Saturday, May 9, 2009

For my Halloween Mommy....

Yes, that's right, I have a Halloween Mommy! Out of all the days in the year, she gave birth to me on Halloween! "Ahhh, no wonder!" you exclaim... :) What a special day that is for the both of us as it rolls around each year. Mom brought me into her creative world and introduced me to the arts, nurturing my imagination and allowing me to express my talents. I feel very fortunate to have had an artistic upbringing, inspired by my mom's love to craft and share her handmade treasures with others. It's interesting to reflect back and see how I've gathered all of these favorite things into one big happy and creative bundle! Thank you mom for inspiring me to do what I love to do... I am so happy to have found my niche thanks to you :)......
Love,
Johanna

Black-Cat-Cup
* Something new!... And the first one goes to Mom as a gift of gratitude!

Black-Cat-Cup-open
* Oh take a look! It opens, and inside she will find an itsy bitsy scroll. I'm calling these candy containers, "Kettle Cups" perfect to hide a little love note in or perhaps some Halloween jewels or candied sweets...

Moms-Note
* Unroll the teeny weeny scroll to find a special note for Mom.....

Cup-underside
* And the underside is signed with love....

Mom-&-Gift
{ That's my Mom pictured above - she's "Mom" to me, Kathy Parker to others..  She lives far far away from me up in Washington state ~ otherwise, I would have given this special gift to her in person and you'd see me in that photo too! }
* I surprised her with a box on Friday, and obviously, she couldn't resist in opening it! The phone rang later, and she was very excited to receive such a special gift. Mom's been collecting my Halloween folk art for several years now, so this little guy will look wonderful in her colonial home, amongst her collection of redware and Halloween collectibles!.. Enjoy Mom, you deserve it :)

PS... I've created a similar black cat kettle cup & just need to add the final touches... He'll be listed on eBay within a couple of days, so stay tuned!...

© 2009 Johanna Parker Design * Halloween Kettle Cup Cat photos are the property of Johanna Parker and may not be used without permission.

22 comments:

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wonderful post!

Designs By CK said...

FUN post Johanna & I see we got the Flickr pics up and running beautifully I might add!!!

Glad to help. (-*

Popping in to say hello & wish you a nice weekend!

Chris (-:

snippetgirl said...

That is simply magical! You were meant to be the princess of Halloween creations :). What a lovely story.
Thanks for sharing....oh, and that kettle cup is wonderful, of course!!

Halloween Fanatic said...

I want one-Lucky momma!!I hope she has a fabulous Mother's Day and it looks like it is off to a good start!!

Halloween Fanatic said...

Did not read that last part, I will have to get my bidding finger ready, on my new laptop of course!!!

Sweet William Primitives said...

Johanna, This is such a lovely story! So fun to be born on Halloween! Our first grandson missed it by just one day last October, but I still call him "boo"!(: And I just adore your "kettle kup"!~Kathy

Benedetta said...

What a special gift!! I love it!! And your mother is so beautiful, just like you.
Hugs,
Benedetta

Anonymous said...

Dear Johanna,
You are the most thoughtful daughter! You will never know the joy you brought to me on Friday afternoon when the UPS man knocked on my door and left your surprise box. I just about came unglued! Of course, I had to open it right away! I LOVE my Halloween kettle cup! And...your sweet message inside the adorable container just melted my heart. You have made my Mother's Day so very special! There is nothing like a handmade gift from the heart. Keep creating my Halloween daughter, your imagination never ceases to amaze me. Thank you, thank you.
Love and Hugs,
Halloween Mommy :)

vintagepaletteart said...

And what a lucky mom to have you as a daughter Johanna! Your gift to her is the best kind.......handmade with love! =o)

*Lori

Anonymous said...

Incredible gift! Your mother is so blessed!

Pam

Johanna Parker said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments. I'm happy this new little black cat kettle cup is getting such a favorable response! And I'm so pleased that mom approves..... Yay!.. I appreciate you ALL so much!

~ Johanna

Carolee said...

What a perfect Mother's day gift!! And what a sweet comment from your Mom - you're both equally blessed!!

~ Carolee

Tracy M. said...

I have a Halloween Mom too! Only she was born on Halloween and not me.

I love your little Kettle Cup.
Have a great day,
Tracy M.

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Oh how sweet of you to create such a wonderful gift and great post for your Mother!! She sounds terrific and we are all happy she made you into a little creative genius!!
Have a great Johanna!
Laurie

Prairie Primitives said...

Ahhhh, so that explains your fondness for all things Halloween! :-) Thanks for sharing your work with us! Hope to see you at H&V, if not before!

brandi milne said...

I love your creations - I've loved them for years!! Keep on keepin on!

Donna Pizzi said...

You should be a hand model, Johanna. I'd forgotten you were born on Halloween... No wonder it's such a SPECIAL day for you and you've created a whole world around it. I'll be writing about your special bond in the Christmas issue of Country Sampler, featuring yours and your mother crafts in her beautiful Colonial Home... Blessings and Happy Spring to you & your Halloween Mommy - Kathy Parker!

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Your hats are so beautiful and whimsical I adore them!

Kitty Forseth said...

What a sweet gift and pic of your Mom! (Hi Kathy)! Love what you made for her, I know it will be in good company with all of your other creations in Woodinville!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

What a charming blog you have!
I adore your Halloween decor.
I look forward to seeing the treasures you'll be creating in the future.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Anonymous said...

I just love all of your designs, they are so very retro.
You are lucky to have such a wonderful Mother, cherish your relationship and the time you have together.

Laume said...

Very sweet gift. My mom and I are the reverse, she's the one born on Halloween. She gave birth to me just a few weeks after Christmas. Ironically, she's the Christmas nut and I'm all about Halloween all year round.