Hope you are all enjoying yourselves! As the end of term is only a handful of sleeps away, I am turning my head this week to projects that might be fun to do in the holidays!! Hoorah!
This weekend’s project was a quick one, but one I REALLY love. I spent the majority weekend at Ma and Pa’s place relaxing and celebrating Pa’s business partner’s retirement. It was such a treat to get out of the city and relax by the beach. Ma also received her birthday present which was a hit. I was so pleased she liked it.
Before I realised that I was kind-of-not-awful at making things, I used to be the most awful gift giver. Truly, I sucked. Big time.
I never knew what to buy people. I wanted each and every gift to be the perfect mix of thoughtful and useful and I failed.
Every. Damn. Time.
They were too extravagant, or too understated, or too generic, or too… you get where I’m going with this.
To this day I still don’t know why I was so horrible at buying gifts. However, since I’ve started making my gifts, that feeling of hopelessness at what to give someone on their special occasion has vanished and each and every gift is a delight to give and hopefully the same to receive.
My beautiful Mother was the recipient of my latest gift and every year countless nights are spent agonising over what to give her. I know (and she says repeatedly) that she will love anything we get her but anything is not enough. I want to show her through my gifts that I appreciate everything she has done for me and everything that she still does. When we were shopping earlier in the year, she mentioned that she was looking for something to hang her jewellery off and instantly I knew what I was going to make her.
This weekend saw a lot of time dedicated to making a Quillow. Possibly one of the greatest things ever to be invented, a quilt that folds into a pillow (I know right? It’s amazing I tell you) is the most snuggly and treasured gift to give. Each one is a labour of love, but are so darn worth it. We call the ones in our house the ‘sleep makers’ because they are impossible to stay awake under… Impossible.