Mother's Day, Ceramics and Sharpies.
Mother's Day at our house was spent with a big breakfast and an even bigger lunch. After we had a family breakfast, I had invited some girls from school to come over for lunch. They are from Brazil and couldn't spend Mother's Day with their own mothers so we invited them to spend it here with us. It was lovely to have them over and we enjoyed the company. Mother and I made so much food, and it was gone in a blink of an eye. It was wonderful.
Now for mother's gift. My mother is a stay at home mother who homeschools the kid. What I'm trying to say is it's pretty complicated to hide a gift from her especially if you want to make the gift yourself. I did. Some time ago I had seen this DIY on Pinterest. The one where you personalize a ceramic mug with a Sharpie. So I looked it up and apparently you can do that!
So I bought a ceramic plate and mug set and Sharpies. Then with a pencil I wrote what I wanted to write, (Mother had said she wanted a poem for Mother's Day, so I wrote her a haiku on the plate corners) and drew her tulips. Then I baked both plate and mug in the oven for 30 min. at 350º. Boom. It worked! As long as you don't use the rough part of your sponge or scrubber thingy for dishes.. it stays. Wash and dry and it stays! :)
Mother loved it and asked if I had had someone write it, and it was nice to say I did it myself. :) I think for the first time we were able to get her a gift without her realizing something was up. May 2013 has had a good start... now for the Kid's birthday in a couple of weeks!
What did you do for Mother's Day?