Friday roundup: The best crafty DIY blogposts of the week

Hi all,

Are you looking forward to the weekend? We'll be wedding venue hunting tonight and on Sunday which is kind of exciting, and kind of boring (is it allowed to say that?). But in between I'm planning on making some lovely things, inspired by some great blog posts that I've spotted this week and I wanted to share with you:

1. Unsurprisingly this time of year, everything seems geared towards Valentine's Day. Now we don't really "do" V-day in our house, but that didn't stop me grabbing some of the gor-ge-ous neon graphic printed paper I grabbed from The Range last week (I spent waaaaaay too much, I'll have to share pics of my haul with you) and turning it into Lia Griffith's adorable heart-shaped paper aeroplane garland.

2. Again, Vally themed, but you could make these envelope liners for any event, be it a party, baby shower or even just a sweet note to a friend - isn't it nice to receive something lovely through the post? I've been stamping up notecards for just this reason and I'm going to post pics on here soon - in fact, as I write this I realise I should definitely line those envelopes too. Anyway, I like Paper 'n' Stitch because it feels modern and young, and this tutorial put a smile on my face.

3. Oh I desperately NEED to get my sewing machine out again - once the boxes of Christmas decorations are finally off the table and into the loft (I know, I know). Perhaps this cute bomber jacket project from A Pair & A Spare will inspire me to do it this weekend...

4. We were talking at work about how Oh Happy Day is one of our favourite blogs, and I think these cat Valentine favours are super cute - plus they go with my name so, y'know, someone should definitely make me one.