From paper hearts to homemade cards, Valentine’s Day is a time to let out your craft side. Here are five local Birmingham creatives doing just that.
1. Amy Soverow
During the Valentine’s season, you’ll often find some sort of incredible heart-shaped glass creation by talented Birmingham resident Amy Soverow.
This year is no exception. Here are three of Amy’s Valentine items:
Message Heart Magnets
Bypass those chalky candy hearts with messages on them and opt for the much cooler magnet version.
Glowing Portable Hearts
The coolest part is that each heart glows in the dark. Just set it under any light (daylight, lamp, flashlight) and let it charge. When ready, they provide six hours of glowing beauty.
Price: $10 each
Made with two layers of glass and formed into the shape of a heart, these trinket bowls are the perfect place to hold your message heart magnets and glowing portable hearts.
Price: $25 each
The specialness of these heart-shaped goodies doesn’t stop there. Amy teamed up with Sojourns Fair-Trade in Crestwood to sell her glass creations for a good cause. Part of the proceeds from every purchase are donated to Magic City Acceptance.
2. Canvas and Leaf
Family is all about love and these darling Wooden Peg Dolls created by Canvas and Leaf make the perfect gift for February 14.
Bonus: They can be customized to look like your family.
3. Queen of Tarts
Queen of Tarts, a local cottage baking business owned by Catherine Campbell O’Hare creates and sells custom decorated cookies and DIY Cookie Decorating Kits. Let’s just say that they are absolute perfection.
DIY Cookie Kits – Price
- $20 – Mini
- $$36 – Regular
- $50 – Deluxe
Decorated Cookies – Price
- $36 for 1 dozen
Orders typically take 24 hours, but can be placed any time. To order for Valentine’s Day, act fast!
4. Susan Gordon Pottery
It’s impossible to have a guide to local crafters without mentioning Susan Gordon Pottery. With pottery and jewelry that is truly charming, it’s hard not to instantly fall in love with all the items offered. Let’s be honest. It’s easy to find heart-shaped items at this shop, so it’s always perfect for Valentine’s Day shopping.
Wear your heart on your ears with Heart Threaders earrings. Each earring is made of high-fired stoneware clay and handcrafted from start to finish in the Susan Gordon Pottery studio.
For the Valentine that’s simple and sweet, nothing beats Susan Gordon Pottery’s Babe Studs. You can even personalize them with monogrammed initials or a special date.
But you better act fast. Items from Susan Gordon Pottery’s shop go fast. Shop Susan Gordon Pottery here.
5. Vero the Traveling Artist
Illustrations, paintings, murals, revamped clothing and puppetry. Veronieque (Vero) Vanblaeres, a.k.a., Vero the Traveling Artist, pretty much does it all. This even includes some unique items that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Here are two of her creations that are suited for the nontraditional Valentine in your life.
Price: $10 each
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Price: $3 each