Tuesday, May 3, 2011
It's that time of year again for Women's Day/Mother's Day. (or Celebrating Women's Day as I like to call it).
back story: When I was a young newly wed... I did not get pregnant for 7 LONG years. Mother's Day was the W.O.R.S.T. I can remember when I did not want to go to church, especially on Mother's day, year after year, after year, after year... well you get the picture. Flowers or candy or a special token was given out to all the 'mother's'. For as long as I can remember I have taught the Young Women at Church. One year we had an especially rousing Road Show the night before Mother's Day, and I really was excited to see all the youth so I went to church trying to ignore that it was Mother's day. With the celebration in full swing, they asked the young men (12 year old deacons) to pass out the flowers. I had a sincere boy hand me a flower and then promptly take it back saying I wasn't a mother. yeah, good times.
I did, finally, get pregnant and have two beautiful daughters. AND NOW I have four handsome step sons.
As for Women's Day, I like to celebrate it by giving all the women in my neighborhood, mothers, grandmothers, all WOMEN differnt ages and family circumstances... a hand made gift. This year I found some 'emergency' candles at the recycle store (although you can make them out of the Jesus candles they have at Safeway) so so so so easy!
Take the wrappers off of the glass. Using double stick scotch tape, tape on beautiful papers (I used two kinds). Using craft glue, glue on trim, ribbons, lace, jewels anything to doll them up! I didn't use a glue gun, as the warm candle could melt the glue and it would end up a big hot mess.
Happy Woman's Day/Mother's Day. You can see what I have made in the past here and here.
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Posted by Lisalulu at 6:17 AM