I turned the idea of those wool wreaths I made over the holidays into wooly valentine hearts. These are easy to do, if you have a felted sweater lying around anywhere near a Valentine-ish shade (and I feel I'm speaking to a group of folks who actually might), give them a try. I cut one length of 28 gauge craft wire roughly as long as my forearm. I cut squares from felted sweaters roughly 1" by 1", but no need to be exact at all. Cut as many as you think you'll need (cause I bet you'll be making more than one of these once you have the supplies out), punch the wire through the center of each square. Just keep punching and piling them on the wire, pushing them together until you think you have enough. When you're ready, twist the two ends of the wire together to secure them and bend them into a hook (which will also help to bury those wire ends). With the wire at the center top, just shape your rounded form into a heart shape. I pinched the wire at the angled areas to define the shape a little. Hang if you want, or just place them around the house.
Kids will love this, I'm thinking about my Girl Scout troop. I have to credit Cassie with the original wreath idea, it sparked this version.
Okay, the Lego update is that they are now up in Ian's room (with Emma's special ones moved into her room). Peter spent a good part of his weekend organizing the pieces into drawers so Ian can easily find what he needs when he's building. Ian is thrilled, and his idea of relaxing is now being in his room (preferably in his pjs), music playing, with millions of Lego's at his fingertips. It will require maintenance on everyone's part, there's just no way to get around that, we will have to stay on top of it. The tradeoff is that we have a family room with some room now, its much nicer in there. I'm on the lookout for a couple of thrifted beanbag chairs I can recover now that there is space.