So, you've already seen the felt stationary wrap, and the super-cute tote, but there were a few other handmade goodies made for Mothers Day last weekend: This is the tote I made from Joelle's book, which I really enjoyed sewing. It was a nice size and came together pretty well. I am in love with the beautiful linen/cotton from Leslie that I used on the top. Inside I had a more lightweight pink and white check lining, so I decided that I'd interface it with some thrifted white flannelette sheet which gave the bag a really lovely soft feel, and made it a little less flimsy. I like my bags sturdy. This cute tote was sent to keep Audrey company on the trip up North.
Otherwise, all seemed to come out fine, except the one thing I always struggle with - and that is getting the lining to fit the exterior perfectly. I try to be careful with my cutting and seams, but I am always out just a little. Highly annoying I can tell you. I will get it one day!
And here's a little heat pack I made for Grandma. Again, lovely soft Japanese Corduroy I had leftover from Ellie's quilt top. I couldn't find any whole wheat kernel at last minute. I instead used cracked wheat - does anyone know if that is safe/will work just as well? And of course, those last minute gift cards got a workout.