I made this wee Valentine’s garland out of some brown paper, yarn and the use of my beloved typewriter. It adds the perfect touch to the mantle for this month of hearts and love.

In other news: yesterday, our friend Del Barber (from Winnipeg) was nominated for a Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Recording of the Year! While making my heart garland and writing this post I’ve been listening to his album, which I just love so much. We got to see him in concert here in Calgary at the end of summer and he so deserves this nomination. Awesome job, Del!

If you can get your hands on this album, I strongly suggest buying it.

Plus, it’s got a heart shaped tree trunk and it’s full of love songs!

Perfect for February.