Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day Crafting Frenzy

So, I have been trying to make gifts for people more and more, and Mother's Day was no exception. I wasn't around much last week in bloggerville because of some serious "sweat shop" style crafting, as I like to call it, in order to get these babies done....

I made check book covers for my mom, my mother-in-law, my favorite aunt and my cousin's wife, four fabulous women and mothers. You'll notice there are five, you see my four legged furry child, Sydney, needed a present for mommy, so I kept one too! ;)









I hope everyone liked their gifts!

I'll be honest, I'm not 100% comfortable with giving only a handmade gift yet, sometimes supplementing with a small store bought item as well. I think maybe this stems from lack of confidence in my work. Anyone else deal with this? Is it appropriate to give handmade items exclusively? I think it is, but I would love to hear other people's opinions!

Thanks for taking a look and I'll be back soon :)
~the Bird

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love how well the flowers compliment the fabrics. It was a must to keep one for yourself!!
    I am getting better about homemade gifts, but I have been almost apologetic in the past while people are opening them. One year I didn't wrap the few handmade things I gave and just gave them as informal extras. I am getting better though. Your checkbook covers are fabulous--you so should feel awesome giving those as gifts!

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  2. these are absolutely awesome.

    i have looked at them three times!

    as far as what you said about giving handmade gifts, i can relate and have done that before too. although i am pushing myself to stop that and just let myself and the things i create be enough!

    i mean, anyone can go out and buy something to give as a gift. but those beautiful covers you made are soooo lovely and totally unique from you! i would much rather have that than a store gift any day. <3

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  3. I love mine! You're such a clever girl!

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  4. just put a coffee giftcard in there too. but a hnadmade gift is plenty! these are so cute!!!
    xo
    b

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  5. Thank you all so much, you are all so nice!! You made me blush :P

    I feel so fortunate to have met so many wonderful folks out there through blogging, thank you again for all the nice words and for sharing your opinions!

    ~Ashley

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  6. Those are fabulous!! I always carry my checkbook just in case and I would love to carry it in one of those fabulous little guys!

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