mother's day gift factory
For the last few years for Mother's Day, I have made small floral arrangements for all the mothers in my life: my mother, grandmother, godmother, sister, sister-in-law, and now my boyfriend's mother and sister. I've gotten a good feel for the flowers, but I'm always looking for new containers to use. Vases are fine, but I bet every woman has a small collection of vases that are sitting forgotten in a cabinet somewhere. I've used ceramic bowls before so at least the container could be washed and put to use. This year I wanted to get a little crafty and recycle candle holders to make vases that could serve as a vase again or could be re-used as a candle holder. I ended up decorating the holders in two fashions . . . READ MORE
don't forget the card
"Mother's Day and Father's Day are both over, and these card designs were designed for these holidays, or at least, that's what I made them for, but that doesn't mean these ideas can't be used for something else!
These are two very simple card designs I've done recently. They require little time for planning and assembling; you could easily finish one in under 10 minutes, depending on the complexity of the design you want to create. I apologize for the non-creative card design names . . ." READ MORE
Cobblestone Art & Design is a site in progress for professional artist and designer, g. m. cottrill. Here you will eventually be able to purchase already made art or order a custom piece of work. All the material here is original and handmade, from digital prints to mixed media, from card sets to homemade recycled crafts. For now, take a few minutes and read "The Lamp Post," the Cobblestone Art & Design blog. Maybe you'll be inspired to make your own homemade gift.