Sunday, May 10, 2015

One More for Mother's Day

I've been posting a lot of leather bracelets lately, and I thought I would show you one more. This one is no longer in my stash as I gave this one away as a gift to a friend. A new mom who recently had a sweet baby girl. I asked her to help me design a "Mom Gift" for herself. I know, a bit unorthodox. I brought in a box of options to the office and we played with colors and designs. In the end she went with a simple sort of black and white look with black leather and silver. It looks amazing on her. I love how excited people get when they realize that they are creating a piece of jewelry for themselves.

My girls in Savannah at one of the many squares
Summer in the Adirondacks at age 8 and 4
There is always so much excitement around newborns. Rightfully so, but sometimes we forget about the mother or the sibling. Having had two daughters of mine own, I know it takes a bit of time to feel like yourself again. That's why I usually give gifts to the mother. Something special that's just for her.

It took me a bit of time to feel like myself again after each of my daughters were born. Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love being a mother. It is one of the best things in my life, which is probably why it all seems to have gone by so quickly. I feel like my two daughters went from grade school to high school in no time flat. And now my oldest is just a year away from college. Seems like just yesterday that she was so little. I love the person that she has become, but it will be such an adjustment for me when she's off to college. I guess that is what is on my mind lately.

18 comments:

Shaiha said...

It's a lovely bracelet and I don't have kids so I never know what to get the baby so I always try to treat the mother. They tend to get forgotten.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Happy Mother's Day! I know that feeling. My youngest is leaving for university at the end of August. The older one started living on her own when she was only 19; eager to get out there! Time flies...

JoJo said...

I never had kids either, but years ago when my former SIL had her 2nd kid, I sent a gift to her eldest who was about 18 months old at the time.

Maryanne said...

Happy Mothers's Day, Cynthia! I love being a mom too! I love what you've been doing with leather and beads and findings. I love this one! It's so simple and elegant. I'm sure the new mom will love wearing it!

Claudia Aguilar said...

This post is right on my alley you know! I still don't feel like myself at times with all these new adjustments...I feel great when I can squeeze a shower. Ah, I showered today to go out eat and celebrate Mother's Day. Hope you have an excellent Mother's Day celebration. Off to college ah? yikes!

Caron Michelle said...

Fabulous combination of bracelets, love the collaboration between your work colleague and yourself! Wonderful post. x

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Loving all of your leather bracelets of late - my favorite is this classic black and silver!

No kids for me, other than furbabies, But, I hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day!

Duni said...

What a sweet gift! And what a cute picture of your daughters when they were little :)

Eugenie MulberryWhisper said...

Happy Mother's Day! This was exactly my case - needed some time to become myself again. How wonderful that other people understand it and have been though it, too! Proves that I am normal.

Christine Altmiller said...

I feel the time moving fast too. Too fast. So much change heading your way, our way. I cannot wrap my head around it. SO ~ To the Jewelry!!! This is THE BEST if all your leathers!!! That new Mom has style, edge, and a flair for design, for sure!!!
When I send baby gifts, I include a nice soap for the new mom...sometimes the only break she gets from the baby is that 90 second shower!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Happy belated Mother's Day! That bracelet is a beauty. It will go with so many outfits. I can only imagine what it feels like for your oldest to be thinking of college. Time does fly by!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hope you had a great Mother's Day! Time goes by too fast!! It really does! Beautiful bracelet!

Anja Ge said...

Time sometimes is moving so fast... but sometimes it is so slow.... Isnt it?

Linda Younkman said...

Love what you are doing with leather Cynthia. What a nice gesture gifting the new mom instead of the baby. Your girls are both beautiful and you are lucky. Trust me the time goes by way too quickly so enjoy each and every moment you have!

Jenny said...

That is so sweet. With two little kids of my own, I'm still in the place of figuring out who I am as a person and as a mom. Giving a new mom a gift "just for her" is such a sweet idea. I may have to start doing that for my friends as well. Plus that bracelet is lovely :)

Marcela Gmd said...

My congratulations !!! You have a beautiful daughters !!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Anindita Basu said...

Lovely post, Cynthia. Your daughters are lovely and the bracelet you created is fabulous. Dita.

LanasArtStudio said...

I love Savannah! I think it is my favorite city in sought!!! I done many workshops in SCAD and absolutely in love with a character of people and traditions! Your girls are adorable!

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