Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!!!
My mom told me not to buy her anything for mother's day, but she knows I don't listen all that well, or she should know that!!  I got her a gift certificate to one of the local plant stores, and then I made her these......
So I listened halfway.........guess I gave gotten better since my teenage years!
She loves to cook, so I thought these potholders would be perfect.  She is also more of a traditional quilter (okay she's VERY traditional) and she would never make these curvy pieced potholders for herself.  They are made from Bahama Hand Prints fabrics.
As well as trying to finish orders I have been trying to build up some jewelry stock and get some components together for several jewelry swaps I am involved in.  One of them is Bead Soup Party (the button is over to the right of this page).  In this party I send a focal, a special clasp and an assortment of coordinating beads to another jewelry artist, I get the same in return and we both make something from that mix, adding our own special touches.
Here are some of the pieces I am considering for some of my swaps.......
I will of course add some of my flame worked beads to that mix as well, and maybe a copper & silver, riveted pendant.....i don't know....too many ideas in my head!
The sea glass to the right of the picture, which I have not done anything with yet, I am trying to decide what to do with it.  When i was going thru my sea glass these ended up on the table together and I just loved the combo.  Here is a closer look......
Love these together, but cannot decide how to combine them.
Anyone have any ideas?
One of my other swaps for the summer is a Pincushion Swap and my pincushion was used for the swap tab!! I was honored and so excited!
You can sign up for this swap until the end of May, just click on the link on the right of my blog.  Or just follow the swap and see all the cool pincushions that are created!  It starts in June and runs thru the summer.  As you can see my swap addiction is worse than ever....I need help!
Have a great Mother's Day!


Mailin Sands said...

KIM!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE PIN CUSHION...makes me wants to pick up sewing just so I can have one!

Amy said...

No, no, no, the swap isn't full! You can sign up till the end of May!

BahamaDawn said...

Sorry Amy...i corrected it!! i thought it was full because when i saved the tab picture it said "pincushion swap full".....sorry!
Mailin - you need to pick up sewing!

Nancy said...

Love what you did with the hand prints for your Mom!

Jeannie said...

Love those potholders too!
I've got to see if you have done anything with the beads yet.
Ok, done bothering your for one night as I've got to get back to your pincushions.


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