It's that time of year again where seemingly everything is saturated in shades of red punctuated with hearts and flowers. While I do love the vibrant decor, I have to admit that Valentine's Day has never been particularly appealing to me in the traditional sense. Instead, I choose to celebrate the more inclusive Mexican iteration, El día del amor y la amistad ("the day of love and friendship"), a day where you show your affection for everyone you like best! Naturally, my version also involves crafting (bonus points if it takes place in a blanket fort, like this one courtesy of Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans).
Crafting with your friends is a great way to get together and catch up on each others' lives, as well as some projects that have been languishing in a basket. Whether you want to keep it easy like this quick and festive hat from Weekend Knitting...
...or let your togetherness inspire you to take on something more challenging, like vintage dresses from Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing, nothing promotes closeness like creating something side-by-side.
So whatever you end up doing, we hope your day is filled with fun (and maybe a hand-crafted item or two). Happy Valentine's Day!