I know that Mothers day was a week and a day ago, but I made such sweet things for the Mothers in my life that I just HAD to show them off. Even if it is late. 🙂
My first gift is a little sad. One of my friend’s Mom passed away a few weeks ago. I was so lost about what to give a grieving friend, especially when I was hurting from losing someone that had shaped my life in my younger years.
I remembered hearing someone say that she had been given a handkerchief when her husband passed away, and I felt like that would be a thoughtful gift for my friend. Forget Me Nots were, of course, one of the first flowers that came to my mind.
This was the first time in over 10 years that I have embroidered anything. It was such a healing process. With every stitch I thought of the love I have for my friend and the memories of her and her mother.
My next gift was for my best friend in the world. We had babies around the same time and it has been a blessing to have someone to talk to and share advice, frustrations, confusions, and joys. (Of course, sometimes we just vent).
I added a boarder to these adorable flour towels that I got at Target for $4! I copied a Pinterest photo, and had to do a little guess work to make this happen. I made a Blanket Stitch around the border of the towel. Then using my size F hook, I made a double crochet four times in one of the blanket stitches, and a single crochet in the next stitch. I made the whole pattern that way. It was very easy, and it turned out very cute!
The last gift was a joint-effort. My son and I made them for my sweet Mom and my amazing Mother in law.
Michaels was having a sale on canvas; buy 3 for the price of 1! That is why this whole craft even came to be. I bought painters tape, 4 different colors of paint, paint brushes, and the canvas. I went home with my little cutie and I taped out the word LOVE (as you see). I put different dots of different colored paint all over the canvas and let my little artist go to town. At first he used the brushes, but by the end he decided that walking on the canvases was more exciting. It turned out to be really fun, and hopefully it made the sweet grandmas feel a lot of love from my little boy and me.