We don't "do" Valentine's day at Chez Book. I hardly need a Hallmarked Holiday to remind me to do something sweet for DH.
We don't do Valentine's day, but we do bake. Maybe it's all the Ace of Cakes we've been watching, or maybe it's because What's New Cupcake is Sweet Pea's favorite book. I'm not really sure. But when Little Dude had a sign-up sheet for his preschool party, we signed right up for cupcakes.
It took some time, Jolly Ranchers, metal cookie cutters, and food dye, but we have 20+ red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, pink sugar cuffs and big red and pink hearts.
The cupcake recipe is from Pinch My Salt, and really quite tasty (even though I don't normally care for cake).
I also have these:
lovely new potholders that I used to pull them out of the oven! They were a great use of fat quarters and old scraps. I used 2 layers regular batting leftovers, rather than getting a special heat-impervious batting. They work well for pulling stuff out of the oven, but I'm not sure I'd want to hold something at 450F for a long time while using them. I do, however, enjoy seeing some fabric that I've had hiding in my closet!