I know the date varies in some countries, but Mother's Day is coming up here in America: May 10th, don't forget! In the past, my family would just go out to lunch and my sister and I would pay for our mom's meal and give her a card or something. It's never really been a big deal, but this is my first time to live very far from my mom, so I figured I would send her something special! Robert and I decided to take care of our presents and mail them out yesterday, just so they're not late.
I made a card out of felt. You may notice that it's incredibly similar to this card I made for my grandma back in February. I'm lazy like that! But I knew my mom would really love it, and I was going for simplicity anyway.
It's an incredibly easy thing to do. I just took a square of felt, folded it in half and did a simple stitch along the edge to make it like a card. Cut out some circles, some leaf shapes... I think I was going for a pansy-ish flower.
The inside! In the past I've tried sewing [thick] paper into the card so I could write on it, but this time I thought a big heart would be enough. I wrote a little note separately. A hand-sewn message would have been cute, but I don't have the patience for things like that. I haven't been doing much sewing lately, and I guess it's because I get so distracted from projects! I like things that take 30 minutes at most. Any longer than that and I'm likely to give up.
I also included a soap dish that I hand painted at the pottery studio... It wasn't pretty enough to show around here, but I bet my mom will like it! And hopefully I'll get better at painting so I can show off my skills!
Of course, this morning I saw some really beautiful cards made of felt on Paper*Cakes Finds... Perhaps one day my patience will expand and I can think about doing things like that! Ha!