I’ve just posted two quick and easy projects that would be perfect for Mother’s Day, any special occasion or for yourself!
The first one is a Fabric Flower Pin – it’s great for using up all those fabric scraps that you’ve been hanging on to. Makes a great accessory - pin it to a favorite Jacket, belt or purse and a great gift for Mom! You can find her awesome tute here.
The second one is truly a favorite of mine. It came about after weeks of searching for kitchen linens that I actually liked and that didn’t break the bank. After having very little success finding what I wanted – I decided to make my own! Duh!
The inspiration came from a post, by Desiree of the36thavenue.com, on how to doll up dollar store oven mits. You can find the tute here.
Then I decided I wanted to make a matching apron – although I wouldn’t consider myself to be Betty Crocker – I thought the idea of having something cute to wear while I toiled away in the kitchen; would make the process much more enjoyable – that, plus a glass of wine – and I’m good. J
Ok back to the apron – anyway after I made my pot holders I thought why not use a dish towel from the Dollar Store as the foundation for my apron. This towel was actually purchased at Dollar General for $2 but hey, still great bargain. I think using the towel is great for drying your hands and it makes me less weary of staining nice fabric – I also included a pocket to tuck my IPod into. So cute apron + wine + good music equals a great time in the kitchen to me!
Here's how mine came out. You can find my apron tutorial here.
After I made my apron, I thought hey – this would be great to make for my Mom. Not sure if she would wear it, but I’m sure she’ll still hang it in her kitchen with pride; as all us Mom’s love to display our kids creations with pride.
Here's the apron I made for Mom with matching mits. I hope she likes it.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms and Female Nurturer’s – your efforts are greatly appreciated!
Until next time, Happy Sewing!