Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Handmade Gift


This is what I have made for my M.I.L's birthday tomorrow. All handmade by me: Pillowcase tote bag, pillowcase apron, herbal bath tea bags, crochet flower brooch.

The apron was inspired by this tutorial, but I ended up doing it a bit differently. The herbal bath tea bags were inspired by this tutorial, which was featured on the Muffins and More Tea Lovers Roundup, but I also made mine a bit differently to use the supplies I had. The pattern for the crochet flower and leaves can be found on Attic24, it's a great pattern, quick and easy to follow, and makes a great reserve gift to keep stashed away for when you need something with short notice. I've already got a few made up as reserves.

Now I have more reason to buy pillowcases, because I think the apron I made is so cute, and can't wait to make some for myself. They would make great peg aprons, or add more pockets (this one only had two) to make it a craft apron. I'm trying to justify spending the rest of the day sitting in front of the sewing machine instead of packing....sewing, packing, sewing, packing...I know which one I would rather be doing, but I also know which one I should be doing....I'll decide after I've had some lunch :)
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Megan said...

lovely handmade gifts! packing is a big job isn't it, especially with kids around!

Michelle said...

Handmade gifts mean so much more! I am sure your MIL will LOVE her beautiful gifts! Thanks for sharing!

Jingle said...

Beautiful! She will love them!!!!

fleur said...

Wow- lovely things you have made - (my birthday's coming up too) (hint)

Love the blog - glad I found you!


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