I always love to buy plants as Mother's Day gifts for the moms in my life, and also give them a little something sweet to show my appreciation for them. This year I decided to make them something personal that could change as their tastes change. I found these fun, silver tone frame pendants(on etsy) that were perfect for housing small pieces of embroidery or cross stitch, and decided to start them off with something simple, an initial. Simple, clean and goes with anything. But, should they want something a little more complex or interesting later on, we can easily remove the initials and replace them with another piece of needle work.
They both seemed to really enjoy their handmade present, and to be honest, I am jonesing for one myself now.
The best part about these necklaces, is that just about anyone could make one. Even those who think they aren't crafty, could handle making one of these. As The Kid gets older, I'll be helping her to create new patches to replace the ones I made. I think the grandmas will just about pee themselves with excitement over that.
And really, isn't that what Mother's Day is all about? Getting brownie points?
Totally JUST KIDDING.
Kinda, sorta, maybe.