mother’s day gifts

I have been wondering what to make with my stack of Suffolk Puffs

Stack of suffolk puffs - sewing room secrets

And, with Mother’s Day just around the corner, I really wanted to use them in a pretty way to make a gift for my Mum.  I had already purchased some delightful novelty pins from Teeny Tiny Vintage (trust me, her pins are even more gorgeous in real life!), but I wanted to give my Mum something else that I had made with my own two hands.


So ……  I began my usual ritual of ransacking my sewing room, trying to find inspiration from my stash of pretty fabrics, buttons, ribbons, lace and the like.


For a while, I drew a blank, but then ‘it’ happened.  You know that moment when you get a picture in your head of ‘it’ – the thing you want to make – and suddenly you become even more frantic in your search for that ‘perfect piece of fabric’.  “I’ll know it when I see it” says the voice in your head and, sure enough, the exact fabric you need turns up… eventually.


Amidst the mess that was once my tidy sewing room, I have managed to sew a cute wee zipper pouch and two lavender scented sachets.  All in all, I’m really happy with my efforts. All that’s left for me to do is to package it all up in a pretty ribbon, ready for Mother’s Day (after I’ve put my sewing room back together that is :))

Mother's day gifts from sewing room secrets

Mother's day gifts from sewing room secrets

Mother's day gifts from sewing room secrets

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! x


19 thoughts on “mother’s day gifts

  1. Guess what I’m going to do now after reading your post? Inspired to do Suffolk Puffs! Just love your colours. I stumbled upon your blog googling mother’s day gifts to sew … have made sure I follow you by signing up for email!

    • Hi Erica! Your comment really made me smile! In the ‘about’ section of this blog I mention that one of the reasons I started the blog was in the hope that others would be inspired to create lovely hand sewn things. So I’m delighted that you are going to make a start on some suffolk puffs! (Watch out, though, because they are addictive lol!).

      P.S. there may have been a problem with your registration to follow by email, as I can’t find your details on my admin pages. If you still want to follow future posts, you might want to try re-registering your email address. x

      • yes, absolutely! I have a whole chest full of fabrics (a lot of which my grandma gave me from her own collection!) but it’s so easy to spend a small fortune on more 🙂

  2. I came across a comment you made on the blog hop and was intrigued by your blog name so came over for a visit……glad I did! Such sweet little lavender sachets! I am now following you via facebook.
    Cath @ Bits ‘n Bobs

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