In my thirties, I have finally made peace with Valentine’s Day. The low point was in my last decade: an awkward dinner in a drafty Thai restaurant with an old boyfriend that lead to (yes, so cliche) a fight and tears and eventual breakup. Now I don’t buy into any of the forced commercialism but I embrace the holiday as a chance to bake and craft and tell my favorite folks that I love their big happy joyful hearts.
My project for this year is this Moroccan take on the standard granny doily. These take mere moments to make and give off a soft little tangle of interesting shadows. Click here for step-by-step instructions, and check back later this week for some edible gift ideas. UPDATE: The Flickr account expired, so I moved the full step-by-step right here.