February 8 ~ Valentine Inspiration

on February 8 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 78 Comments

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Max & Matilda Gocco Dolls by Brandi, Popsie Daisy

These little guys can hide a love note in a pocket on the back of the pillow. Max & Matilda were drawn by hand and then printed with a Print Gocco. Brandi sells Max, Matilda and more hand-crafted items at Popsie Daisy.

You could make your love a One-Hours Softie for Valentine’s Day. Here are some more softie resources too.

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78 Responses to February 8 ~ Valentine Inspiration

  1. Joey Snow says:

    . . . a love note held in the back of the pillow. How sweet. I must make one.

  2. mon ami says:

    these are really sweet – thanks for sharing

  3. Pam says:

    Oh, I get it. At first I thought these were tiny little love softies to stick in someone’s pocket. ala lucky penny or pretty little rock. But now I see that they are pillows with little pockets on the back to hide love notes in. Brilliant!

  4. kara says:

    Too Cute!! What a great idea!

  5. Vikki says:

    These are darling!

  6. Katie says:

    Darling is right!

  7. Tong says:


  8. duff says:

    cute! it might be funny to put a family member’s head on one of the bodies!

  9. What adorable drawings and cute little softies.

  10. Stacy says:

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Kathleen says:

    Ric rac rocks ! Too bad these aren’t available in her shop anymore (only the blue, & i had a penchant for the red) … Lovely idea for Vday …

  12. Claire says:

    They are so cute!

  13. shannon says:

    Super cute!!!

  14. Cristi says:

    Oh my gosh, these are cute!

  15. Barbara says:

    absolutely precious – a dear friend made a rabbit very similar to this concept for my son some 30 years ago and he loved it dearly and has it today in his Treasures trunk

  16. Jenni says:

    love these, so sweet.

  17. Southern Gal says:

    How sweet!

  18. Tiina says:

    Oh… secret pocket…

  19. tscd says:

    Gocco sounds very cool. I wish they sold it here.

  20. Jennifer S. says:

    These are so sweet. I’m smiling.

  21. Megan says:

    So cute! What a great idea.

  22. way cute! i <3 them!!


  23. Katie B says:

    So cute.

  24. faith says:

    those are really nice. love valentine’s day notes!

  25. bashtree says:

    love this love this!!!

  26. Those are so cute, could even hide a little candy in there too, for the little ones.


  27. ellie says:

    i love these super cute
    where can i find a Gocco kit, this would be great for transforming my son Saxons drawings into a valentine for my husband.

  28. Those little sweeties are so cute!

  29. Sara Perez says:

    Those are the sweetest things – off to check out her etsy shop. And for the record, I hope that Stephotography wins the giveaway – sounds like she needs some happy mail! And also, I love Valentine’s Day – there’s only commercial pressure on your relationship if you let it be there. My husband and I just laugh and laugh at the jewelry commercials this time of year.

  30. Cheryl says:

    So sweet!

  31. Cinnamon says:

    Sheesh,those are too cute, and they were hand drawn to start out with. I love it.

  32. Linda says:

    Cute idea. I especially like the idea of a pocket for a special note.

  33. Lina says:

    So cute! Just the sort of valentine I’d love to get.

  34. DebbieKL says:

    So cute and simple to make! Great idea. Wish I had a gocco though. 🙂

  35. brandy says:

    I LOVE these…might just have to hop on over to her page and BUY them!

  36. Tiffany says:

    What a sweet suprise!

  37. Jessica M says:

    These are adorable.

  38. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    Another adorable idea! Thanks for sharing…

  39. Kris says:

    So cute! And I love their names.

  40. Marilyn says:

    Cute little people!

  41. Ramona says:

    I love these. They are so cute.

  42. Erika says:

    Those sort of remind me of a cute tooth-fairy pillow my best friend had growing up!

  43. tanya frisina says:

    they are just kitsch enough for even my husband to like. gorgeous & groovy!!

  44. Christine says:

    Max and Metilda are so cute!

  45. Marcia W. says:

    These are cute with the black and white drawing

  46. Maya says:

    For some reason I just love pockets on pillows. These are really cute.

  47. Becky says:

    Those are completely adorable!

  48. Bekah says:

    I love them.

  49. Deb Cameron says:

    Too sweet!

  50. ~Helena~ says:

    Super cute. 🙂

  51. Jenny says:

    The names are so cute! 🙂

  52. Stephotography says:

    I hate valentine’s day…infact, most of my girl friends agree that is a horrid wasteful commercial holiday. Our men give of lots of love year round without the added pressure of another hallmark holiday. And talk about feeling alone when you are single…worst day of the year. So Sew Mama Sew – from me and my friends “GIVE IT A REST” with the valentine’s crafts and move onto more useful and interesting things!!!!!!

  53. Michelle says:

    The cutest illustrations. Love the black and white pen & ink look with that red rickrack.

  54. amber says:

    I really love how simple they look.

  55. Banana says:

    What a neat idea; I love how simple it is!

  56. sharon says:

    What a cute idea, thanks Sharon.

  57. Krystina says:

    So freaking adorable!

  58. Liz says:

    that is super cute!

  59. Rachel L says:

    These are so sweet!

  60. They are so adorable!

  61. Bethany says:

    How cute! I love these!

  62. Michele says:

    Simple and sweet! I love it!

  63. Jessica C. says:

    She has so many fun softies on her etsy store!

  64. How fun! That would make a great gift for a little girl.

  65. Andrea says:


  66. Jennwith4 says:

    To cute!

  67. alisha says:

    The Gocco Dolls are adorable!

  68. Megan L says:

    So cute! These remind me of two siblings I used to nanny for.

  69. Faith says:

    I really like the ric rac around the edges. That is a great touch.

  70. amanda says:

    These two are just so sweet, and what I wouldn’t do for a Print Gocco – but that’s another story.

  71. Alyssa says:

    Definitely making something like this!! Thank you for the inspiration. Now off to do some sewing!

  72. Angela says:

    Those are darling!

  73. Catherine says:

    Oh, love the softies. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  74. Tiffany says:

    This gocco designs are so cute!!

  75. Carolyn says:

    Super cute.

  76. C. Michele says:

    Love them!

  77. Terri says:

    So sweet! I love little love notes!!!

  78. Amanda says:

    awww….my son would love this….a valentine’s gift that will work from birth for him and will have lots of meaning later on in life.

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