I would love to tell you that I gave my mama her Mother's Day gift on Mother's Day. But, I am not that cool. I just finished her gift right before we left for vacation. I wanted to be able to give it to her when we got there.
I have mentioned before about my love (and my mama's) for the local library. However, neither of us had an official library bag. A while back, Michael's mama gave me at least half a bolt of nice soft denim fabric and I immediately thought of all sorts of projects for it, including library bags.
I wanted to make one for my mama for Mother's Day, but I wanted to make it special so I had Lucy draw a picture for me to embroider on the bag.
I had this great blue fabric I decided to use for the lining, so I coordinated the embroidery threads with the colors in the fabric.
I used the same fabric for the tag with her name on it and attached it to the handle with some "yarn" I had leftover from a rug I made for Michael's mama three years ago!
Here are a few detail shots of the embroidery...
Lucy had fun helping create something for her Sitti and I love the special touch that her artwork added. My mama got a library bag and her granddaughter's artwork all rolled into one..definitely a win!
A couple of nights ago I noticed I had just enough of the lining fabric for another bag, so I started on one for myself! I am not going to embroider on mine, but I am trying to come up with a fun embellishment for it. Any ideas?