part of my 5 {DIY} Valentine's Day Inspirations.

Thank you for the inpiration.

Jessica
a Shimmering Star

Silvia Palmero said...

La tua idea è molto dolce la utilizzerò per i miei familiari e la condividerò sul mio blog citandoti come fonte d'ispirazione, spero ti faccia piacere. Grazie dell'idea.
Silvia

Anonymous said...

i have made things like this before. it is easiest to cut them out then stitch together with a sewing machine. just remember before u close it up to fill it! hope that helps

Sunshine Coast Bookkeeping said...

Sweet little girl. Dads are hard to find for gifts but you've got a brilliant idea. A handmade heart shaped stuff.