Monthly Archives: February 2014

It’s Valentines soon. You know, that time when a meal out is twice the price, where cut flowers become gold dust and shops try to sell you pink stuff. Yeh, that time!

But, hang on a minute. Does Valentines have to be like this?

No, of course not. We’re makers! We’re not gonna settle for mass-produced junk to express our love. We can make anything! We’re going to make our loved one/interest a Valentine’s gift that will really blow them away. This year ignore the shelves filled with fluffy toys and pink things; forget useless heart-shaped boxes and rose shaped chocolates and make love the fabbing way.

Here’s our run-down of the best makes for lovers.

For the Sci-fi Lover: Set phasers to ‘lurve’ and print The Flash Gordon Ship. It’s a beautiful model which will make any sci-fi lovers day! Alternatively print out this amazing Tardis with drawers and ask them if they’ll be your companion!

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For the Book Lover: To them you’re an open book. The least you can do is help them arrange their collection. They’ll be lost for words with this Cupid’s Bookend! Or print out these cute Book Owls and tell them ‘Owl always love you!’

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For the Garden Lover: With this Wearable Planter Vase  your lover can take a little bit of green goodness wherever they go. Alternatively, The Birdhouse Bauble coupled with the little bird from Tin Can Bird House looks stunning and is a very sweet gift for your tweet-heart.

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For the Bike Lover: Step it up a gear this Valentines and let them know that you wheelie like them! This nifty Bike Trouser Clamp is the perfect way to show them your love.

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For the Coffee Lover: Find it hard to espresso your love. Try this Coffee Stencil. What message would you send them in their coffee? ‘I like you a latte!’ perhaps. We opted for a simple I ♥ U…

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For the Secret Crush: Is there somebody you have a secret crush on? Let them know this Valentines with our Faceted Heart. This simple but stunning heart has been specially designed to be 3d printed in gorgeous PLA. Print out one for them (in their favourite colour) and one for you. Leave their heart somewhere they will find it with a note saying ‘I’ll wear mine if you wear yours.’ Then wear your heart and see what happens. We’ve designed two wearable hearts – one is a pendant and the other is a tie clip.

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These are our ideas for a fabbing Valentines. What are your romantic prints? Share the love with us on Twitter and Facebook. The best one will win some sexy filament to keep your printer loved up!