Quick and Easy Gifts to Make

Hi There!

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 in my Craftsy pattern shop  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! 

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