I forgot to show off my mother's day present. Now let me fill you in that Collin has struggled in the past picking out presents for me. He easily forgets that I have a much simpler taste and prefer fairly simple things. He has been known to spend WAY too much money on gifts that I can't appreciate because I don't know name brands. Like when he bought me a dooney and bourke purse or a hobo wallet, both of those presents he had to explain why they were such nice presents (in his defense I do love that wallet but it's on the simple side, I will have to post a picture of it sometime). Now don't get me wrong I do love pretty things I just like simple pretty things. Over the years he is starting to figure it out or maybe I have figured it out that I need to just tell him what I want. Like I did recently.
Ever since I had Delilah I have wanted a simple wedding band to wear. I love my wedding ring, it just isn't very practical. It has little grooves that collect food when I'm cooking and I don't know how many times I've scratched Delilah with it. When it catches on certain fabrics it immediately causes a run. So all I've wanted was a simple band, and this mothers day I got it, and I LOVE IT!!
Thank you babe.
For my mom and MIL I made necklaces with a stamped pendant that said "MOM" on it with a heart charm. I'm not sure why I didn't take a picture of them, but I thought they turned out cute.
It was a project I have been wanting to try out for I would guess about six months. I have I think about ten tutorials booked marked trying to figure out what exactly I need to do make one. Most of the tutorials call for washers from the hardware store as the blank pendant. Simple and cheap, I can do that.
Well I bought the washers and the stamp set and got to work.
I failed! They looked terrible!
I'm not sure how all the other ladies can make them look nice but I couldn't pull it off. Luckily Hobby Lobby carries these blank pendants which are a lot thinner than hardware washers and I feel look cleaner and a look more like "jewelery" and a little less like "I this bought at home depot and stamped it". When I went looking for more blank pendants I saw these cute tiny pendants and made this necklace for my self.
Ps Most of the time I forget I have freckles and then I see a picture like this and think
"oh yah, most people aren't covered in spots are they?"