This carnival is hosted by Made By Melissa. Our choices were:
1) Mother's Day is May 10 - tell us how you will be spending the holiday - with your mother? As a mother? Or share a special memory about your mother or grandmother
2) What is your favorite material to work with and why? Show pictures of completed projects using this material.
I do not have anything new to show off that I have made with my fave material...which is a toss up between fabric and acrylic paint. So I will go with Mom's Day.
Mom's day for my family was simply a gift & letting mom do what she wanted for the day. Now that I am a mom, I feel bad that it was only 1 day! And did she ever really get to do what she wanted? Not likely. But as a mom I now understand that yes, those handmade gifts when we were kids really did mean a lot & that they totally rocked better than anything store bought.
This year my school made gift (yes, he couldn't wait & gave it to me right away) was a terrarium in a 2 liter pop container. What a cool idea! And bonus for the little guy, he got to play in dirt & it was okay :)Mom's day has changed a bit since I got married. And no, it's not because I am a mom now. It is because hubby's family does a much bigger to-to about these kinds of holidays than mine ever did. My SIL organizes it with her in-laws and her parents, who are friends. The families knew each other long before she & BIL ever got hitched. Every year is a tad different. We have gone out just the girls to tea rooms. I am pretty sure there was a year in there were we just gathered at someone's house. We have done the whole family thing going out to brunch. Which I did not realize was an actual thing and not just what you called your first meal when you wake up super late after staying out to the wee hours of the morning :p LOL!
One thing I have realized over the years...it is never your Mothers Day until you are the oldest mother in the family tree. No matter which kind of day - laid back or proper - you do what the matriarch wants. But considering the alternative...I don't mind many years of it not being my day yet.
I love you mom!