Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Birthday - A Gift Idea for Mom

My cute mom had a birthday this past week.  It was fun to get together as a family and celebrate with her. As a family we met at a restaurant downtown and a funny thing happened, my Aunt Patti from Greece walked in as we were almost finished!  Random, right?  She was in town visiting her daughter and while she was here she was meeting up with some of her old mission companions at that same restaurant.  It was really nice to see her and be able to chat with her for a minute.

For mom's b-day this year I actually made something for her.  She is kinda hard to buy for, so I thought I would try something different and make something unique, just for her.  

Because I am lovin' this cathedral window pattern, I made her a table topper to go under her lamp.

Here's a close up.
I've also been eyeballing the oven mit tutorial over at the Idea Room for quite a while now, so I attempted to make some of those, and let me tell you, she makes this project look easy to make, but for a beginning sewer, it was not that easy.  I struggled with the bias binding and sewing on the trim/ribbon, man!  If anyone has any tricks they want to share that makes this look more "store-bought," let me know.  Anyway, here are the oven mits, but please, don't look too close.

I also made her a dishtowel with the same cathedral window pattern. Yep, I really like that pattern. 

Here's the completed gift.  I got the planter from Hobby lobby for $7.

Happy Birthday, Mom!  I love you and thank you for letting me talk your ear off everyday, several times a day.  You are so good to me and my kids. I don't know what I would do without you!


Paddy Cake said...

You do have a cute MOM and I am glad she has been a friend for almost fifty years! Your sewing is beautiful and so is your daughter! Keep up the great work.

DaNette said...

I'm loving the cathedral pattern too..I hope it's as easy as you say, I will have to look into it.
The oven mitts are cute are so fun, I love that it all matches.