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Monday, May 11, 2009

hearts and flowers

“The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.”
Henry Ward Beecher










We headed out to the garden on Saturday morning for some outdoor crafting (have you tried this gorgeous idea yet? ). We set about creating some simple gifts from our hearts for the Mother's in our lives..... because what mother doesn't love flowers and because what mother doesn't hold your heart.......

We collected every blossom we could find that was filled with colour...including some leftover rosella's from our homemade tea and set about designing, freestyling, imagining and then crushing them between crisp squares of creamy calico fabric........

We created faerie splashes and splatters..... in vibrant reds, pinks, purples and yellows.....and we made hearts......colourful flower hearts to be sewn and embroidered into gifts from own our hearts and hands..... gifts that don't quite compare to the true gift of Mother's day....

that of being indeed blessed to be a Mama.

14 comments:

Lisa said...

What a beautiful idea. I love the embroidered word with it. Such a treasure! I also love that the kids used a rock to smash the flowers.

Melissa Ellen said...

What an inspired idea - to crush the petals onto material! We are definately going to have to try this at some stage, and I have been think of teaching the girls to embroider so this would be perfect.

Madeline said...

Those look beautiful! What a great idea. I could actually put Levi's love of flower crushing to good use!

Stephanie said...

Yay!
I'm glad you liked it.
I thought of embroidering Madeleine's name at the bottom of hers, too. :)

The hearts are beautiful!

Sabrina said...

Oh what a blessed gift it is to be a mama. Love that craft idea (and waiting for more colorful blossoms to arrive in my garden)! May you have a wonderful Mama's day- you lovely Mama!

Donna said...

Ah, what a wonderful idea, can't wait to try it out. Hope yours was a lovely mother's day.

onegoldensun said...

How cool - we just did a project like this ,too! It was such fun. Lovely post.

beck said...

What a lovely, colourful post. What a fun project to do with the kids, gorgeous! x

Tammy said...

These are simply beautiful!!! I want to do this with my girls this summer. :)

nicole said...

what a beautiful handmade gift!
I love the quote at the top of this post!

Anne said...

There is nothing like hand made gifts from children..:)


Wonderful idea.

Molly said...

Those turned out great! I really need to try that with my munchkins :)
btw I've moved to a new location. I needed a change.
http://starcottage.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

I love this idea ...

Julie said...

so true! beautiful crafting.