Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day

It's almost Mother's Day! I wanted to share some past gifts I've given my own mom. I try to give her something handmade, because a lot of my creativity comes from her!

This is what I am giving her this year. A handmade coinpurse. They are very easy to make and pretty fast too. The fun part is coming up with a design for the outside.

This idea is one of my favorites. I took a vintage compact (a new one will work too) and sized a picture of the two of us to fit it. You can seal it with Mod Podge or thin plastic.

Here is a necklace that is great for any mother. A lovely bird's nest made from wire. All you need is the chain and three beads. I used a white pen to draw spots on my 'eggs'.

Pillow? If your mom is anything like mine, she loves decorative pillows. There are oodles of tutorials online for felt pillow. I didn't even have to buy a pillow form. I took measurements of one of the existing pillows on her couch. Bonus, you get to know she uses it.

How do you feel about personalized nesting dolls? These were actually a Christmas gift for my mother. I have a very talented cousin who was able to paint these for me. My idea, his talent. Order your own here. He also does peg people!

Lastly, I made silhouettes of the grand kids for her. Pretty easy with photoshop. The hardest part was getting a profile picture of the kids. Speaking of, I'll have to make to more of these! My brother has another son and my sister is expecting. Mother's day next year is covered!

I hope you all have a wonderful day. Remember the most important gift you can give your mother, is a thank you. Speaking as a mother those two words mean a lot. That, and sleeping in!

Daughter, Mother, Wife, Sister,