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Welcome to the party! I have an exciting weekend planned. I was watching the local news early this week, and saw a promotion for Runway For Life. It's a local (Reno, Nevada) fundraiser event for breast and ovarian cancer patients. With all the recent traveling and doctor bills piling up, I didn't think I could swing the $80 ticket fee, but I wanted to make a contribution. I have lots of inventory in my shop, so I emailed a request to make a silent auction donation for the event. I was touched when they responded quickly and said I was welcome to make a donation, but that they would most like me to attend the event with a guest, and that they would leave tickets for us at the door! They also asked if I would attend next year, and model with the other survivors on the runway! I told them yes, of course, just don't put me in stilettos, and it's a deal. The event is this Sunday, a fancy luncheon, runway show, and silent auction, where a jewelry set, and gift certificate to my shop will be one of many things up for grabs. Thank you Runway For Life for the wonderful opportunity. I will be sure to share lots of pics next week of the event.
I can't believe Mother's Day is just around the corner. Before we start the party, I want to share a fun handmade Mother's Day gift set I recently made.
The set includes an owl pin cushion button jar, owl button earrings, and an owl clothespin.
Materials For Mason Jar Owl Pin Cushion:
Mason Jar With Lid
Felt Owl Sticker (Found at Dollar General)
Note that reads "Owl Always Love You"
Owl Mason Jar Pin Cushion Directions:
There are a ton of tutorials on the web for mason jar pin cushions, so I won't waist time writing a new one. After I had the owl pin cushion made. I filled the jar with buttons, added a decorative felt owl sticker, and some twine. I also wrote a tiny little note on some arrow stickers that reads "Owl Always Love You" and attached it to a pin.
Materials For Owl Earrings:
Owl Buttons (Found at Walmart)
Earring Post Blanks
Felt Owl Sticker (Optional)
Owl Earring Directions:
Use wire cutters to cut off the loops on the back of the buttons. Use jewelry glue to attach them to the earring blanks. Let dry per package directions. I punched tiny holes in a felt owl sticker, and used it as a jewelry card for the earrings.
Materials For Owl Clothespin:
2 Felt Owl Stickers (Found at Dollar General)
Owl Clothespin Directions:
Take the paper off the back of your owl stickers. Add a little glue to the back of each sticker, to guarantee it will be secure for a long time. Sandwich the clothespin in between the two owl stickers.
Optional, add some twine to make a cute bow.
Now for some wonderful features:
A Spring Inspired Table shared by Simply Suzanne's At Home.
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken shared by A Savory Feast.
Vintage Bedroom Reveal shared by Bohemian Junction.
Handkerchief Skirt Display shared by Butterfly Bungalow.
Green Italian Chair Makeover shared by D.D.'s Cottage And Design.
Now it's time to party!