#77 - Happy Mother's Day from
Craft! This is the day we honor the women who forced us to
eat our vegetables, and like them. Mother's Day entered the pantheon of holidays in 1914, when the U.S. government designated the second Sunday in May as a day of tribute for mothers everywhere. Imagine, a holiday of cards and gifts a full decade before Hallmark even existed!
For the mothers in your life, we give you:
Let's get crafting...
- A FREE Mother's Day Image that
special vintage card you've been planning.
- Mother's Day Crafts and cards you
can make in a day.
- Browse the famed Seattle
Antiques Market with
FREE Mother's Day Vintage Image
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Sentiments about mothers ran heavy and deep during Victoria's
reign. Tear-stained songs were written about those noble
gray-haired women. American artist James Whistler immortalized his mother in oil in 1871. And greeting card companies turned out small, framed poems for millions of mothers to display on their sideboards.
This late-1800s image is a perfect example of those.
Last Minute Mother's Day Crafts
Our exclusive Mother's
Day Card and matching Teacup Pincushion
double-whammy for Mammy. They use the same images and some of the same
materials. All you need are an old teacup, scrap cloth, and some
trimmings. Last week, one of our neighbors spotted this craft on Vintage
Image Craft and asked Martin to lead a crafting circle
for her Girl Scout group. Fortunately, we stumbled on a trove of
teacups at a local garage sale!
flower pot, vintage flower images and a tub of decoupage medium can be
the start of our Vintage Flower Pots.
These are perfect for a small pot of spring flowers while they wait to
be planted in the garden. The artful part of these pots is the
faux-patina you create for the look of weathered copper!
In a baking mood? We've received many comments about
this Vintage Cake Pan
craft. Actually, most of the comments were about the classic Victorian
recipe we include for Lemon-Coriander Seed
Cake. The fancy covered pan you decorate with the recipe card is
a bonus, but frankly, you could serve this delicious tea cake in a boot
and it would still be wonderful.
Visit these crafts, print out the FREE vintage images with each craft,
and make something your mother will be proud of!
A Visit to the Seattle
and I took a trip down to Seattle during a break from the winter
rain. We had a short list of required stops: Pike's Market, The
Space Needle, and the legendary Seattle Antiques Market. If only we
could have had you along with us.
Antiques Market is a rambling, water-side warehouse, packed to the
gills with treasures from past centuries. Typical? Hardly. First, the
array of goods is the best quality, from paper to massive furniture.
Second, it is clean and organized. Dustless, even. Third, there are true bargains to be found with the usual
discrete digging. Being paper
fiends, Scott discovered our patron saint, Queen Victoria, in a
pristine label from 1901. Martin hit more royalty with his Princess
fruit crate label. Along the way, we almost bought a 300 lb. dining
sideboard, but we talked ourselves out of it. For now.
When you want to give your mother an antiquing treat (like a clean
antique store), pack her off for a Seattle adventure. She may buy you a
Next Issue - and a look back
Keep visiting and sharing the VIC
We'll soon be announcing our Spring
Creative Challenge. I know, we said that in our last issue and
still - no challenge. Well, these things are put together very
delicately. And slowly, it seems. We have amassed some wonderful
prizes. May we blame the rain? That's what the rest of the Pacific
By the way, we got the BEST responses from our April Fool's Day edition of the VIC Pictorial.
Completely fooled (for a moment) were Mandi
("the first thing I thought of was macrame!"), Melissa ("I'm sorry, I almost
peed my pants!!!"), Wendy
("Not fair!! I was panicking for a few moments there. Youíre one
of my main resources for pictures and ideas! I canít get the
macaroni out again!"), Sal
("Come 'ere so I can smack you in the head!!!!"), Roni ("WHEW ~ TGI April Fools
Day!!"), Cheri ("Great
joke! You totally got me!"), Ann
("You guys are just toooooooooo funny!!!"), Lindsay ("Ha ha love the joke. As
for bad crafts the plastic canvas and red heart yarn tissue box cozies,
those should be in your hall of shame!"), Jennie ("Oh my heavens. I was
looking at those "crafts" and thinking...ok, if they say these are good
I should take a second look and make every attempt in the world to find
something to appreciate about them. Then I saw the "April Fools"
and was able to breathe a sigh of relief. That was just mean!"), Rhonda ("I was looking at the
"vintage" items and saying OMG- no....OMG....seriously? Good one you
guys!"), Kay ("ok, i fell for
it and i was talking out loud to my computer going "what? no! you're
kidding me!" it's a good thing you were!!!!!! i like vintage image
craft just the way it was--vintagey vintage."), Carla ("This was so not funny.
OK maybe a little funny. I almost had a heart attack when I read
you were dropping the vintage aspect of the magazine.
NOOOOOOO. I'm glad it was a fool's joke. Don't ever
change."), Barbara (" I, too,
think that 60's and 70's crafts were scary!! Even though I did make
some of those things!"), and a bunch more.
Scared the pants off of you!
Happy Mother's Day!!
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