I opted to make some small clutches from the Bags: The Modern Classics book by Sue Kim. I really love the patterns from this book, and of the three patterns I have tried, each has come together pretty quickly and wonderfully.
This pattern is called the Glenda Clutch, and honestly, I need to sew one up for myself. This is just too cute of a pattern to pass up and it took me less than an hour to finish. I found a remnant of the mustard floral fabric at the local discount fabric store. I wish I could find more! It's a very lovely fabric. I haven't decided if I want to add buttons like the pattern suggests. I guess I have 24 hours to make that decision.
Halfway through purse making, I realized that I hadn't made anything with embroidery. I had bookmarked this DIY embroidered card link found over at How About Orange, and honestly, I didn't think that I would finish it as quickly as I did. The pattern comes from Miniature Rhino, who I have just recently become a huge fan of. Check out her shop, and her book, Stitched Gifts, and if you aren't a fan already, you will become one as quickly as I have.
I printed off the template, poked the holes, and got to stitching. I think it took around 30 minutes, so if you are reading this right now, and still want to make something for Mother's Day, this card is a quick and adorable addition to any gift.
Thank goodness these are finished. Now to get back to dissertation writing.
Hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day!
Until Next time.