Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers day to all the mummies out there!

I was woken this morning by my gorgeous son, with an armful of fabulous handmade presents. Hes busy making Avatar dinosaur land all over the lounge floor with his cousin, so thought I would do a quick post to show you his handiwork!


A lovely portrait of me (will be going back to weight watchers on Wednesday!)



Made using finger painting






A lovely card, check out the right petal love that he knows how much I'm into bird print at the moment!



This is the wrapping paper he made! The small writing says -  I'm as lucky as can be, the worlds best mum belongs to me! He may have stolen this from a fridge magnet we have and replaced Dad with Mum.


This is a Welsh love spoon he made from dough, baked and painted in the colours of the Welsh flag.

Symbols L-R;

Bell (Red)- Happiness
Heart (White)- Love
Cross (Green) - A wish for God to bless
Diamond (Red) -Good Fortune
Flower (Green) - Blossoming Love

Giving gifts of handcrafted spoons to symbolise affection and love is a craft tradition in Wales which has it's roots in the 17th century with the oldest surviving example of a love spoon dating back to 1667. Celtic handmade love spoons were often quite plain but over the years they have become quite elaborate, decorative and intricate. The different symbols and motifs have different meanings.




Gorgeous chocs and wine, will be eating and drinking these later on today!

Will be adding the homemade pictures to his memory box, and putting the love spoon on display in the kitchen where I have a selection of gnomes that he has painted and some tissue flowers that he made me for Mothers Day last year!

Hope you are all having a lovely day :) The sun is shining here and the birds are singing, spring is definitely in the air - and my lounge has definitely been trashed!

8 comments:

  1. your son is very talented, how cute & lovely is that! i love the finger paint & the cards he made, you are one lucky mom :)
    happy mother's day & happy family day xx
    Chloe@GiadaBeauty

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  2. Ah thank you Chloe! I certainly am a lucky mum. Happy Mothers day to you too x

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  3. Aw Jo! What lovely gifts! Very special. :-) Enjoy your wine and choccies! Suzye X

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    1. Thanks Suzye! Hope you had a lovely day too x

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  4. aww! so cute. i just love handmade kiddy cards! xxx

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    1. Thanks Gina! So precious aren't they, I have kept all the cards he has made me in a memory box for when he grows up x

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  5. beautiful, thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoyed your wine and choccies x

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  6. Thanks! I munched the choccies and saved the wine for the weekend :) Hope you had a nice day too x

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