Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Women's Day/Mother's Day It's all the same

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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Momza said...

Do you read "A Goddess in Progress"?--look for her on my sidebar if you don't. You two have something in common.
The candles are beautiful!

Sue said...

I love what you're doing for the women in your neighborhood! Rock on, Lisa.


Garden of Egan said...

That is awesome. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to go through so many years without a child.
I dislike Mother's Day for other reasons.

You are a good woman to think of the women in your neighborhood.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I just forwarded this entry to my friends..as they scrapbook etc and will love these ideas..thanks for sharing.;)

Ryan and LeDawn said...

what a cute idea!!! :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Tooo cute! I was married 7 years before having my baby also. The worst part was everyone asking when you were going to have a baby!


blueviolet said...

What special gifts because you took the time to make them! I love them!!!