Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Mum

(Mum and me, in 1981)

It's my beautiful Mum's birthday today. I wish I could have spent the day with her, only she's on the other side of the world, in England.
But I have spent the past week or so frantically making her a present, in every spare minute that I get. (There aren't too many of them these days....Little m has decided a 45 minute sleep twice a day is all he needs, thank you very much.)
I was pretty pleased with the final result. I made the bag using the "Melly & Me" Toffee Apple pattern, which is perfect for a summertime bag. It was a little bit fiddly to make, but the instructions were really clear. And I managed to sneak in a few bits of Moma Wonderland fabrics, I'm just totally in love with that range.

And I popped in a little make-up bag too...

The parcel arrived for her today. I hope you enjoy it, have a lovely day, Happy Birthday!


  1. A big, big thank you to the best daughter that a mother could have - LOVE the fabulous bag and purse, don't know how you make such beautiful things especially when you have little m to take care you loads xxxx

  2. Happy Birthday to your Mum!! What a fabulous bag!!!

  3. What a lovely present for you mom. I hope she had the best birthday ever. I am already missing my mom so very much and know hard hard it must be for you..but you will see her soon in November right?

  4. That is a great pressie!! I bet your Mum will love it & think of you everytime she uses it :)

    Love your blog too :)

  5. Hi there, Mary-Jane from sweet emmelie here, Just wondering if you received the dress in the mail. I sent it well over a month ago. I hope you have got it and it hasn't gone missing. Can you please let me know so I can look into it if it has.

    cheers M-J

    cute bag by the way, lucky Mum