This Mother's Day is a little different than past ones for me. Because I've been student teaching the last 5 months and consequently have been unable to have a paying job for that time but still have to pay money out the wazoo to get licensed to teach, I am on a very strict budget. So for this Mother's Day, in order to save money AND give a thoughtful gift, I made the gifts I'm giving.
I made gifts for my mom and my boyfriend's mom. This is what they are getting:
MADE - one bright blue with polka dots, one off white knit stripe, and one green with floral print. None of these pictures do the fabric or colors any justice. I need to work on my photography skills.
My boyfriend's mom is getting this poppy corsage from the Grosgrain tutorial:
My reason for doing this is that every Mother's Day my boyfriend's mom only wanted a corsage so that everyone would know she's special. Well, given that she now lives several hundred miles away now, giving her a fresh corsage is rather difficult, so we made one that would never wilt.
MY mom gets this corsage, from the tutorial at V and Co.:
I was also going to make my mom a necklace like this but unfortunately the lace appliques that I ordered from Hong Kong have not yet made it to my doorstep. Considering I ordered them early last week, I am rather disappointed with this fact. But to be fair they do have a long way to travel. Luckily her birthday is in just a couple of weeks, so I can give it to her then instead. I'm also making one for myself because I like them so much.
Soon to come: making a make-up bag out of scraps tutorial, the aforementioned necklace, and possibly a tutorial on crocheting.