Is Mother’s Day really only a week away? What a sneaky holiday. Despair not, you still have time to DIY something original for Big Mama. Here are some fun looking tutes from the blogosphere to get you started. Don’t you love Jordan Ferney’s Paper Flower Corsages?
Handmade silhouette portraits would surely tug at Mom’s heart strings.
Did you ever meet a mom who didn’t need an apron? This Bari J. Tutorial looks very easy to follow.
Picture Mom’s initials in moss. What a sweet idea from Sherry Turley.
This Strippy Table Runner is guaranteed to make you Mom’s favorite.
Follow this easy Mother’s Day Liberty Scarf tutorial from the Purl Bee.
Dive into your stash to make Mom a cute Scrappy Potholder.
How about a snappy Library Tote for all the bookworm moms out there? Hollah!
Impress the socks off of your mom with a Crochet Hook Roll.
Are you short on time? Is your mom a DIY Diva herself? She would probably love a copy of Amanda Blake Soule’s Handmade Home.
Pip pip hooray! I’m giving away three yards of the lovely and ever-popular Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey. I am really happy with how my Sherbet Pip Bears turned out and wanted to share these cute fabrics with you. Think of all the fun things you could make with Girl in a Tree Swing, Scarf Stripe and Puppy Dog Tails.
Here’s the skinny. Enter for a chance to win by commenting on this post before 9am PST on Thursday 5/5. The winner will be chosen at random. Tell me about what you’d like to make with these cute pips. Why? Because I love reading your comments, thats why One entry per comment and one comment per person. Bonus: If you re-tweet, blog or post on Facebook linking back to my giveaway I will give you one additional entry. Just post another comment with the link.
I present to you the Duke and Duchess of Pippingtonshire. I followed the Peg Bear pattern from One-Yard Wonders and used fabrics from the Sherbet Pips collection. Fun and easy! This is the first time I’ve used plastic eyes for a project and now I’m going to put them on EVERYTHING. No exceptions. Pot holder? Plastic eyes! Toilet paper cozy? Plastic eyes!
Can you even stand the pink x belly button and the wee bowed legs? I cannot!
Check out more Peg Bears on Flickr
Thank you to everyone who commented, tweeted and posted on the One-Yard Wonders Giveaway! I really enjoyed reading about all of the creative things you’ve made. The winner was chosen at random this morning and the copy of One-Yard Wonders goes to Amber Barnes. She wrote:
“…the coolest thing Iâ€™ve made, thatâ€™s pretty tough since I make so many things. One thing that is coming to mind is when a good friend gave birth to her first baby I took a small hand towel and created a bathrobe for the new little girl. It also had the babyâ€™s first initial on it in ribbon.”
Please visit PeepThread next week for an announcement about a new giveaway. Thats right, you’ll have ANOTHER chance to win! Yippee!
The Stitch + Connect Project was launched by Zakka Nouveau last month to benefit Japan quake survivors. Satsuki of Zakka Nouveau wanted to help Japan and also celebrate our ability to come together in times of crisis. Profits from the sale of the benefit items (minus shipping + material costs) go towards a relief organization of the buyer’s choosing. I really like her designs and choice of fabrics. Satsuki is inspiring on several levels.
Satsuki describes herself as a nature-loving, kooky japanese-american girl who is ironically allergic to raw fish and sake.
Images from Zakka Nouveau
Read more about Stitch + Connect
Zakka Nouveau on Etsy
Adoring these new fabrics from Cloud9. The classy ladies at Cloud9 joined forces with Heather Moore of Skinny Laminx to produce this lovely series titled Cut Out & Keep. The patterns are based on Heather’s paper-cut designs.
Anna over at Noodlehead made some cute demo bags using fabrics from the collection. I’m tempted to buy her 241 bag pattern.
Images from Pink Chalk and Noodlehead
The collection debuted this month and Pink Chalk Studios is retailing them from $9 to $16.50/yd. All of Cloud9′s fabrics are made with 100% organic cotton.
Are you kidding me? The cuteness factor of these wings is off the charts. Eri over at Llevo el Invierno designed these wings for her daughter Emma (pictured). She was inspired by some bird costumes she had seen on Burdastyle.
Images from Llevo el Invierno
Does Stella need a pair of these? Yes. Will I probably make a pair for myself too? Yes. Will I wear them with tights and a leotard around my neighborhood for no particular reason? Count on it.
Check out Eri’s full post.