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Mothers Day 2015

Mothers Day here always brings mixed emotions.  I love being a Mum, revelling in being woken up with kisses and cuddles.  Showered with homemade and school made gifts, mixed with little trinkets they have bought from the school Mothers Day stall…….  Coffee cups, necklaces, pens and notepads have been among the delights so far, Bless them !  They are so excited as I open the presents…..  hang as they open the presents for me… saying I can help Mum !!

However there is always a part of me, that misses my Mum and the Mothers Days we spent together….. and what it would’ve been like had she met her grandchildren etc..  In my heart I know she is with all four and me, but it is a day that I still battle focusing on the fun, rather than the sadness.  Thank you Mum for everything.

As kids we used to get up early for the traditional toast and cuppa making, so Mum could have it in bed, and then we would go to my grandmothers to celebrate Mothers Day together.  My Mum would get excited to receive the “art” we had made at school, and still had a lot of it when we cleaned out the garage years later !!

It is not exactly how I planned to start this blog post on Mothers Day tutorials but it gives you a little insight of the person I am……..  Here are some great tutorials to make something for your Mum for Mothers Day – it is not too late…….  and HANDMADE IS ALWAYS FROM THE HEART…. <3

1.  Kylie from Little Moo Designs…. has put out a great tissue cover pattern for free !!  Such a gorgeous pattern for a stunning gift !

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2. This one is also from Kylie at Little Moo Designs ……  make a set of Oven Mitts and Hand Towel  “The Kitchen Essentials Pack” ….. Always handy and a VERY quick sew !

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3.  Jane at Want it, Need it, Quilt it has a great pattern for a small bob bag……  This is a great little bag for your little odds and ends !

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4.  The Inspired Home….. a great blog for ideas …….  has a great tutorial for the kids using handprints and footprints on Canvas…. so simple, yet so effective !

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5.  And have a look at these gorgeous Felt Dahlia Brooches  …… simply stunning !

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I hope these tutorials have given you lots of ideas to spoil your Mum this Mothers Day…..  Remember please to give her a hug and say “I Love you”  …. you never know how long you have with each other … treasure every moment .

Blessings

Leanne

 

 

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THE MAYA CLUTCH

The Maya Clutch Pattern is yet another beautiful, practical and easy-to-follow pattern by Little Moo Designs.

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I have been lucky enough to test all Little Moo Designs Patterns, and with this one Kylie has absolutely produced a stunning result.

The Maya Clutch Pattern has all the essential components of a fantastic pattern

  • easy to follow
  • great list of requirements to refer to easily
  • beautifully practical for a beginner-intermediate sewer
  • can be made with a variety of fabrics – have a look at www.littlemoodesigns.com, Kylie has used Cotton fabrics, Leather and Vinyl to create her fabulous Maya Clutches !!
  • and a STUNNING RESULT.

The Maya Clutch can be made with three variations:

  • no strap
  • wrist strap
  • shoulder strap (as shown in the photos)

This Gorgeous Maya Clutch has become my handbag for the past two weeks, and I have had numerous positive comments made about the design and the functionality.  It is the perfect clutch to fit your essentials in:

  • purse
  • car keys
  • diary / pen
  • phone

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Inside…….

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The back pocket of the Maya Clutch is large enough to fit a phone, pen or tissues in !

Thank you once again Kylie for your stunning talent in designing a gorgeous handbag !!  Very proud to show this one off !!

Leanne 🙂

PS.  This bag was created with Cloud 9 fabrics – aren’t they stunning too !!

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