Cute Stuff from Mom

Just wanted to show off some cute stuff from my mom. While both Mum and Pop are crafty and can therefore both take large amounts of credit for producing a family of crafty kids, mom is the one who taught me to sew. It was so long ago that I don’t even remember how old I was, but I do remember that when she taught me to use the sewing machine I was about eight. We went to the library and got a book of easy sewing projects, and the one we (I?) chose was a patchwork book bag. Which come to think of it is probably actually back in style again. Mental note: go find that thing.

: : Embroidered Rabbit Bib : :
a gift for Elliot when he was still in utero

: : Birthday Fabric : :
this was in my birthday package from mom and dad…one can never have too much Heather Ross Mendicino!

: : Who’s this little guy? : :

: : A turtle on the lamp from my nursery when I was a baby : :

Mom saved this even after we had grown too old for it. I’m so glad she did because now it’s in Elliot’s room. The little turtle turns to wind up a music box that plays “Lullaby.” He points to it every night before we put him in his crib. And, last but certainly not least:

: : Elliot’s Quilt : :

I don’t know if you can see it when you click on the photo, but she embroidered E’s name on the bottom left edge. Isn’t it beautiful?

Oh and I almost forgot…there will be a giveaway here this week. So check back. Ok, that’s all!

4 thoughts on “Cute Stuff from Mom

  1. Love the lamp! My mom saved my little brother’s lamp- the 3 bulbs on top are covered in big plastic balloons, and there’s a clown at the base. He LOVED that thing, and now it’s in the nursery at my parents house. My daughter carries it all over the house when she spends the night.

  2. I am lucky to have crafty genes too. My parents divorced when I was five and my brother was a year and a half. Day care wasn’t an option, so my mom took in sewing for people. She made most of our clothes. She would do alterations on clothes, but she would also make household things too, curtains, bedspreads, etc., and she got to be at home with us. She taught me how to sew and crochet. My first machine was a Fisher Price one with the snap on cartridge. Remember those? I remember that her mom used to knit and crochet. She’d make us these super funky granny square vests. Hey, it was the 70s! We never, ever had a store bought halloween costume. Ever. We’re all crafty, but we don’t necessarily share the same crafts.

    I am very lucky to have a family like this.

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