Mother's Day is this weekend, did you know? I for one can't believe it's May already since in my mind (and in my chore list) I'm still only half way through April. So as you may have guessed I'm way behind on crafting gifts for all the special mommas in my life but maybe I can help you with one of yours.
I have a very good friend who just happens to be an amazing craftsman. His medium of choice is wood and he can make just about anything:
Recently James, who's business is called Terre Tesori has started making some really beautiful jewelry:
Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of his rings so you'll have to trust me that they're gorgeous. Maybe he'll post some pics on his blog (hint, hint, JW) and you can see them for yourself.
For this giveaway I have a lovely pair of ebony teardrop shaped earrings:
He cuts the wood so thin that they're very light and comfortable to wear. I get the most complements when I wear my pair.
So here's the details to enter:
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That's it. I'll draw a winner Wednesday morning, May 5 and ship that day so hopefully it will get to you by the weekend. Sorry this is open to U.S. residents only.
And, please, if you have a moment check out James' blog Terre Tesori where he has more photos and info on his work. You can contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for info about pricing.
Good luck. :)
Monday, May 3, 2010
So after a conversation with Megan today, we have come to the conclusion that May Day baskets and the tradition of leaving them on some one's doorstep, may not be practiced everywhere. Growing up in the Midwest, we took part in this May 1st tradition.
This year we put Dana's no-sew flowers in our baskets.
Check out the tutorial here.
So, for those of you not familiar with the tradition,
first you hang your basket on the door,
ring the doorbell,
The idea is to leave the basket without the recipient knowing who it is from. If you get caught they get a kiss.
Happy May Day-Late