Posts Tagged ‘Mother’
Think About It Thursdays are an opportunity to learn something fabulous every week; a fresh perspective on an old stand by, a lesson learned or a tip to share – take a minute and just Think About It…
If you read yesterday’s post you learned how to create a custom kite. For some it’s a fun craft project but if you Think About It it’s a fun detail that can be incorporated into your baby shower decor and then transferred into your baby’s nursery. This fun DIY is a great way to incorporate some meaning behind your details and make a memory that will follow your baby into childhood.
Below you will see how we incorporated our DIY kite idea into a kite-themed baby shower:
For the mother and father to be, this design process was a particularly rewarding experience; the couple were able to select fabrics that matched with their nursery decor as well as choose patterns that reflected their personalities and style.
Invitations are a fun and creative way to tie in your DIY project with your theme. We incorporated the kite and kite fabric into all the centerpieces and paper details. We were able to play with color, texture, fabric and patterns with this kite inspired baby shower.
1. The Mommy and Daddy to be both chose pictures of themselves as children with their parents to use as table cards – note the kite accent detail.
2. You can never go wrong with a kite inspired cupcake and a candy licorice tail. Note: Ribbons to accent the clear cupcake package were selected to compliment the kite’s fabric.
3. These hand cut mini-kite place cards helped set the tone for the celebration. All mini-kites had matching fabric with the larger kites that soared above.
If you Think About It, this DIY project is a gift that keeps on giving. It’s not only a a fun project that you can do with family and friends, but a talking point for your shower and colorful detail piece for your nursery. After hearing back from this mother reflecting on her shower, she said the greatest gift was watching her daughter enjoy this kite and having a sentimental keepsake to always remember the special day.
“Now you will understand how much I love you”… these are the words that come to mind when I think of my mom, and of my daughter together in the same thought. These are the words that my mom wrote to me on the occassion of my daughter’s birth. These words didn’t really sink in until we had our new baby home for a few days. My husband, baby daughter and I were driving home after a visit with grandma and suddenly I burst into tears. Aside from thinking I was crazy, my husband looked at me and gently asked me… what’s wrong, dear? I don’t even remember anything past that because at THAT moment my heart was so FULL it smooshed up into my ears. Now that we have another baby on the way… my little niece aka Baby Charles, my sister has been inspired in a whole new way. I think there is something special about Mother’s Day, when you are anticipating motherhood. Here are a few finds from the thoughtful, trendsetting, Fashionista mommy-to-be… Enjoy!
IT’S a Book SHELF or wait… is it??
“I paint people’s ideal bookshelves: your favorite books, books that changed your life, books that made you who you are.
Picking your ideal books is not an easy task (try it!). I think of this project as an intimate form of portraiture; a way to illustrate who the subject is on the inside instead of out. I love that a book is something created very personally and then mass-produced in order to affect many other people very personally. I paint them to turn them back into something very personal and intimate.” ~ Jane Mount
What an amazing way to turn back time. Preserve your mother’s and your favorite childhood memories or capture the new moments of motherhood that are being created today. To order your ideal bookshelf visit www.etsy.com/shop/janemount or idealbookshelf.typepad.com.
CANDY it’s not just for babies… well, we would say not really unless it’s a special occassion and it’s organic without all of that yucky corn stuff… oh but we digress… it’s Mom Candy
from Wall Candy…http://www.wallcandyarts.com/
Chalkboard Rococo Decal Help your mom find inspiration around every corner. She will love this stylish chalkboard decal in her kitchen or living room. Add a sentimental quote or a loving note to give it your own personal touch.
Love, Love, Love…
Does your mom love spending her days working in the garden? For the mother with a green thumb, this is the ideal gift. This unique vintage spoon which she can be placed in a potted plant or flower bed, is hand-stamped with your word of choice. Here’s to a sunny, garden filled mother’s day!
“It was easy to confuse my mother with my guardian angel” ~ Dennis Soams
This sentimental book is an excellent gift for any mom. Packed full of beautiful quotes, this is a definite way to touch your mother’s heart. Some of our other favorites include Happily Grateful and She.
This beautiful plate speaks for itself.
“‘We are most alive,’ wrote Thornton Wilder, ‘when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.’
This is the gift- to hear and enjoy life’s music everywhere. To be more aware of what we have that what we don’t have. To appreciate again and again all the wonderful things in life that money can’t buy- the wind in your hair, the sun on your face; a child’s laughter, a loving family, a great friend.
Truly, there is something in every day and in every season to celebrate with thanksgiving. In the end, of course, it’s not what we have in our life, but who we have in our life that brings us joy.”
We are grateful to all of the mother’s who have touched a child’s life. Your compassion, joy, friendship, and kindness is the true gift.
Wishing you a happy and blessed Mother’s day.