Happy Mother’s Day to the Craftiest Mother I Know, Mine!

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Today I thought I would do a little shout out to my own crafty mom the incredibly talented, sassy as all get out and sweet as pie – Fredda Perkins! Hooray for mom. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, the woman is the crafty wind beneath my wings. I thought I would share some pictures of her crafty creations to give you a sampling of her awesomeness!

Let’s start with her latest obsession, robots. Be sure to stop by the Naughty Secretary Club booth at The Renegade Craft Fair next weekend. My mom is splitting the booth with me and you will have a chance to meet these little fellows in person.

Check out even more on mom’s flickr page. Wanna learn how to make your own robot? Check out my post on One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Robot.

Another passion of mom’s are mosaics. Shells, broken plates, tiles – you name it. Her backyard is like an art retreat.

Check out our blog post on how to make your own mosaic shell mirror. Also if the mood hits you take a stroll through my mosaics collection, most of which was made by my mother.

The accessories making gene runs thick and deep in my family. Over at Naughty Secretary Club my mom makes majority of the purses, all the belt buckles and even dabbles in jewelry. Lucky for me she also amazing at making baby clothes with her super stash of vintage fabrics.

Hope all you mom’s out there are having a wonderful day, I know I am. Now excuse me while I go hang out with my kiddlet and call my mom.

13 Responses to “Happy Mother’s Day to the Craftiest Mother I Know, Mine!”

  1. considerthelillies

    hooray for your mom! Those robots are great!!! And I get the biggest kick out of the midol necklace!! Me and my daughter are crafty too, both have etsy shops and blogs! It is fun to share that part of life together!

  2. Eugenia

    Okay, totally see the connection. Amazing mom.

    My only wish is that you both would do the California show. Eventually, I'll make it out to Austin. It's on my wish list.

    Happy Mother's Day

  3. Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club

    Considerthelillies – that is so nice that you are your daughter share similar passions. I swear I don't make a crafty move without calling my mother first.

    Eugenia – We would love to come to Cali to do a show. Renegade, Felt Club, Maker Faire – so many choices. It's hard to travel for shows because it is so pricey to ship all your stuff. I've done Renegade Twice and my

  4. janedean

    I didn't know she was your mom! I love looking at her photos on flickr! She's awesome 🙂 Happy Mother's Day!

  5. Fredda Perkins

    I am so flattered Jennifer. You are such a sweetie to feature my stuff. If it weren't for you, I would probably just sit at home and watch old Forensic File reruns. You know that you, Hope and now Tallulah are the lights of my life and I love you so much. Thanks to Janedean, Kellyann, Cindy, Eugenia and considerthe lillies for your sweet comments also.

  6. Alice Van-Weed

    happy mother's day to all mom's out there!
    i like the "scrap" turning into something else…i also used to collect scraps like this before…i lost my collections when i went to college..i think it went to the garage…got dumped…my collection 🙁

  7. kim

    Those robots are so amazing! What a great idea. Can't wait to hear more about the craft fair.

  8. Robin Brown Davis

    I'm a little late here with my comment, but I'd like to tell your mom: "Good job!".

    Jennifer, you are my favorite indie artist in this whole wide world! And that's, no doubt, because your mama raised you right. You are not only a talented artist, and precious and funny, but you have a work ethic not always seen in today's world.

    I enjoyed your


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