Amidst the snow, a pop of red. The single strand of thread binding the edges. Intentionally sloppy and delicate. That's real love.
A bit of felt (or any fabric, really, but it should be made of strong stuff). A sweetheart template (you remember how to make a heart). Scissors, stuffing fluff, a needle and thread. A handful of buttons.
The template is pink for tenderness. Trim your fabric.
Begin the stitch, keep it close but messy, like real life. Stop a few inches before the end and examine it closely, just like a brand new baby. Fill it with soft fuzzy stuff.
Now stitch it safely closed and tie a love knot. Button it up to keep it cozy.
Put it in a little nest to keep it safe.