In the UK it was Mothers Day yesterday. It's always tricky to know what to get my mother and as my two girls are too young to get anything for my wife that responsibility falls to me as well. They're both good mothers though so I don't mind!
I decided to make something that they would both like. An apple bird feeder as they both enjoy watching the birds at their bird tables.
I started with some oak off cuts (from a job a few weeks ago, destined for the fire), I drew out the shape of an apple, and with my drawing skills this was no mean feat, then cut it out with the jig saw.
This was quite hard going as oak is never the easiest wood to cut. I had to spend quite a bit of time sanding it up afterwards. I then cut the top to a nice angle, added a bottom so they birds had somewhere to land.
I then drilled a hole either side for the bamboo skewer and a hole at the top for hanging it up.
I then gave them a coat of oil and hung them up to dry.
Hopefully the birds will be able to enjoy some of our old apples and we'll be able to enjoy watching them!
Both mothers seemed please with the gifts. Anyone else made a mothers day gift this year?