Don't forget: Only one week until our Love My Library link-up on May 12!
I'm blessed to have both of my girls' grandmothers in town, so I had two opportunities to make Mothers Day gifts: a beaded bookmark for my bibliophile mother, and this cute garden apron for my green-thumbed mother-in-law!
I am not an artist, but this apron is so simple, even I could pull it off. I started with a craft apron from Michaels and painted the grass using two shades of acrylic green paint. Then it was time to paint my girls!
A graciously provided her tootsies to help make the butterfly...
E was happy to create the flowers using her hand and two of her favorite colors. (The bumblebee is my surprisingly large thumbprint.)
E also helped add a few happy ladybugs with her own adorable thumbprint...
... and I embellished it all with a black paint pen. Just in case you were wondering what the weird snake/spirit creature is hiding in the grass...
... A turned Picasso while I had stepped out of the room. I was upset at first, but managed to squelch my perfectionist tendencies. I figure Grandma won't mind. Overall I'm really pleased with how it turned out and hope she is too!
On a different note, did you know that this is the 60th anniversary of Are You My Mother? I'm always saying there's a reason this or that book is still in print so many decades later. Are You My Mother is a classic that deserves to be on every child's bookshelf. It was the very first book E read by herself (at age 3!) and we will continue to enjoy it as A gets older. So pull out your old copy or grab one from the nearest library and enjoy one of the best "mother" books this Mothers Day!
I'm linking up to:
- Made By You Monday @ Skip to My Lou