Friday, February 04, 2011

Clothespin Apron and a Rice Bag

My mom read my blog and e-mailed me, telling me that she would love one of these for her birthday:

 When a mama gives you such a direct hint, you cannot under any circumstance ignore it! It is so hard for me to shop for her that I was thrilled to have a gift for her that I knew she was going to love. Cheating? So what!

I had some trouble with the pattern directions when I made mine, so I changed a few things on this one. I used the pattern pieces from the book One Yard Wonders, but instead of following their directions I just sewed it together using bias tape. I think this one looks so much better!

My mom loves roses and this fabric reminded me of her:) So pretty!

I had some left over fabric so I decided to make my mom a neck heating bag.

Every mom should have one of these! Seriously:)

Her birthday was the day after Christmas,
but I just realized that I never posted these.

Happy Birthday Mom! ;)

I am linking up with these fun parties.


Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

These are so cute! I'm sure your mom loved them!
Way to follow through on the hints! Every mom needs a daughter like that. ;)

Jenna said...

Great job! Although I think they both look super! Way to go on improvising. I have hard time with that. I'm very much by the book. If a recipe says 1 tsp, I get out a teaspoon and measure, I can't wing it!

Ginger said...

Cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Great gift idea, Amy. In fact, my mom would love a set of these, too! Mother's Day idea...

Anonymous said...

The apron turned out really well.

The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
~Jill Churchill