There’s a myriad of gifts to give your mom this Mother’s Day but giving her something useful, practical and that will last is what we all desire for our special “Mama”.
So here are five (5) gifts any mom would love to receive on Mother’s Day.
Every mom loves to be pampered and bath time is no exemption. Lathering in organic, handmade and natural soaps is the most inexpensive luxury. Main reason is because they often lack time and just stick with the basic skin care – a gentle bar of soap. Gift her with one that is not just any soap but also effective to remove skin problems like acne, pimple marks, warts, and other imperfections. Tried and tested by the Japanese – Kojic Acid Soap is a perfect example, and so are the likes of Rice, Oatmeal, Gluthatione, & Papaya Soaps.
The fame of K-beauty is due to its emphasis on skin care. From the simplest sheet mask to the more sophisticated serum and oils. The goal is to have clear, smooth and fair skin. And who doesn’t like that?!
Mothers don’t need to travel in order to have these must-haves, these are essential items in any working mom. Commuting can bring so much stress to our dear momsies especially in dealing with Manila traffic. Bag organisers or cosmetic bags are very practical and so is eye cooling mask. Relaxes tired eyes from a day’s work or trip.
Koreans also came out with cute, fashionable and most importantly – affordable coin purses/wallet. Moms know first and foremost how to save every peso coin. Giving her a purse will be of greatest use for her and she will surely be delighted.
My favorite theme to make in my shop is a Disney inspired customized treat. I made my first “Disney” custom cake which was for my daughter’s birthday, that was also the first time I applied some skills I learned from Wilton school of cake decorating. I finished their courses from basic sugar piping to the more advance fondant and gumpaste class. But, let’s go back to the treats… ofcourse, I didn’t begin as a pro, we all have to start somewhere and that means being an amateur. I was ambitious to create an edible slipper of Cinderella and handling fondant wasn’t that easy. Tropical climate plus high humidity make it more challenging. Yes, I successfully made one, but pardon the lack of photo for evidence. I must have carelessly deleted the photos from my old laptop.
So… I just have to show you my more recent creations. A favorite motif is Mickey Mouse, it’s commissioned a couple of times and even a wedding cake with Mickey and Minnie on it. And then, there’s Elsa and Anna, I was humming “Do you wanna build a snowman?” while finishing these sugar artworks. Plus, my daughter loves Frozen, too.
if you can dream it, you can do it.
Frozen cupcakes with edible images or toppers
when you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Recently, I began my interest on Calligraphy. I’ve always been fascinated with beautiful penmanship since the time I first learned how to write in cursive. Swirls and strokes, seem to be dancing gracefully across the paper. Script is my favorite style of handwriting.
So I purchased my tools on a local craft store and some online.
For pens or penbrushes there are famous brands like Zig (Kuretake), Copic, Tombow, Pentel and my favorite ones are mostly Japanese such as Pilot & Kuretake. Japan is renowned with their excellent craftsmanship and their calligraphy tools are the best for me.
I also collect journals and notebooks, a favorite of mine is from Moleskin their limited edition Le Petite Prince journal – so cute 🙂
With pointed pens, I still have a few, Japanese brand preppypens which is very affordable, then I got Noodler’s fountain pens with flexi nibs as a gift last Valentine. Other brands I got are Pelikano and Parker.
And with nibs and holders, I have to familiarize myself though. Sometimes I don’t like the idea of attaching nibs then dipping it into the ink every now and then. Arduous task, relaxing for some, for me maybe someday 😉
Here’s some photos of my modern calligraphy journey…
And so I continue to practice…. will post more pics next time.