Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Been Gettin' Crafty...A Giveaway

I decided to take on a little project I saw on a blog I read. I thought it turned out pretty cute. It's a nice perspective on The Family Tree. You can choose your fabrics and customize to the colors of your home, and even fill in more members of the family after the piece is done. This particular one was done for one of my best friends. She just moved in a new house and I hope she'll be able to find the perfect spot for it.

If you like this one, and would like one for yourself, I'm doing a GIVEAWAY! I'll pick a winner on Saturday, May 9th, but you must leave your comments by Friday at midnight EST. Just leave a comment telling me the colors you would like for your family tree and if you would like a
5x7 or an 8x10. I'll pick the winner by choosing from the sweetest story/memory you share with me about your mother in honor of Mother's Day... or anyone you consider to be Mother-like in your life. Don't worry, you won't be voted on just by me. I'm getting my four daughters in on the voting, too!
So, get to commenting and share this giveaway with your friends. I like getting to meet new people through doing stuff like this.


Alli said...

Cute design, Amy! Looking forward to reading the posted stories!
color suggestions: black, light brown, red, green

My mom went through breast cancer treatments 5 years ago. (She is now cancer free! PTL!) We lived with she and my dad while we were building a house and I was pregnant. I had just had Ava Love and my mom was having her chemo treatments spread out so she could help me take care of my newborn. My mom is so thoughtful and puts everyone ahead of her. She is an amazing example of a servant. The sweetest thing was seeing my mother's eyes full of love while holding Ava Love, despite being very sick with the cancer treatments. One day I walking through the house looking for mom and Ava Love. (You see, we had three places set up for the baby princess to nap. ha!) As I entered the first floor hallway, I could faintly hear my mother humming softly. As I drew more closely to the room where she was, I could hear the same sweet tune she used to sing to me when I was very young. She was patting Ava Love to sleep. I crept back so she would not see me, but where I could still see her. I could have balled my eyes out witnessing this precious scene! I knew then that the Lord knew we would need to be back "home" for a while after seminary to be with my mom while she went through this. It was such a blessing. It was plain to see that the baby was a part of her coping and healing process. I called Ava Love a beautiful distraction. A reminder that He makes all things new and that my mom would see a new start after the bout with cancer. Seeing her with my daughter made me wish I could be little again and soak up her touch and love more deeply. I would not take it for granted. I pray I could only have such a tenderness and selflessness with my own children as my mother had and continues to have with me and my family.

Vanessa said...

Wow! Alli's story just brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful! I give my vote to Alli! :)

The Pettigrew's said...

I love your craftiness.