Allee Willis’ Kitsch’ O The Day – Mr. Mother’s Day Cup & Saucer Sculpture

Submitted by Allee Willis May 9th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

I love, love, love crafts projects, especially when they go awry, and this coffee cup with saucer collar is one of my favorites. That it says “Happy Mother’s Day” despite its unmistakable portraiture of a mustached, bow-tied man is just the tip of the kitsch iceberg! The glitter is gooped on with an overabundance of still visible glue. Mom is decidedly not dishwasher friendly. Precision was not on the side of the hand that shaped the facial features either, all of which are made of felt with excessively crooked edges. And the glitter on the handle nose makes it grossly uncomfortable to pick up, not that you would want to anyway as the saucer, should you be imbibing your Mother’s Day joe with Dad or any other human being, blocks your vision when tilted toward mouth.

I can only hope there’s an equally as lovely Father’s Day cup with mom’s face on it sitting somewhere on this lovely Mother’s Day.


2 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch’ O The Day – Mr. Mother’s Day Cup & Saucer Sculpture”

  1. denny

    This insane and quite fab too! Felt always brings back scary memories from elementary school. He’s missing an eyeball and his red lips are very groovy. I’ll have a cup of tea please.

  2. Derybur

    It brings back memories of my mom being a Cub Scout leader and making these with the troops in our back yard! lol What a great memory! Thanks! I forgot all about that one!