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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Last Minute Mother's (Ladies) Day Gifts

OK, you still have a few days (and counting) to hand-make something wonderful for your mother, mother-in-law, daughters, friends, yourself for Mother's Day!
I've gathered some of my favs that are easy and impressive and they've all come from bloggers that I actually 'know' or communicate often with via blogs!
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Make a lasting bouquet of flowers; Going Sew Crazy has a tutorial!
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Make a fabric card, tutorial by Craft Apple
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Make an adorable Doll House pot holder designed by Nanette of Freda's Hive
(Yes, this is MY Doll House pot holder that sweet Nanette gave me!)
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Dottie from Apples Quilts and More shares a tutorial for a paper bag album
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Sherri of A Quilting Life has a great tutorial on a table topper or small wall quilt using 5" charms.
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Why not keep it easy?
Get your favorite lady a gift certificate to Jane's Fabrics?
Who wouldn't love (MORE) fabric??
or pick something special from
online quilt shop!
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I know you know someone who loves bags and totes! Stephanie's got instructions for a great one here at her Loft Creations!
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These two are super useful gifts that any quilter / seamstress would love. Karen of Sew Many Ways is a genius with gadgets!
Karen's Car Caddy is probably the most innovative sewing idea I've ever seen, and she shows you how to make it!
Another handy item is her renovated Home Depot apron.
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There is no better place to find creative tutorials than on quilter's blogs, thanks to all who write tutorials and share!!


Carla said...

Great ideas Mel. Thanks! I like the car caddy.

Micki said...

I am doing that pot holder...It is so cute!

Dawn said...

Thanks for the links Mel!! Great ideas.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Thank you and I mean thank you for all the links!

Sherri said...

Thanks so much, Mel...also, I hadn't seen the flowers in the first photo...and they are sooo cute! I'm going to have to add them to my list!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw what a sweet post Mel. Thanks for including me. Nothing beats a home made gift! Lovely things. I was just wondering about fabric flowers. We are on the same wave length! Thanks Mel.

dotti white said...

Mel--I love your collection of ideas. There were some great ones there that I had not seen before. And thanks for including me...I feel very privileged! Have a wonderful week!

Connie W said...

So many terrific things, wow!

desertskyquilts said...

Cute projects. Now if only I had a last-minute mother to give them to. =)

Hillary said...

Those are fantastic! Wish I'd seen them before Mother's Day! Hehe! Oh well I'm set for birthdays now! thanks