Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mother's Day Gift "From the Heart"....

It's Mother's Day today and the sun is shining. I hope this day finds each of you enjoying the spring weather and celebrating gift of Motherhood! My boys gave me a wonderful "handmade" card with some of my scrapbooking supplies! Inside the card they each wrote a letter. This meant the world to me, because I have two teenage boys who rarely let me know what they are thinking. What a gift. We celebrated Mother's day yesterday with my mom and mother-in-law. God has blessed me with a wonderful mother and mother-in-law. We had a wonderful evening. I made my mom an apron (I'll share that with you later this week). I have been "HOOKED ON" handmade cloches so I decided you make my mother-in-law a cloche for he gift. Money is tight right now, and what mother doesn't love a hand made gift "From the Heart". So here are the supplies I started off with to create my project.....
I decided to use three photos. This one is of my mother and father-in-law and all the grandchildren.
Here's the finished project....
I added my favorite "NEW" craft item, crystal beaded garland.
This is a photo of my husband and I with my in- laws. A few years ago we surprised them and took them to Vegas for their 50th anniversary. We took them to the "Little White Chapel" on the strip and had a wedding service. This photo was taken right outside the chapel after the service. What a HOOT that was!
My brother and sister-in-law joined us on the trip... I embellished the cloche with a wired edged ribbon and a wonderful little heart that I painted with my favorite gold craft paint. I glued the salt and pepper shaker on upside down for the stem of the cloche and added a decorative button for the top. The gifts was a hit! Making a handmade gift "From the Heart" always puts a smile on someone's face. Wishing each of you a wonderful day. The moment a child is born, The mother is also born. She never existed before, The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.

6 comments:

♥Mimi♥ said...

Lovely, absolutely lovely.

Magnolia Memories08 Seeing With The Heart said...

How in the world did you get the pictures in. Oh my gosh this is one of the prettiest items I have ever seen.Just a few more details on step by step for me.I have to have this!!!I hope you have had a great day.
Vikki

southerninspiration said...

Oh, so pretty!! I like that!

Suzanne

tammy said...

Those turned out great!

p.s. My Mom loved the shadow box you made for her. Thanks again!

DesignTies said...

Your cloches are beautiful. They're so unique and creative, and a great way to showcase special pictures :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I love this! Very creative and beautiful! I too design aprons, handbags, pincushions...a little bit of everything. I think we have alot in common and am now a follower! I love your style!

Hugs,
~Victoria~

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