In the cherry blossom's shade, there's no such thing as a stranger... Issa

May 3, 2011

a little craft for my mama

It's the 2nd day of the week... I smell Friday, it's right around the corner

So every year for the last several years I have gotten my mama a white carnation corsage for
Mother's Day...

It's said that on Mother's Day, and you are a mother you are supposed to wear a red carnation if your mother is still living and a white one if she's gone to fly with the Angels.

Well my grandmother passed away almost 17 years ago.. since then, on Mother's Day my mama gets a sweet little white carnation. I feel like it not only a way for me to honor my mama, but my Grandma as well.

As simple as it may be... it's always a challenge for me, see she has EVERY single one I've given her.
She has a framed picture of my grandmother on her wall, and after Mother's Day, she tacks the courage on it.
I try to make sure they are a little different each year.
I normal order one for her and have it shipped... I made one a few years ago, and decided to give it a try again this year.

So it came out completely different then the picture in my head.

I wasn't sure about the flower, or the red thingys.... but made it work.
I seen this sweet little fabric flower in the craft store and it looked like a carnation to me (kinda) but it was so plain but didn't know what I wanted to do with it. I was going to add little flowers and ribbon, but couldn't think of a color that I liked, or haven't already done for her. 
So I called my mom and said
 'mom, don't think about it.. what color do you think about when I say Oliver'
she obviously said
Why red, I don't know... but it's what she got.

It's being shipped to her tomorrow.. and I hope she loves it.

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love


  1. It's very lovely and a sweet gift!

  2. Great job! She's going to love it!!

  3. Ohhh I love it!!!! Super cute!!!

  4. What a sweet gesture! I'm sure she'll love it. :)

  5. What a beautiful Heart felt gift!!! I think its beautiful!!! Good job!!! I now want to ask my mom what color she thinks of when she hears Landons name!!! Friday is getting closer!

  6. What a sweet way to honor your mom and gandmom! I love the flower!! Whoot! Whoot for craftiness!