My crafty daughter made some gift wrap for my Mother's Day present that was so cool I have to share it. She folded a sheet of packing paper (that cheap, porous kind) into a little package and then simply dipped the corners in food coloring! She tried computer printing paper first, but said that didn't absorb the coloring enough.
Here's the tutorial she used: http://blog.landofnod.com/honest-to-nod/2011/07/things-to-make-tissue-paper-tie-dye.html
It reminded me of this fabric (above and below) that I dyed with a similar folding technique in a class about 17 years ago, but I like hers a lot better.
And look at what was in the paper -- a T-shirt from Goodwill that fits perfectly and is so true.
Then my son gave me a box of gourmet chocolates (also cheaper than a therapist) with this very artistic lid:
My son is far away and couldn't be with me for Mother's Day, but here's my daughter on the phone with him. Thank goddess for camera phones that let us share photos of us as we're talking. (She's babysitting the fluffy bunny for a friend.)
Doesn't get much better than this:
I hope the rest of you moms and daughters had a wonderful Mother's day.
Have a colorful day