Mothers Day…Inspirations and Creations…

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I decided to make linen Mother’s Day cards today!…so as in true Happy tradition I had to get everything out before I could start!! Our Dining room table is a hive of creativity most days…

We are all artists in our own right…and love to sit around the table chatting and laughing and listening to Radio 4! although I insist on turning it over when the shipping forecast comes on!! šŸ™‚

Well I did say it was a mess…just look at it all here! Phew!…I hope you can get the idea, from the pictures…I cut 3 pieces of linen and backed them in card…with the help of the computer for my fonts…I typed out a message for the front and the back and adhered them to linen.

Together with old postcards, vintage material and buttons etc I got to work putting it all together…they just kinda evolved as they went along….I have an old scrapbook of vintage lace, so I included a piece behind an old ‘Happy families’ card that I had machined on…pictured below…(oh and sorry about the pathetic picture of max! We’ll, he looked sooo cute we just had to take this piccy of him!) hehehe!.

They turned out much better than I expected…I made 3 pages for each…and at the end I machined all three together…I made two cards, one for my Mum and one for Freddie’s Mum…I shall be tying them up with a large ribbon….and presenting them to our Mothers at the weekend! Rosie also got crafty and made some cards…she machined the pretty patterns on the cards herself…she is so talented!

…And there you have it….Handmade linen Mothers Day cards, why don’t you have a go! they are so much more personal than shop bought cards…I hope I have inspired you to get creative here!

FRED’S ART Fred also loves getting crafty…it is perfect for him as he can sit down and create at the same time! he loves scrap booking in Moleskine notebooks…here he has covered one in an old book cover and these pictures show what kinda thing he does…

He also draws and paints…but I’ll have to show you some of his other work on another post…alot of the Emphemera in these pictures…we have found recently. He takes pieces from newpapers…current affairs, fashion and pop along with Emphemera that we have picked up over the years…we have always liked to collect this kinda thing….no use to anyone…but perfect for creating one-off works of art! ROSIE’S ART As you know Rosie is my Gal, we are Best Friends as well as Mother and Daughter…We took her out of school 3 years ago now and it was the best thing that we ever done, main school education worked for my son…but it was not for Rosie. We do our own thing…we learn what we want – when we want with no peer pressure…she has a large network of friends and is hoping to go to college in September…naturally I do seem to do alot of art with her..but we learn other things together too…lots of things…its been really fun having her at home with us…I shall never forget this time šŸ™‚ …And these are some of her creations…she has scrapbooked for an age…but she likes to incorporate mixed media, and pen and ink drawings…I love it that she likes to experiment with colour…and I love her creations…she is my gal xx Hope you enjoyed a little insight into our day…I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all you gals, a very HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY this Sunday xxSee you all again next week šŸ™‚

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    Sophie
    March 23, 2009 / 8:28 am

    I don’t speack english.But, I want to say you:I’m very happy because you went to my blog.I write romans and i Have got two girls. They are 13 and 15 years old.I haven’t a traductor. Good day for you.Sorry if they are a lot of fault.Sophie or Mouchette.

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    SueLovesCherries
    March 22, 2009 / 1:43 pm

    Wow – what a great looking messy table! Never clean it up – we wouldn’t want you to lose your inspiration! Beautiful cards!I, too, homeschool my daughter (she has Asperger’s Syndrome), and I love the freedom that comes with it. Isn’t it amazing the things you don’t need to teach, that the public school thinks you do need?

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    Lynne Laura
    March 21, 2009 / 6:15 pm

    Happy, your linen cards came out so lovely.Kindredly, Lynne Laura

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    Amy
    March 21, 2009 / 4:02 pm

    How fun!!! Can I join in? I would love to pull up a chair to your crafty table and play with all that great ephemera!!!!Thanks for showing the sewing, drawing, collage, etc, crafts that have been going on in your cute cozy home.Amy

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    Vintage Tea
    March 21, 2009 / 3:59 pm

    You are all so creative!Victoria xx

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    Freckled Hen
    March 20, 2009 / 11:22 pm

    You definitely inspire me! Your blog is lovely…so full of color and inspiration. Thanks for sharing all you do.

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    Miss sew n sew
    March 20, 2009 / 9:37 pm

    What a inspiring post I clicked and enlarged all your pictures some lovely creations there. You are one very creative talented family it must be so nice to be able to share and enjoy all that creativity together I would love that if my little ones 2 and 4yrs! Grew to have that thirst for creativity well done with your daughter you have done a wonderful thing for her there. Have a fab mothers day!Sarahx

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    Linda Crispell
    March 20, 2009 / 7:43 pm

    You have indeed inspired me! Your daughter is clearly talented like her Mom.

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    Anonymous
    March 20, 2009 / 3:04 pm

    OOH very very lovely! Your work is Fab xx I love coming over here :o)Am having a little Spring ‘Giveaway’ over at mine, not sure if blue knitted eggs are your style but you are welcome to come and try your luck.xx Hope you have a Great weekend Friend!xxSumea

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    Kitty
    March 20, 2009 / 2:25 pm

    So glad someone else has a table like that from time to time! Mine is a complete mess. You’ve made some lovely things. x

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    ~Vintage Nina~
    March 20, 2009 / 12:11 pm

    I am so glad I found your blog! What a FUN blog and so much talent! Just wanted to say Hi, and thanks for sharing your life with others!I also LOVE how you sign your page witth “happy love”. SO CUTE!!!HAPPY DAY!!!~Nina

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    Sal
    March 20, 2009 / 7:13 am

    It must be a wonderful sight..all of you sitting around the table, crafting. And you turn out such ab fab stuff!! šŸ˜‰

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    ^..^Corgidogmama
    March 20, 2009 / 1:38 am

    The entire gang there is crafty!You are a clever duck, as these cards you made are just super!Love ’em.I think your home is ideal, and love all the colors and nostaglic things you have. It would be a happy place to live, I’m thinking!

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