The last four days has been a wonderful escape for this desk jockey, this very weary, stressed-out desk jockey and her Mr Man packed their frozen butts,left cold and wet Melbourne to soak in the mild “winter” sun in Noosa, Queensland. And to celebrate Sunday,13th May which is Mother’s Day and incidentally also my birthday.(the big 4..eek!).
Truthfully on top of the work stress, leaving behind a well-loved decade, has been a stress point for me in the last few months because in my head I really feel ageless.
But we should leave the talk about getting old till later…yes? And concentrate on what was good like the gorgeous sunset which I got to enjoy while standing on Little Cove beachfront on the evening of my birthday and feeling very grateful and loved. More happy shots to share in my later posts, I promise.
Just days before we left for our short escape, one of the things I was furiously working on was my bouquet of felt hearts (below) for my mum-in -law who has been like a second mom to me since I came here….what do you think? The little mouse standing next to the jar is also hand-made by me…something I made for myself.
With each felt heart which I completed, I got progressively excited about putting together the mix of colours, the gorgeous hues of pinks, reds,blues and a dash of lemon yellow.Most of the felt used is high quality wool felt which I bought from Lucello, possibly my most favourite haberdashery haven in the CBD. 🙂 I was looking for a unique gift idea, I know how much mum-in -law loves flowers but I thought I make her something that will last and also she’s a bit of a fan of my craft work(bless her heart !). And I am happy with the outcome on my first attempt! 😉
This gift idea came up when I came across Revlie’s (from REVolution) forest of felt hearts and just loved her idea! Loved it so much that I decided to make for my mum-in-law and like Revlie, each heart hand -sewn using the blanket stitch…the ceramic gift tag which I had tied on the jar is gorgeous find from a shop called Lamington in Noosa, the quote saying “fill your paper with the breathings of your heart~Woodsworth”
I haven’t caught up with my mum in law yet but probably will see her this weekend, I hope she finds it a pleasant surprise. Click on Revlie’s forest of felt hearts, if you like me, are out of gift ideas and found this a good one.