Gifts from the Heart



Photos above: Homemade cooked meals. 1). Chicken, sweet peppers and tomatoes stir fry in coconut milk, Thai style; 2). Prawns fried in coconut and olive oil and served as a salad with a (bought) spicy cucumber dip and crackers.

I think most people would agree that the best gifts are the handmade sort – be that a special meal, or a home-made card, or some other gift that has been created by the giver. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate – simple and thoughtful will nicely do too!

Whilst Valentine’s is focused on new and old lovers, friends and family members can also be remembered with a card or a gift. It is nice to be considered. Those in relationships ought not to take their other half for granted, because being romantic and kind is something needed and appreciated in everyday life. Of course, these acts only strengthen the union between two people.







Photos above: All handmade by me. The Rose Heart and Hanging Bat made in polymer clay, acrylics-painted and embellished. A present for my fiance. The bottom item, The Hanging Heart Earring Holder, was upcycled from a ham tin! The earrings I put together myself, connecting the enamel objects onto earring wires. A present for my mum. By the way…the rose from the first gift, and, the heart from the second, glow in the dark!

Photo below: The Love Rival (of John). He’s a handsome beast, isn’t he? 😉





Copyright Faith McCord 2017

Story and artwork belongs to Faith McCord who is the author and artist holding the copyright. This is not a public domain work. Worldwide rights.


About Oscar Dandelion

Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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6 Responses to Gifts from the Heart

  1. You have been very creative! I’ve got several projects on the go……and they are not as elaborate as yours……not as finished! 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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  2. Fibronacci says:

    Love your creative creations! I agree that Valentine’s Day need not just be for lovers. It is an equally nice day to remember to show some love to your family and friends. 🙂

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  3. How creative! Lovely bat and heart! The earring tin is awesome!!

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