is all about Mother's Day at the moment. As per my usual modus operandi (read: leave everything until the last minute), I gave Mother's Day nary a thought until yesterday morning. As I was a very bad daughter in law last month and failed to give my mother in law anything for her birthday (tut tut I hear you say) I thought I best make up for it big time this Mother's Day.
While flicking through the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens (have you seen the crochet blanket and pillows on the cover!!!!!) I came across a section about Mother's Day gifts to make, including bath salts and scented bath balls (see jars above). The recipes were simple enough for Misses A & B to get involved with and they turned out really well. I still have to add a pretty bow with a 'directions for use' tag to each jar, but all in all simple, quick and pretty.
The gem flower pot is a fantastic idea I stumbled upon last night via The Crafty Crow while I was looking for a quick and easy Mother's Day craft to share with the kids at Playgroup today. Again, this is a simple, quick little craft activity which Miss A and Miss B eagerly helped me with, with spectacular results!! Tomorrow I will pot up afew of my MIL's favourites, some Zinnia's, to finish it off.
Come Mother's Day she'll be stoked I reckon.
And I am hoping to whip up a couple of these Poochie Bags before Sunday too. Anyone would think I enjoy stress and tight deadlines............................
Also in my creative space, this morning I guided fifteen children aged four and under through the joys of creating handmade pressies for mum. Patty pan flowers and 'patchwork' lovehearts were the order of the day! Miss B did an absolutely fantastic job on her's and Miss A got in on the action after school.
And guess who will be reading at the Mother's Day mass at school tomorrow????? She sure is doing a good job of making her mother proud !!
To see what other's have been getting up to in their creative spaces this week, head on over to the ever inspiring Kootoyoo