Let me first start off by saying this is somewhat of a joke between me & my husband.
So, I’m not going to pretend that I don’t know Mother’s Day is coming up, and, lo and behold, I just happen to be a mother (no, this is NOT only half a word). I’m also not going to pretend I don’t know that being that my kids are too young to have jobs and earn their own money, their dad will be taking them out shopping for a gift for me. I’m not saying they should buy me a gift, I’m just saying I know it’s going to happen anyway. Third, I’m also not going to pretend that my sweet and dutiful husband does not read this. So, I just thought I’d help things along & provide a short list of ideas (no hints here). Aren’t I nice? Plus, this is all stuff I will just eventually end up buying anyway.
I guess one of the things at the top of my list would be this book:
The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule. The buzz about this book is all over the place, and you can get a signed copy from the author here. With summer coming, and Max being done school for a while, we’ll need some extra ideas for activities to keep us busy.
Next, I’ve had my eye on this:
Can be purchased here. Since I’m a self-taught sewer ( I don’t dare call myself a seamstress), I would like to be able to design stuff without relying on store-bought patterns all the time. I do tend to alter almost every pattern I use, but I would still like to have a little more creative freedom. Again, this book seems to have gotten pretty good reviews.
Next, I spotted something like this at Joann’s recently:
Or, this would do, too:
Since organization is not my strong point, I can use all the help I can get. Actually, I could stand to use the services of a full-on professional organizer, both for my studio and the rest of the house, but hey, I could also use a million bucks, too.
And finally, since we can’t have all work and no fun:
I think these are so cute! And since there’s a BOGO sale right now, why not add these, as well:
Since I shudder every time I look at my exposed feet, I guess a pedicure would also be in order…
Seriously, I don’t expect to get all this stuff- that would just be ridiculous! 🙂 I mean, Mother’s Day isn’t really about the gifts, it’s about worshipping the ground on which all the hardworking, tireless mothers of the world walk. Just kidding! (not really, but you know what I mean). And if that comes in the form of a homemade card & macaroni necklace, consider my day made.