Sunday, May 2, 2010

mother's day gifts

mother's day gift
the theme this week at Mixed Media Monday is Mothers.  i decided to use this as a chance to work on my mother's day gifts that i have to give!  i usually make some part of the gift, but wasn't sure what i was going to do until i found this local honey from Sweet Prairie Farm.  i bought some regular honey and some honey creme, one with pecans, one with blueberries and the third with apple cinnamon,  you can put this on crackers, bread, in your tea, etc..  i then remembered i had some flour sack towels which i had picked up years ago at a thrift store just waiting for something to be embroidered on them, so i drew up a little bee and some honeycomb to sew on them.  since i had to sew 3 of them, (my husbands dad remarried) i needed to keep the design simple. i then used the inside of a cereal box as the container and cut out a few felt flowers to add a nice touch to it.  i think it all came together pretty well.


embroided mother's day towel
embroidered towel

12 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, Tammy--this is amazing!!! And what a wonderful Mother's Day surprise! Truly spectacular and I know it will be loved...
Hugs,
Cindy

Diana Evans said...

oh how sweet!!! and special...and I love bees and honey...wonderful gifts!!! beautiful work Tammy!!!

indybev said...

What a thoughtful, lovingly crafted Mother's Day gift! They should feel very special!

Nicola said...

Aren't you clever!! What a lovely gift I'm sure she will love it!

Janet Ghio said...

What a wonderful present! They will be really happy!

Silvia said...

Fantastic take on this theme, great gift.

haendi said...

What an adorable gift. This is wonderful. Your embroidery is fantastic.

Ozstuff said...

Mmmmmmmmm. Delicious. A great gift, indeed.

carolyn said...

Just charming!

I am still going to try and get something up for this challenge despite finals....and it will be doubling for my mom's mother's day gift too! (i don't think that's cheating at all! It's simply "creating smart!"

Nan said...

What a beautiful and creative way to make tasty and local products have even a greater feeling of handmade. The flowers on the box are the best!

Diane said...

Wow, Tammy, what beautiful gifts for three very lucky women! Diane

the t time said...

hi Tammy! thanks for visiting my blog and your greetings! I am happy to meet you through the class Kelly Rae! I like your works, and the cozy atmosphere of your blog. see you soon,
Tiziana

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