Ceramic Box, Handmade with Love

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Hand Painted/Handmade Ceramic Box

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Mother’s Day Grilled Montage (because I didn’t forget Mother’s Day)

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Do I lead with a causal explanation that it was yesterday when I realized Mother’s Day was this Sunday. Or do I invent a cover story, knowing that my mother is probably my most avid e-mail subscriber?

Both?

My forgetfulness really shouldn’t be taken personally, Mom. I routinely forget about my cup of coffee only to rediscover it hours later. I am constantly finding myself absent minded in front of the refrigerator without any intentions of consumption whatsoever. I somehow seem to emit sheer inattentiveness everytime I pull up to the ATM consistently leaving my debit card (enough to put me on a first name basis with the tellers at my local branch). Long story short..I tend not to remember things.

So, uh, don’t be mad Mom. I still have time. I’ll grill you dinner. Here’s a sneak peak of some recipe inspiration for Mother’s Day 2014. 😀

Zesty Lime Corn Salad. Quick Weight Loss Recipes. Mother's Day. Recipe, gift, mother

Taken from http://quickweightlossrecipes.net/. Zesty Lime Corn Salad.

Cilantro Dressing, The garden grazer. recipe, mother's day, gift, homemade, vegetarian, vegan, mother

Taken from http://www.thegardengrazer.com/. Cilantro Dressing

 

 

 

I Should Start Selling Greeting Cards

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Cover of Thank You Handmade Greeting Card

I’ve been feeling greeting card happy this year. With my new job it has been difficult to take on new craft projects. This batch of greeting cards was made to prevent the inevitable craft withdrawal.

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Cover of 21st Birthday Greeting Card

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Inside of a 21st Birthday Greeting Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inside of Blank Greeting Card – This eventually became a Thank You Card

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Cover of Blank Greeting Card

Handmade Christmas Card Haul

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As a child, my relationship with Santa was laced with trepidation. I can ignore some of the facts; that he invaded my home while I was asleep and helped himself to my cookies. That he followed a barter system which, at his discretion, created an equal exchange rate of cookies to coal. That he sat there and monitored my choices 364 days a year. I could bare these experiences without complaint, and since he always left presents behind I assumed there was a fleck kindness in his heart. But none of these frightened the bells out of my 8 year old self quite like:

♦ taking pictures on Santa’s lap.

Here was this complete stranger (equipped with a beard I wasn’t allowed to tug on), who would only pay attention to my desired material superfluousness and not the dagger of pure FEAR IN MY EYES.

This horrid experience was documented on film. Every. Single. Year.

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Here are a few of the Christmas cards I handmade this year. This overwhelmingly ambitious project developed like Gremlins in a pool. I had the intention of making ten cards for family members. Forty cards later I wasn’t even close to satisfied. A healthy mix of tediousness and therapy. A self inflicted craft obligation.

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Everything was made from scrapbook paper and scrap paper. I used cookie cutters to trace many of the shapes. The greetings are quotes and jokes that I collected from the internet.

 
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©Erica Wolfling 2014