What a Pleasant Surprise

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This Christmas, my mom volunteers at our local elderly self-help center. She teaches elderlies how to make little puppy Christmas theme ornaments and decorations. The funny thing is I never knew my mom has this creative side. I know that she used to learn flower arrangements when she was a teenager before she jumped to the medical field. Big shift in career choice. I wish I can transition like that. Anyhow, so my mom came over to my house and gave my two girls the pups that she made. She made some ornaments for us to hang on our Christmas tree...


Then she handed her grand kids these adorable puppies in baskets and sleighs:





Notice that the two puppies in the baskets are the same color. It's because pink is my girls favorite color. I was surprised to find out that my mom can make these things. I don't have the knack for sewing or anything artsy. And I suppose this is her way of giving her grand kids "puppies" for Christmas since she knows that they've been dying for a pet dog.


8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh so cute! How clever your mother is to make these adorable puppies. And how wonderful she volunteers! These puppies are the best kind to have, no barking, no letting in and out the door, no puddles on the floor...

Ebie said...

These are so cute and very creative! And look aat their eyes, they are sparkle. I wish I can be gifted like mom.

Happy Holidays.

P.S. Thanks for the comment. I had sent you an email about the ham. I think some of the Filipino food brought to the pot luck could be lumpia (spring rolls), pancit (noodles) and maybe cassava cake (yucca pudding).

KN said...

How so thoughtful of your mom to volunteer and to make them pups for her grandchildren. I think homemade gifts are the best.

Jaiden said...

Those pups are so adorable! And it was made by your mom? Wow, she's good!! Lucky you to have an artistic mom.

Liz said...

Wow! She's really good at this. Those are beautiful!

Gratitude said...

OMGawd OMGawd OMGawd soooooooo cute! Can your mom share her skill with us? You cld teach us step by step via here, same as origami.

And your mom's da bomb! ^_^
+Ant+

Mei Teng said...

The two little dogs in baskets are so cute!

Rose Belle said...

@Cheryl - I told my girls that they have their pups after all and they gave me this funny look like "yeah right mom".

@Ebie - thanks for the cooking tip!

@KN - Homemade gifts are simply the best!

@Gratitude - I asked my mom and she said she would when she has time so let's see...

@Jaiden - I was surprised to discover my mom's hidden talent as well

@Mei Teng - They're my daughters favorite as well.