My ‘made with love’ link-up party is back this month. And, it’s a very special edition that I bring to you.
With Mother’s Day around (May 13 here in India, U.S., Aus and more), I’m dedicating this edition to all the mothers around the world – who, no matter which corner of the world they live – their love, their prayers, their hope, their care – continue to make this world more humane, more tender and peaceful.
I was having a look at all the ‘me time’ entries from the previous link-up so I would feature the ones that stood out to me.
But, well, I was confused!
(Read on to see what some of you made. Also, see my creation – to celebrate MY ‘me-time’! And then, link up what YOU made.)
Confused because, every creation that a mommy linked up was made by her – in love for her child and family!
So much for your/my ‘me time’!
Got it mommy; got it! You don’t seem to have a moment when your child is not on your mind. No wonder, the child walks in even in your ‘supposed’ ME TIME. :-)
What can I say? I’m like each of you…I understand you inside out on this aspect :-)
Have a look at these entries from last ‘made with love’:
EVERY creation comes straight from the heart – for the kiddoo or the family!
- This loveable sensory story box that Rebekah at Golden Gleam made for her daughter
- These nutritious and delectable nutri bars that Srishti at Prolific Cooking made keeping in mind her 1.5 year old doll – Sarah
- This baby and daddy hand print gift for – Father’s Day!
- This mom made musical chair monsters and was so proud and satisfied when her kids played to their heart’s delight!
- The dino exploration park made by Ashu at Green Crafting Kids – I’m sure she was reliving her childhood through this gorgeous creation!
- And, this breath-taking nature study kit – all – for the kids!
- This Valentine’s keep-sake frame that Glittering Muffins made for her son!
- Finally, this gorgeous doily printed T Shirt made by Esther for her daughter!
And, now this month’s featured entry
A felt car mat made by the mumma (at the Iowa Farmer’s Wife) – as a Christmas gift to her child – is a shining example of what goes into a mum’s carefully planned ME TIME! :-)
I’m amazed by the number of lovely details in this rectangular colourful piece. Check out her blog for the step by step pictures and the story.
The fact remains that the little ones are in our hearts and thoughts, every living moment!
*Big rainbow hugs to you all for your relentless, gentle love and creativity*
These words about motherhood are by far the most apt description I’ve ever come across…
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Now a creation from my own ‘me time’!
I’ve been yearning – for ages – to try out silk dying on eggs. I’d seen somewhere long back and want to link back but can’t remember for the life of me – where I’d seen.
To do this, I’d have wanted to buy some scraps of silk from a thrift store but never quite got around to doing it. Hence, decided to try with the only piece I had – a left-over from a dress I got tailored for Pari couple of years back.
First I had Pari blow out the egg for me (here’s the technique of you want to know). She loves doing this and felt proud and satisfied that she was able to help me in my art time! So be it!
In the meantime, I boiled some water in a large bowl and added one table spoon white vinegar to it.
Now, I wrapped the egg shell with the silk tie dye fabric tightly.
I also tied a stone/river rock to the other end so that the egg would immerse in the water and vinegar solution and get soaked nicely.
All the while, I kept the flame low.
After 20 minutes or so, I removed the egg from the water and unwrapped when it wasn’t hot enough.
My heart skipped a beat when I saw the egg dyed in the gorgeous magenta of the silk with neat and clear tie and dye patterns!
Do you think this egg is symbolic – of new life that we mothers bring into this world? I feel so… :-)
This is just the beginning. Now that I’ve tasted success, I’m going to try with more silk scraps. I’ve got to find some with intricate patterns!
What do you think?
Now, it’s your turn for a show and tell. Link up your lovely creation below. (Please do not link more than two posts).
If you don’t have a blog, feel free to post on Mommy Labs’ facebok page. Can’t wait to see what you made!
This blog hop is co-hosted by:
- Angeliquefelix – Check out her cute heart mobile
- Rainy Day Mum – Her button lady Bug is a piece of delight!
- Starting this month, we’re thrilled to have Patricia at Colours Dekor join us as the co-host, too!
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