Sunday, May 11, 2008

handmade for mom

I think what I adore most about Mother's Day is that there always seems to be an ample supply of love translated through drawings, words, bean plants, handpainted ceramics, and the like. And I am so warmed by all the levels of artistic development in our little brood from scribbles to skilled. I want for nothing.

Mom, I made you this clutch bag, Happy Mother's Day! Sorry you're not clutching it right now, but you know how good I am with timing and mailing. Your love of every scribble, every humble piece of pottery and each and every misspelled, handmade card I ever gave you inspired me more than you can know.

Whether you receive or whether you give motherly love, I'm wishing you blessings today!



  1. and a happy mothers day to you anna maria - i love the clutch...

    my plans for the day include looking through boxes of treasure from my childhood, with my mom...

    all best,

  2. Hmmm, looks like my timing is pretty good. Just stopped by to see if you'd added anything, and--viola, there was a pretty clutch, just for me! Thanks.
    Love Mom
    PS, see you next week after your trip to Portland!

  3. that clutch is sooooo cute!!

  4. Happy Mother's Day to you too!! Enjoy all the heartfelt artwork from the kiddos!!! (I received carved mahogany wood plaques from each of my teenage boys they made in wood shop .... BEAUTIFUL !!!!)

  5. Happy Mother's Day! If your mom is like mine, she's going to need a really big magnet to get that clutch to stick to the refrigerator. =)

  6. Anonymous6:11 PM

    The clutch is gorgeous, but I thought it was a bubble skirt for a little girl when I first saw it.

    Now I want a bubble skirt just like that for my little girl.

    Are they all your fabrics?

  7. Happy Mother's Day to you, too!
    Thank you for such an inspiring place to visit on the web. I'm currently finishing week 2 of 20 weeks of bedrest waiting for baby boy 3, and it's delightful to have such a fun place to visit to brighten my day. Can't wait for the new fabric to be available, I feel so inspired!
    PS I just started my first blog, and included a link to this blog so my family/friends can be introduced to your happy home on the web:-)

  8. Hi AMH!
    Happy mother's day to you too!
    xoxo Betz

  9. What a lovely clutch!

  10. Anonymous6:17 AM

    hope your mother's day was wonderful, anna maria! that clutch is gorgeous.

  11. Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy Portland! It is excellent!

  12. Anonymous8:19 AM

    Happy Mother's Day, Anna Maria!!

  13. I love the pins on your header on your blog. Never seen any like it. Where did you get them? Love to read your blog.Linda G

  14. Two beautiful gifts! I got some handmade sweetness from my 7-year-old and 3-year-old girls. :)
    Loved the article in Home Companion!

  15. I got my first plaster of paris hand print gift this year. It brought tears to my eyes. I know JUST what you mean. Happy Mother's day to you!

  16. Anonymous3:11 PM

    You created and received really beautiful gifts. Wow :o) The same thing you thank your mother for, you are giving to your children. That's awesome.

  17. Happy Mother's Day to you also!

    Hope it was wonderful and you enjoyed your family!


  18. Anonymous11:11 PM

    Great gifts, lucky you and how lucky is your Mommy? Love your work, especially the silhouettes!
    I'll post some of my kid faves
    Seeing your work makes me want to quilt!

  19. That clutch you made is beautifl!

  20. Your mom is so lucky!!! What a great daughter you are... and your children are just as great! Glad to hear you had a good Mother's Day, but then, I didn't doubt that you would! ;)

  21. Handmade gifts are the absolute best!

  22. Every time I see your new fabric I feel more impatient (in an excited way). I'm so wanting to order a stack just to see the colors in the real (instead of the virtual and sometimes "off") world so that I can pick out which ones will work best for my new drapes, shower curtain and sofa pillows. Maybe next week......?

  23. Oh, your mom is so lucky to have the little cute purse. I adore it! I want one too~