Happy Mother's Day!
May 8, 2008
We will be celebrating Mother's Day this Sunday. For some of us, this will be the first Mother's Day. My daughter, Samantha, is one of the new mothers who will be facing all of the challenges that motherhood requires. By the way, Sebastian is a beautiful baby boy. I promise not to drag out all of my pictures!. When I think of Mother's Day, I think of the carefully handmade cards and presents from small children. There are some great children's craft projects at Woman's Day magazine. Here is a flower bouquet for Mom:
Bouquet for Mom
1. Bend 34 twelve-inch pipe cleaners into petal shapes, leaving a 1 inch stem at the bottom of each.
2. Glue each petal directly onto a piece of patterned paper. Let dry.
3. Cut patterned paper along the edge of pipe cleaner petals.
4. Gather five or six petals together along with a 12-inch-long green pipe cleaner for stem.
5. Wrap a 6-inch-long piece of pipe cleaner around petal ends and stem to secure.
6. Bend petals outward and glue a colored button in the middle.
7. When finished with six flowers, gather all stems together and secure with a 6" green pipe cleaner.
For the more advanced child in us, there is the Amy Butler fabric necklace:
Of course, it is always nice to add something to that bouquet. If your mother is interested in sewing, Fabric.com is the place to find something of interest for any mother. If your mother is a quilter what could be better than the latest collection from her favorite designer. We are adding some quilting patterns to our product line for every skill level. We have also added basic sewing books. These are always great to have. Checkout our gift section for handbags from Laurel Burch and Amy Butler. Of course, like the Fabric Maverick, I love gift certificates!
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