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Justalittlelemondrizzle Sun 23-Apr-17 19:44:27

So for my mums birthday last year I made her a very professional looking personalised word art frame containing all information about her life, birthday, marriage, kids, extended family, special dates and quotes etc. I spent a very long time making it. A year has passed and it is still on the floor in a spare bedroom. I have mentioned it throughout the year and she says she's going to put it up. She always says I have no imagination when it comes to presents so I made a real effort to make something imaginative and sentimental. It doesn't look crap. It looks like I bought it.
This birthday I just bought her a posh shampoo set and -a picture hanging kit- as I didn't see the point in wasting my time doing anything special after last time.

Aibu to be pissed off she hasn't done anything with it?

Aibu to be pissed off she hasn't put it up.

Italiangreyhound Sun 23-Apr-17 19:46:22


What a shame she doesn't appreciate it.

redshoeblueshoe Sun 23-Apr-17 19:56:03

It sounds lovely. I don't know how she can say you've got no imagination. wine

Justalittlelemondrizzle Sun 23-Apr-17 19:57:28

That's what I thought. Every time I mention it she looks at me as if I'm being unreasonable. I bet you anything if my brother had made it for her it would be pride of place above the fireplace in the living room for the world to see.

Justalittlelemondrizzle Sun 23-Apr-17 19:59:52

I made something similar for my auntie (mums sister) and uncle for Christmas. It was up in their living room on Boxing day.

Donthate Sun 23-Apr-17 20:03:26

Maybe it's not her thing. She could have hung it in a spare bedroom though if that's the case.

QueenMortificado Sun 23-Apr-17 20:04:38

it sounds like it's just not to her taste surely

These things are my nightmare, if someone gave me one I have no idea what I'd actually do with it. I certainly wouldn't hang it in pride of place so as not to offend someone.

Sounds like she'd just prefer the low key presents after all

JamAndBread Sun 23-Apr-17 20:05:54

I'm sorry your feelings are hurt.

Does she actually like that sort of thing though? Whether it looks shop bought or not wont help if she just isn't in to personalised prints or has really specific decor.

Justalittlelemondrizzle Sun 23-Apr-17 20:10:02

It's very understated. 10x8 black, white and grey writing in a white white frame. Very in keeping with her decor. She has 2 spare bedrooms and a study. I suggested the study would be a good place to hang it as I was aware she may not want all her personal info on show. I made one for myself which is in my kitchen, she was always complimenting it which is why I thought she'd like one.

dwpanxt Sun 23-Apr-17 20:12:26

Its probably not her idea of a present even if it was professionally made. Im not that keen on this type of word art currently in vogue.
I can appreciate the cleverness of putting words together but thats about it.I wouldn't have anywhere for it in my house I think.Although I might be a bit more sensitive and put it somewhere it would cause the least amount of annoyance to me.
Maybe she would have liked something for herself rather than the home? Something for a hobby or a treat she wouldnt buy herself.Or possibly just your time-to accompany her to see play or film or something she likes.
Next time ask her to make a list of things she likes so you can pick and choose.

JamAndBread Sun 23-Apr-17 20:12:32

Have you got a photo?

Justalittlelemondrizzle Sun 23-Apr-17 20:39:43

I would love post a photo of it as I was incredibly proud of it. But it contains personal info including my name eek!

Justalittlelemondrizzle Sun 23-Apr-17 20:44:50

dwpanxt - I've done that before, asked her to give me ideas of what she'd like but that's why she said I had no imagination.
The same birthday I also had my dd's make her a hand print mug at one of these paint a pot places. It's been in the cupboard unused ever since.
I don't know what I bother!

Justalittlelemondrizzle Sun 23-Apr-17 20:46:11

Don't know why* I bother. Damn phone!

SpreadYourHappiness Sun 23-Apr-17 20:49:16

I don't know about your mum, obviously, but I received something to put on the wall which I absolutely LOVE. This was a year and a half ago, at least, and it's still not up on the wall simply because I can't decide where I want it in relation to everything else.

I don't want to get it 'wrong' so to speak, so I just haven't put it up yet. Nothing personal, as as I say I really love it.

PurpleMinionMummy Sun 23-Apr-17 20:54:47

We've lived in our house for ages and still haven't put any of our pictures up. One is something someone bought me when we moved in, I love it. Just haven't got round to hanging anything blush

ilovechoc1987 Sun 23-Apr-17 23:13:17

I think it sounds lovely and I think she's very rude for not hanging it.
It that were my mum I'd probably make her another one that simply said 'ungrateful cow born-1955' grin

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