Mother’s Day is a little over a week away here in Australia. I, unfortunately, don’t live in the same city as my mum, which often makes me quite sad. My regular followers will probably have met my mum, via the comments she often makes on my posts. I’m so lucky to have such an amazing and supportive mum. No matter what I have pursued in my life, mum has stood strong with me. From picking up the pieces after many-a-boy broke my heart, through to cooking all my favourite meals when I was sick, to make me feel better.
Over the years, mum has always been a source of strength for me. She is, and has always been on my side (even when she probably shouldn’t have been). And I have learnt so much from her. My mum taught me how to love someone unconditionally. Mum manages to love everyone unconditionally. I’m not that generous. But, I’m so lucky to know how to love the people who matter unconditionally, and that is a gift I will always be thankful to my mum for.
And, knock me over with a wet tram ticket – more and more I notice things in me that are mum all over. And yes, that does sometime include the wearing of leopard print clothes! :)
So, with Mother’s Day on the horizon, I thought I’d post a round up of all the great things I’ve seen about the blogger-sphere recently which I think would make great Mother’s Day craft and kitchen projects. I’d make them all for Mum if I could!
Never ending flowers
Carnations have long represented Mother’s Day. These beautiful carnations are made from tissue paper and will live on strong.
The Enchanted Gallery Blog has step by step instructions for how to make these cheerful, yet surprisingly simple to construct, blooms for your mum.
Fabric gift pouch
If you’ve got something small and special for your mum, why not wrap it in something as special as this?!
A Spoon Full of Sugar has drawn the strings on this magic little design. I encourage you to check out this site, which has some great crafting gift ideas! I’m sure any mum would love to receive a parcel which looked as beautiful as this.
Tee up something special for a tea-loving mum
This is just too beautiful – or to be correct about it - Too Stinkin’ Cute! This blog, Too Stinkin’ Cute, has gone to town with an amazing collection of mum-loving ideas. So many ideas that it was difficult to pick a favourite for this post!
My mum is more of a coffee drinker, to be honest. But this idea could still work, you could make special, personalised packets of your mum’s favorite instant coffee! Such a thoughtful, yet cost effective project. If you bought some muslin and an amazing loose leaf tea, you could even make the tea bags. Shhh… friends and family – look away! I love this idea so much that I think I’ll be using it for gifts in the future.
I know… you are probably wondering why there are so many craft ideas on a cooking blog! Craft is my second love, after all. But, now we get to the all important Mother’s Day food!
The ultimate Mother’s Day breakfast in bed
Hungry Happenings has the most delicious Mother’s Day breakfast in bed post this year! Melon flowers, painted pastries and the sweetest eggs I’ve ever seen!
Hungry Happenings has so much creativity! The site is a one-stop-shop for any themed recipe you can think of, and more.
Homemade Nutella for breakfast
Who knew you could make Nutella from scratch? and serve it with sea salt? Genius. I certainly had never thought of it, but what a great Mother’s Day treat!?
A Cup of Jo has many bright ideas for a Mother’s Day brunch and their recipe for Nutella is amazingly simple. I can’t wait to try it.
Brush embroidery cakes
I’ve never tried it, but would love to. Brush embroidery on cakes looks amazing. Big Hungry Gnomes took a sugar craft class on brush embroidery earlier in the year and I’ve been thinking of trying it ever since.
I think Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse for anyone to try brush embroidery. I’m sure my mum would love it. Heck, who wouldn’t love being presented with a cake decorated in such a beautiful way?
I do hope this has given you some exciting ideas for Mother’s Day. You still have 8 days to prepare!
I wish I could be back home to spoil mum this Mother’s Day, but it’s just not possible this time around. This year is also my sister’s first mother’s day. It’s early days really (less than 4 months in), but I can already see she is an amazing mum. It seems unreal to me that she just knows how to be a great mum. But then I think, how could she not be? She learnt from the best.