The best things in life are free

or why I love handmade mothers day cards.mothersday

There is nothing better than collecting the boys from school and them being really animated   “I have something in my bag for you Mum”, “So do I”.  As we get near home the boys get even more excited about it “I can not show you, it has to be a surprise” and the two of them whisper conspiratorially to themselves.

I am smiling big beaming smiles, as I know that Mothers Day is nearly upon us and this means they have both been busy creating their own special card for me.

Come Sunday morning and the boys loudly come running in to the bedroom with a cup of tea for me and their cards and jump on the bed and tell me all about their cards.  Maxi explains he drew round his left hand, but turned it over once he cut it out, so it looks like his left hand and how I have beautiful brown eyes and love heart lips for kissing.  Mini excitedly tells me he did all the cutting out himself and used a punch to make the tree.  He used zigzag scissors to cut out his label.

What more could a mother ask for on Mothers Day?

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8 Responses

I couldn’t agree more! I treasure each and every one of my cards from my babies too :-)

Jack | 03.12.13

Aw! These are precious. I hope my girls never stop making me handmade cards.

Julie | 03.12.13

Perfect cards.

You asked about the amount of fabric for the boys tops – I bought 1m per top. There is enough left for a couple of cowls/snoods (I’m thinking they might make good presents). The jersey I bought (from kitchsy coo) was quite wide (160m I think) – it might have been a struggle if it was narrower. I washed it first as jersey can shrink quite a lot, but didn’t check how much it shrank. The pattern I used (made by rae’s ‘flashback skinny tee’) gives good info on the amount of fabric you’ll need.

Hope that helps – please just give me a shout if you have any more questions! Juliex

Gillian | 03.12.13

I love their cards! You are right, their excitement for the occasion is so infectious. Handmade cards are definitely the best kind. x

Charly Dove | 03.12.13

They are just adorable your kids – and gorgeous cards. You must have been over the moon :)

becky | 03.12.13

Perfect

Coombemill | 03.12.13

My cards were all homemade too and I loved them all, not one of them has an once of artistic talent but that couldn’t matter less. I love your cards, full of care and imagination. Do please link up on my Mother’s Day blog hop

Notmyyearoff | 03.12.13

They are really lovely cards. I can’t wait till Z makes me his very first home made one.

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