I come from a long line of crafty women. Perhaps it is the fact that my family hails from Seattle where sitting by the fire with a cup of coffee (I remember when Starbucks was only in Seattle!!) or tea and some handwork is compelling on dreary days. My grandmother was a sewist and knitter extraordinaire. My mother has been sewing her whole life. She has sewn countless curtains, quilts, clothing for herself and my brother and I along the way. She even sewed my wedding dress. Recently she has gotten into refurbishing old Singer sewing machines, one of which she gifted me a couple Christmas’ ago. (As an aside, she is also quite a potter and I have such fond memories of going to her craft fairs as a child and spending all the money she made with her sales on other handmade treats.) 🙂
In honor of this year’s Mother’s Day, I pulled out an antique quilted block I inherited from my grandmother and upcycled it into a bag for my mom. I used some fusible fleece to bulk it up a bit and Brandon Mably’s Babble fabric for the lining. I have packed it with some Clover Wonder clips that my Mama is sure to love and took pics with the Singer my mother refurbished.
Check out another gift I made for my Mama here:
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!