HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.
As some of you may have guessed l've been visiting my daughter. It's great being able to see her more often...of course l'm well grateful for phone calls but they just don't quite cut it.
l even enjoyed the (very) long drive to Adelaide and back....if it weren't for all the annoying roadworks along the way l might even be tempted to sign up for a truck license...haha!!
l hope you'll forgive me this post...it's not my best work, however stuff's coming down around here that l can't control and have no say in and that's making the world a bit shaky, so bloggings' been a bit of a struggle, however l really wanted to wish you wonderful ladies a fantastic Mothers Day.... Tomorrow let's have some fun and clink a glass to celebrate all our hard work.
l'm sure most of us enjoy recieving handmade gifts as they're usually tailor made specially to our taste and style. With that in mind l hoped you might enjoy this idea for Mothers Day.(Though l've left my run a bit late haven't l).
Vintage paper patterns were simply photocopied onto A4 paper, then cut, folded and pasted into envelopes. l figured the envelopes would be perfect to pop a card into, and l also made some notepaper you could use to p'raps write a note to your Mum. To to make the notepaper l reduced the image to 25% and photocopied this onto the top of the notepaper to make a " header."
The inspiration came from the envelopes below, but for me these 1950's dress patterns were right for my Mum as she was a young woman in the 50's and loves sewing and clothes.
Found this lovely sewing basket recently and thought it perfect for storing my old millinary flowers.
My daughter made this pretty tulle bag. There's an inner tulle pocket and an outer gathered layer of tulle . Wool lazy daisies were added for detail, then both the layers were gathered and sewn onto lucite handles.
This is the inside of the sewing basket, gorgeous hot pink fabric, still in great nick.
With one of my favouritest things:-))..... handmade doll by Linda Caroll.
Crochet detail on waffle weave towels. Vintage petite point brush and mirror set.
Shabby roses, carnival glass and crystal.
Found this lovely image from Rachel Ashwell's instagram site.
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Til next time.