Motherhood is a something I never imagined for myself as a young adult, too busy travelling the world and enjoying 'me' time. My darling mum always said "do the things in life you want for yourself before you have children, because once you become a Mum you never put yourself before anyone again". I took heed on those words and did so much with my life before I had children and I appreciate the words of wisdom from one of the most generous, loving women I've ever known... my own Mum!
I've finally created something just for me... I made a frame to put in my room with a photo of my little man just minutes old having his first cuddle with his mum. And this morning for Mother's day I had another cuddle (at 6am) from that same little boy who is now 5 and it still makes my heart melt. Then he starts fighting with his sister and that feeling slips away for another day... LOL!
I was lucky to be part of a product swap with Pebbles and it's parent company American Crafts, although it was more like a product 'merge' as the two companies work so well together. I took my time on this one, lots of fussy cutting, rolled and punched flower, rub-ons, pearl flourishes etc... it was a joy to make.
Both Pebbles and American Crafts had an entire week dedicated to the design team product swap so pop on over to their blogs to spy all the wonderful creations by the rest of the teams.
Now, my children are already asking what I would like to recieve for Mother's Day next year, so first and foremost on my list will be a 'sleep-in'.
From farm to you...