This year I decided to make Mother’s Day presents for my Mom and my Oma. In years past I have racked my brain on what to buy them for this occasion and admittedly it has been difficult, some gifts have been better than others. So I decided to go handmade this year. Since I am now working full time, my afternoon craft time has disappeared. I have mourned this loss considerably, but I have found that if I am intentional with my time after the girls are in bed, I can get loads of crafting done.
So in the evenings, which thankfully stay lighter longer these days, I made these gifts. And it was wonderful.
This peg bag is for my Mom. She loves to do laundry and to hang it outside on the clothes line. At first I thought I was going a little overboard with the pretty fabric and the eyelet trim, but what the heck. Why shouldn’t everyday useful objects be pretty? The pattern for the peg bag can be found here.
These crochet coasters are for my Oma. Pretty, floral, crochet coasters for her to set her coffee cup on. The pattern for these can be found in this book.