Showing posts with label Gifts for Mother's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gifts for Mother's Day. Show all posts

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Simple Stretch Knit Scarf for Mother's Day

Creative Ideas:

The weather is finally getting a little cooler here in sunny Queensland. Time for the scarves to come out!

I picked up a gorgeous navy and white stretch knit scarf from Country Road a few weeks back…. but it was a little pricey for what it was.

So I thought surely I can make one myself! How hard can it be??

Seriously this is the simplest sewing project you will ever make! It will take you 30 seconds - requires no cutting or sewing.

So if you would like to try one, it's as simple as this:

Find great super fine stretch knit fabric at your local fabric store..... mine was reduced to $8m at my local Spotlight!

Depending how big you want your scarf to be will depend how much you buy - I bought 1.2m and the fabric was 1.4m wide.

Bring home the fabric in your hot little hand and simply give it a light stretch along each edge. This will just allow the cut edges to roll slightly so that the raw edge is hidden.

Wrap around your neck and out you go!

If you want to make a present for your mum for Mother's Day this weekend but aren't really into sewing this idea couldn't be easier!

Happy Mother's Day for Sunday to all the mums out there including my amazing mum. 

Happy creating.

Caity x

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Pretty Tulle 'Nanna' Coat Hangers


I'm still on holidays (bliss for me, I know) and while I did pack a fair bit of sewing to do I have found it really hard to pick up anything.

So this week I have another great SUPER easy project that you can make for under $3!!!

There is a little story to go with these coat hangers first. My grandmother, on my father's side, was blind. She only lost her sight later in her life, but my memory of her is of her having no vision.

Like many women of her time, she was amazing at embroidery, could crochet and knit like no tomorrow and loved to bake.

When she lost her sight I think she struggled for a long time until my granddad organised her to make these simple hangers. Needless to say every time we went to visit I could come home with some more coat hangers.

I still have a couple at home now - amazing purples, greens and pinks. 

They really are so simple to make I will keep the instructions basic.

What you will need:
  • wire coat hangers
  • tulle (0.6m per hanger)
  • ribbon, flower or something to decorate
  • scissors

1. Cut up all the tulle into strips of approx 2cm wide and 11cm or 4.5 inches long (if you don't have a ruler that's ok - just use the length of your iPhone like I did!!).

2. Start tying the tulle in simple single knots around the wire hanger until you have filled the hanger.

3. Attach ribbon or pretty flowers to the base of the hook and admire!

This is a great project for the kids to do (obviously you may need to cut up the tulle for them!). They are also really cheap to make. This is a breakdown of the costs to give you an idea:
  • 0.6m tulle per hanger = $2.1 ($3.50/m at Spotlight)
  • Wire hangers = 35c each ($3.50 for pack of 10 at Kmart) 
  • 50cm Ribbon for bows = 17.5c (35c meter at Spotlight)
Happy crafting!

Caity x

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Easy to Make Covered Notebook


Mother's Day is only a few days away now - if you are looking for a simple and personal gift to give your mum this project might just be for you.
It's so cute and I'm really pleased with the end result.
Wishing all the mums out there a lovely Mother's Day and I hope you get pampered as you will most definitely deserve!

Caity x

Monday, 23 April 2012

An Easy-to-Make yet Meaningful Gift for Mother’s Day

Creative Ideas:

There are lots of lovely gift ideas around for Mother’s Day, but many of them are not as personalised and meaningful as I think they could be. And, of course, because so many of us have EVERYTHING, I tried to think of something original that my recipient would actually want and would really enjoy.

I also wanted to make something that didn’t involve lots of sewing, craft or equipment…. and I came up with my “things that make me think nice thoughts about you” idea!

My grandmother is currently in need of some cheering up, so I did this one for her for Mother’s Day. It is basically a collection of words that describe the things that remind me of Gran, and covers some of my memories of her and me, her houses, habits and possessions.

All you need for this project is a little time, a computer and a printer! You could also purchase a frame to put your list into. It would give your present a nice finish.

Type up your words in whatever font you think looks nice. I just used the good old Times New Roman and it’s about 28 in size. To assist with the overall looks and readability, I bolded every second word and separated them with a full stop. I also justified the text. Then I added a little message down the bottom of the picture to say Happy Mother’s Day:


I think this gift idea is an entertaining and meaningful one for Mother’s Day (or any celebration really!). It’s also very easy and won’t cost much. I suppose it’s sort of a personalised poem with no structure and no rhyme!

I’m sure my grandmother is going to enjoy reading her list of “things that make me think nice thoughts about you” from me.

Happy making!