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Happy Early Birthday MOM!


Next Monday the 25th of Feb. is my mother's 87th birthday and she was supposed to have her cataract surgery this Friday but due to a condition that she has developed (Desert dry eye) they can't do it. This means she has to wait another month for it. UGH! She is so disappointed. So I decided that even though the pins that I made for her are so pretty she would not be able to see them. I started thinking that they should be mounted on something. Well since "houses" are in and I have not attempted to make my version I decided that the pins needed a "house" to live in so Mother can see them better. So this is what I created for her. I am so excited to take them over to her but have to wait until Sunday to take them over.

I made them from a canvas that is 9x12 inches and cut them in the shape of the house. I covered them with Angel tissue paper and napkins. The butterfly image is from Inka Stamps. I love that stamp!!! I think it is one of my favorites. You can do so much with it. Most of the other images are also from Inka Stamps.

I think my UTEE pins are very happy in there new home and will adorn my mother's mantel this Sunday.

I know these are not the best pics but I am no camera geek and the shine from the UTEE I can't get a good one. But you get the pic! LOL!

17 comments:

Kim said...

Love these Lori , they make a great home for your pins. I think your mama's going to like it when shd can see it. :)
May I ask what you've used to color the butterfly from Inka? It's so soft and subtle.

Etha said...

that is SO fabulous!! she is going to love it!! what a wonderful idea and I can see how much love you put into them :)

Elaine Elwick Barr said...

Beautiful Project Lori! thank you for sharing! :)

Elaine Barr

Diane said...

This is just wonderful. I love it!

Wanda H said...

Lori, these are fabulous!!! I'm sure your mother will LOVE them!!!

I have a surprise for you at my blog.

http://artbywanda.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

if I was your Mama...I would cvry tears of joy!they were beautiful before...now ....even more!
awesome job

Sandie R said...

Lori the pins looked beautiful on there own but nestled in their houses they look terrific as well. I love how you've done the houses they are so pretty.

Dawn said...

I have to say that the home you have made is just so perfect for your pins - they were beautiful before but you have taken them to another level of loveliness...You mum is gonna love you for these xxxx

Regina said...

Very clever and lovely, Lori! Your mom is a lucky lady!

Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

Beautiful job! I'm sure you mother will be thrilled to have this on her mantel, love the soft look of it. Did you say you cut down the canvases were they canvas boards or framed canvases?

Contessa Kris said...

Oh gosh, this house is beautiful! She is going to adore it! Just gorgeous and so are the pins!

Linda Cain said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL, Lori! I love it!
Linda

Babytreese said...

Beautiful Lori!! What an awesome gift! I pray that your mother's second attempt at cataract surgery is successful. You are such a great daughter! ;=)

marciglenn said...

What a great idea. I know your Mom will love it. The butterflies really add dimension to the piece.

joanne wardle said...

awesome work.

Inka said...

These are just such a special work of heart! What a treasure that I am sure will be passed down for generations too! As good as they look in the photo I am sure you really can’t appreciate them as much as your family will being able to seeing them in real life! They could not have come out better!

Val F. said...

What a beautiful and innovative, creative way to "house" your pins, Lori. How did you come up with such a great idea? Very lovely, and a very soft touch. I'd love to see this up close and personal. Your mother will certainly treasure this.

BTW, thanks for looking at my blog and for your comment. I appreciate it.