"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Fabric Flowers

Mother Day Inspired Necklace.

I made this necklace for my mother and myself for mother day.. I LOVE this new addition to my necklace collection. It's just so fun to wear. It's hard to see the center but it has a small rosette in the middle and the outer rose is a gathered 2"in by 45" strip of fabric.
I have had 66" chain I picked up at the craft store for a while know. I was going to make a necklace with fabric embellishment from the beginning. It took a little detour for the better when my sister Mindy sent me a tutorial on how to make a chain that ROCKED my world. I love the versatility of this chain... I can see so many Embellishment going through my head...
You can see the tutorial here on the Polkadorchair I actually made a different flower but I might just make one from her site in the future.
I love to make handcrafted things.. I inherited that trait from my mother, grandmother, and great grandmothers. They are all the most clever and crafty women I know. My mother and grandmother made so many beautiful things for us growing up weather it was clothing, bedding, bridesmaid dresses, flower arrangements, paintings, music boxes, quilts, furniture, gardening, cooking, and the list goes on... You can really get crafty when you need to be resourceful and stretch a dollar. All the women in my life including my mother-in-law are hard workers and have blessed me so much by their example of hard work and love of family and God.


Happy Mother Day to you all.. I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day. I sure did! Before church all my kiddos gave me cards they had made. Then we headed to church.. My sweet little daughter snuck down to my studio and picked out all that she needed and made and designed her own little card... So SWEET! She is so crafty.. She is my tiny girl.. All the brothers are bigger than her.. Even her little brother out weighs her... She will start Jr High this fall and that breaks both of our hearts.. We are just not ready for her to grow up! I am so blessed to have such a sweet and beautiful and talented daughter.

My Little handsome young man (6 yrs old) made me a paper
flower bouquet and 2 beautiful cards. I sure will miss this little(big) guy next fall when he is in school the whole day.. Not sure what I will do with our my lunch and errand date. He told me "mom you are just going to cry all day when I am in 1st grade because you will miss me so much huh!" Break my heart.. And the answer is YES!!!

I am shrinking..... Well if feels like it.. My 17 year old is 6"2" at least he was 6 months ago... Now my 14 year old is neck and neck 5"9"ish.. He measure up ever to me every day to let me know that he will pass me any second. Mind you I have now shoes on here and they both do...
What a bunch of sweet guys. They are so good at giving hugs each night before bed and saying "Love you mom" each day. They are my biggest fans.. They always tell me how amazing I am at crafting and cooking... They have been that way sense they were very young. They will both make great dad's they are learning about so many thing weather it's how to fix your car to cooking, cleaning, and watching after kids they will be prepared to be good dads. They have a great example from their own dad.

My sweetheart DH gave me a new pocket camera! YAAAA I Love my SLR but some times it's just nice to have a good pocket camera just incase you need a photo opt that might me missed... I am super excited to get to know this little sony camera because it has the ability to record video up to 29 min... Sweet I know... We never use our Sony camcorder it's just to much to haul around not that is big..LOL

This next fall will be a whole new chapter in my life as a mom. I will have a senior in high school another starting high school, and little girlie starting Jr high and a 1st grader.. Lost to think about for sure.. But I guarantee that I will home for my kids.. This stage in life is more critical than ever. And while I am blessed to be a Full time stay at home mom I will do so.. I might have to be clever a find things to fill my time with things other than chore... BORRRING! I will have to force myself to get dressed first thing in the A.M., make a today list each day so I make sure to get things done... I plan on going to the Temple more, having more lunch dates with DH and girlfriends etc. Make more time to study the scriptures add that to my to do list. I will take more walks, finish the backs and bind the two quilts I have made. Lots to enjoy and think about.. I am so blessed to be a wife and mother this is truly a de vine calling from GOD.




Beate said...

Brooke, it looks like you had a marvelous Mother's Day! It's strange when the boys get taller then us, talk in deep voices and need to shave. I am still not over that. My oldes (15 1/2) is 6'2 as well. We must feed them right.
Your necklace looks wonderful!
Have a great week.
Hugs and smiles

tomiannie said...

Ooh, your necklace is just lovely -- thanks for linking to the tutorial! Your family is just beautiful -- way to go, mama!

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza, look at that super cute necklace you made!! Looks like a great Mother's Day too!

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