Monday, 6 May 2013

Quick gifts for Mother's Day

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A mother's heart is a patchwork of love.  ~Author Unknown

In many parts of the world, Mother's Day is this coming Sunday and there's no need to panic if you haven't got a gift for Mum or Grandma yet, we've come up with a list of quick and easy projects that Mums everywhere are sure to love. 

If you've got a young person in your house who wants to make a gift, then a few pieces of felt sewn together by small hands to make a journal is a really sweet item to give and receive this Mother's Day.  My daughter had a wonderful afternoon putting this together and although she ended up keeping this one for herself, I am wondering if the reason she keeps sneaking off to her room is to make another!  You can find the instructions here.
Can you and your Mum crochet?  We designed a crochet hook holder that's got the lovely detail of chevron with the practicality of keeping all of the treasured hooks together.  Our Chevron Crochet Hook Case was made with scraps of wool, so doesn't cost much to make, but looks wonderful and we're sure would by hugely appreciated by the lucky recipient.

If the person who has looked after you from your earliest beginnings now carries around a coffee cup rather than crying children, loads of washing, tissues for runny noses  (I could go on and on here, but I think you probably get my drift), then a colourful coffee cosy may be just the thing to bring a smile to her face.  This quick and easy pattern can be found here.

If your mum prefers tea to coffee, then knitting up a tea cosy is a lovely way of saying thanks this Mother's Day.  We've made a few cosies since we started blogging, and one of our favourites is our Button Rose Tea Cosy, but whatever you do, don't forget that mum would probably love you to make her a cup of tea as well...

Lastly, what about something to wear?  Louise made this lovely Misty Morning Cowl and Hat for our mum, who likes to go for early morning walks, and your mum could look super stylish not just in the mornings, but any time of day!

Happy Crafting

Deb and Louise

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  1. I love each and every one of these, but I think my favorite would be the tea pot cover! I have a great pattern for one of these, but have not gotten around to it!

    Thanks for dropping this off at the In and out of the Kitchen link party! I ca't wait to see what you come up with next week!

    Cynthia at

    1. Thanks for kind wordsd and for hosting such a inspiring link party Cynthia. We're really looking forward to the next one! Deb