4 years ago
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
artful thursday - honoring mom
mother's day is sunday! i have been blessed with a wonderful mother. susie. it is almost impossible to know how much your momma loves you, until you become a momma...i, of course, didn't know this and am embarrassed at the way i treated her in those yucky smart alecky teenage years. thankfully, she loves like a momma loves, and we are grown up mommas...friends. i love you, mom. (i know she doesn't read my blog so i can show you her card.)
start with a piece of card stock. i have a stack of file folders ready to be recycled into something pretty.
cut into 3 and a half by 12 inch strips. fold into thirds, glue into one long strip with 5 squares, and cover with pretty papers.
i like the look of machine stitching around the edge of each square.
i bought an inspiration book at a garage sale. (cheap.) it is full of beautiful artwork and sweet sayings - all honoring mothers. i don't mind cutting up these kinds of books when i know i am going to use them for pretty.
after selecting the artwork i wanted to use, i cut each piece down to 3 by 3 squares and embellished.
i sewed seam binding to the back of one of the folds so that the book could be tied together and presented to my mom in a neat little package. there is plenty of room on the back of the card to write a message to mom. xoxoxo
happy mother's day to all of you mommas, and blessings to all of you women who have mothered precious souls without birthing them.