Now, no matter your personal opinions of Martha, you've got to love the stuff that her team comes up with. I can't, for example, tolerate Martha's TV show for more than five minutes at a time, but I sure do love me some LIVING Magazine.
I always get sucked in by the covers... and February's issue was no exception...
Actually, my favorite part of this cover was the fact that, with my limited cake decorating experience (remember the cake class debacle?) I could so do this! You just use a shell tip to create the hearts. Nice!
You can imagine my excitement then, when I opened up to find these adorable chocolate filigree hearts. Love! You just may see them here again in the future!
This idea is so simple but so clever. Using large mailing labels to create bookplates. Wouldn't it be fun to do this with a fun kid-friendly stamp set with kids to label all of their books? Great idea!
And this new take on a "box of chocolates" is clever. Arranging candy filled heart-shaped cookie cutters in a box to wrap and give? So fun! I wonder how well everything would stay put if you even picked up the box to hand it to someone? Seems like you might have candy all over the place, no?
And as if all those warm and fuzzy Valentines-ish ideas weren't enough eye candy (ha ha, candy, Valentines, I'm hilarious!) the magazine also had a beautiful photo spread of glass cake stands... which I ALWAYS oogle in antiques stores. Sooo pretty!
Congratulations Martha, (and your hard working staff members who don't get half the credit or half the $$$ you do!) you've done it again! I now have even MORE new projects to add to my crafty to-do list!