Posts tagged ‘mother’s day’

last minute {handmade} gifts for mother’s day

oh gosh, it’s this sunday, isn’t it? there’s still time to whip up a few handmade, last minute gifts for mother’s day. i’m in the mood for something a little less sweet and a little more personal. shall we?

love these clipboards // from marta writes

hop on over to marta writes for ten of her favorite last minute gifts, {perfect for tons of occasions, really} like these cute clipboards.

mud scrub // from adelyn stone

visit the tip junkie for a collection of bath & body products to diy for pampering mom {or let’s be honest, yourself}. this round-up’s got scrubs, lotions, face masks, and lip balm. {i’m partial to this coffee and sugar scrub from adelyn stone. toning and exfoliating? sign. me. up.}

simple and pretty // from lauren elise crafted

or how about just a nice bouquet of a flowers and breakfast in bed, just like when you were a kid? i like this simple diy bouquet that uses stuff you have around the house from lauren elise crafted. then make something delicious with your own two hands and shower her with kisses.

customize an e-card for mom // this one by nikki mcclure

can’t be with mom and it’s too late to send a gift on time? {send one anyway} and then get over here to these divinely different mother’s day cards. no, they don’t look like anything you can get at the store, but that’s sort of the point, isn’t it?

enjoy the last minute scramble!

May 12, 2012 at 8:36 am Leave a comment

weekend wrap up

hey there! did you have a great weekend? i hope so.

i mostly ended up working, but the hubby and i made time for a date night saturday night. we went to the drive-in and watched the hunger games. i’d never been to a drive-in before: it was fun! {also the movie was pretty good. now i have to read the books.} sunday i cleared away the mess in my studio and made a few new pieces. the doggies got a much needed bath and i topped off the weekend with a nice hot bath for myself. {with junior mints and a good book.}

those pieces will be up in the store soon. and just in time for mother’s day i’m offering a deal on my key to my heart necklaces in sterling silver and bronze & gold-fill. they’re $10 less than usual but still include free gift wrap and shipping. let me know what you want to say and i’ll include a note, too!

April 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

mother’s day diy

looking for handmade mother’s day ideas? i’m thinking flowers and other sweet things…just click on the photos for a link to the tutorials.

rosette necklace from ohhellofriend

make mom a pretty necklace from fabric scraps! this one comes from oh hello friend. omigosh you could have one for every outfit. i mean, mom could have one for every outfit. yeah, mom.

chiffon roses from calamity kim

or how about some pretty chiffon roses? with a little hot glue, they could be turned into a brooch or an embellished head band. these pretties come from calamity kim.

rick rac rings from maize hutton

or how about some rick rac rings? these cute rosettes rings were made by maize hutton. how cute! you can get adjustable ring bases at a craft store, making these easy last minute crafts. not that you waited until the last minute…

shoes mark the passage of time from real simple

i wish i still had all my baby shoes, because i would make this shadow box! the idea comes from real simple as a way to re-use kid’s items, but i think this would make a really sweet mother’s day gift.

mmmm.....chocolate.....from cafe fernando

want to make something super sweet for mom? how about this 2 ingredient chocolate mousse (chocolate and water) that whips up in about 5 minutes. i know, right? it’s mother’s day everyday.

cute little polaroid magnets from ambrosia girl

and how about these adorable teeny polaroid magnets? dreamt up by ambrosia girl, made by you of family photos. now mom will have something to hold up all that art work.

family tree photo card from martha stewart

top it all off with a special card (or let this card be the gift). i mean, i hope you and your mom have established that anything you make is going to be fabulous and treasured, so take these ideas and run with them. mom will love them. then share pictures of what you made!

May 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

meet the princess necklaces

just in time for mother’s day…and graduation…and weddings…and even going to the grocery store in style…let me introduce another new collection: the princess necklaces!

for those times when a tiara is just too much

you may not be walking down the aisle on the arm of a prince anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sparkle and shine with the best of ’em. available in three different gemstones–rock crystal, labradorite, and smoky quartz–each necklace is a little different.

rock crystal princess necklace

i made the princess necklace in rock quartz (goes with everything! doesn’t compete with embellish ed necklines!) with pear briolettes and rondelles for a very lady-like necklace. it measures 19 inches in length. just click on the picture for a direct link.

labradorite princess necklace

the labradorite princess necklace has a little spunk because i used rough cut briolettes to give it a more casual feel. this necklace measures 18 inches in length. if you’ve never seen labradorite before, get ready to meet your new best friend: it’s grey with a peacock blue luster (called labradorescence) that glows when light hits the reflective surfaces inside each gemstone. gorgeous!

smoky quartz princess necklace

for the smoky quartz princess necklace, i used briolettes and rondelles in this rich color. oh it just smoulders. sure, you could wear it to the office, but it really wants to go salsa dancing! it measures 18 inches in length.

did i mention that they ship free in the US?! each necklace is designed to last a lifetime, with a sterling silver lobster clasp for a secure finish. store these necklaces with your other crown jewels!

April 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

happy mother’s day!

how are you celebrating this special day?  my mom lives far away, so i had to send my love through the mail.  when i saw this cool message box tutorial by cathe of just something i made on the living locurto website, i knew i had my gift: inexpensive, handmade, personalized, and thoughtful.

for my version, i printed out cathe’s plain template on the back of single-sided printed cardstock.  the box is made to fit business card sized notes (2 x 3.5 inches), sooooo, here’s a hint: use a 12×12 sheet of cardstock and cut it down so it fits in your printer.  the 3.5 inch strip that you cut off the edge will give you 6 cards to use inside.  matchy-matchy and scrap-busting!

i took some pictures of how i put it together because it’s easier than it looks, just confusing at first.  okay, it was confusing to me, and i thought…hoped that i’m not the only one.  i promise it’s really easy, no mensa membership required.  hint: if you plan to add eyelets and brads for closures, you may find it easier to do *before* you glue the sides and bottom together.  it’s really hard to wield an eyelet setter inside a tiny box, let me just tell you.

as this was concocted during april, stash busting month, and, as i had foolishly promised not to purchase any craft supplies for the whole of april, i whipped up a few sentimental cards with stickers and stuff from the stash.  (don’t cry too hard: i used to work at a scrapbooking store and i’ve never had less take home pay in my life.  so the stash is extensive *and* in need of a little busting.)

i played off the pretty colors on the cardstock i used for the box and added orange for an accent.  (in the other box, shown in the first photo, i used turquoise as my accent color, both on the outside and inside.)  i pulled stickers and rub-ons in the same color scheme.  you could also embellish with buttons, ribbon, sewing on the cards…sky’s the limit!  then i wrote down a mix of sweet thoughts and memories with snarkier things like, “thanks for not selling me to the gypsies”.  yep, that’s how we roll in our family.  a few idle threats during the developmental years…

i closed the one for my mom with a piece of elastic (saved from a clothing tag) that i inserted through an eyelet and looped around a brad.  i helped my husband make one for his mom, too, which is actually the one i took pictures of here, and on hers we used embroidery floss and two button brads to make an old school office closure.  we embellished the outside of our boxes, as well. then sent our love via priority mail!

these great message boxes could also be made manly for father’s day or even used to hold a small gift.  they’re really just precious and tons of fun to make.  if you make one, let me (and cathe at just something i made!) know!  i’d love to see it.

May 9, 2010 at 7:05 am 2 comments

just in time for mother’s day!

i have just been diggin’ on pearls lately, and here are three of the necklaces that i’ve made! each one is available for sale at my etsy store, just in time for mother’s day.  simple, nature-inspired delights.  they all feature freshwater pearls, sterling silver accents and closure, and leather and/or silk.  just click on the pictures below to take you right to the listing!

April 19, 2010 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

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