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Friday, 25 March 2011

Mother's Day 2011

As Mother's day draws upon us I have been trying to select famous quotes which best represents Motherhood. As a mother myself the bond I have with my daughter has grown stronger and stronger with each year. I am aware family models are ever changing and hopefully I have reflected this well with the following quotes ENJOY

Happy Mother's Day.

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

Now that... my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and to keep a family together. The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations. Thank you! ~Forest Houtenschil

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~Author Unknown

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey

Enjoy your day Mother's and for those wanting to purchase some last minute bits for mum look no further we have selected two Wandsworth businesses.

The Flower Sanctuary

Balham, SW12

This delightful independent store opened early this year and can be considered one of South London's secrets.The designs at the flower sanctuary are individually created for you and for any occassion. They have a large variety of the finest fresh seasonal flowers, foliages and potted plants. A same day delivery service is offered if ordered by 3.00pm locally and nationally.The Flower Sanctuary should be considered this Mother's day their wonderful selection of gifts not to mention the fresh cakes and cupcakes from The Cake Embassy would make a wonderful treat guaranteed to put a smile on any mother's face. I found Lisa the owner to be extremely knowledgeable and friendly who is keen to meet the needs her customers and local community. Lisa has future floral and cake decorating workshops planned including workshop activities for children aged 8+, which is what we love to hear! We will keep you posted on the Flower Sanctuary workshop schedule.

The Flower Sanctuary
8 Hildreth Street, Balham, London,
SW12 9RQ
0208 675 3799
Battersea, SW11

Model wearing a bespoke Image on Eco Bag.
Image Courtesy of Edgewear.UK

 Freelance Artist/ Photographer Michael Mapp brought to the attention of the public in his Exhibition 'Unseen' at Acquire Arts Battersea, the artist's handmade gems needs as much publicity as possible and why not support the Handmade and Craft Industry by promoting key gifts for Mother's day.

Edgewear.UK established in 2005 pushes the boundaries of vinyl plastic onto Cotton, Canvas or Glass. The uniqueness stems from the artists technique, and processes. The images are captured through photography which is transfered to vinyl through a plotting technique. The independent artist skillfully handpicks each item playing close attention to likenesses of the original photographic image which can take up to three hours or more dependent on the detail and number of colours.

Father and Daughter
on a 16" linen cushion
 The processes applied to each article turns a photographic experience into an extrodinary skillfully crafted piece of Bespoke Art.
Edgewear.UK is suitable for all occassions Mother's day, Birthday's,Weddings, Christenings, Fundraising and Events.

Edgewear.UK has a little something for everyone including one off pieces which the artist is happy to promote through CreativeHappen London with 10% off when mentioning this code CH-001. I have been advised the last dates for orders for Mother's Day purchases is Wednesday 30th March 2011 5pm so hurry!

Edgewear.UK Battersea Power Station.
 two colour image on contemporary Directors Chair. 

Edgewear.UK Colliers Sewing Machine Cira 1887.
 A4 image Two colour, black and metallic gold 
on a 16" inch fine linen cushion  rrp £150

Please contact the artist for further details
Colestown Street,
Artist Michael Mapp  +447950 581 981


  1. I will defo be checkin' out the flower sounds bliss. My pals just got engaged so I may drag her along well for cup cakes at least.

  2. IAmsassychic send my regards to the owner Lisa.