I know, I know, another print?! I’ve actually had “The World Smiled” art semi-done for a while but wanted to release it to commemorate my son’s second birthday. You know, some small way to thank the universe for giving me my Max.
Also thought it could be a Mother’s Day Gift from Tried & True to all the hard working mamas out there! You are absolutely amazing and an inspiration to everyone. So, on your special day, take some time to make a hot cup of tea, print out this free printable, and color your heart away as you remember the day you became a mother.
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Can you think of a better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a relaxing morning spent soaking your feet in a Ginger Green Tea Detox bath while eating spring rolls and drinking warm Jasmine green tea? Yeah, me neither. Keep reading to see how to achieve a high-end spa look with a low-cost budget courtesy of World Market!
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I’ve got the perfect, sweet little Mother’s Day gift for the favorite sewer in your life! If she’s anything like me, she always misplaces her tape measure and can never have too many pins. This project takes care of both of those and makes a super cute addition to her sewing desk as well. On to the tutorial…
Mother’s Day Sewing Matryoshka
- large wooden matroyoshka
- drill & drill bits
- tape measure (small enough to fit inside doll)
- hot glue gun and sticks
- paint & supplies
- fabric (4″ circle)
- felt (4″ circle)
- sewing needle and thread
- fluff (bought or recycled)
1. Measure and drill out holes for tape measure release button and tape. Feed the pull tab through the drilled slot, making sure to line up both openings so that the tape pulls out easily. (Note: this part is somewhat optional. If you aren’t comfortable around a drill or if you don’t have someone to do it for you (Thanks Jim!), you can always omit the tape measure part and just make your Sewing Matryoshka an enclosed pin cushion.)
2. Lay down an ample band of hot glue to keep the tape measure in place.
3. Paint the Sewing Matryoshka exterior.
4. Place your two 4″ fabric and felt circles together and loosely sew around the edges. Fill with fluff and pull on the ends of the thread to cinch shut. Tie threads to secure and place inside matryoshka.
5. Include some pretty pins and maybe a nice pattern or two and you’ve got yourself a pretty cute Mother’s Day gift!
There are still a few spots open for the Guest Poster positions while I’m on maternity leave. Doesn’t have to be much, just a single picture and a great recipe or super simple sewing project. Could be as easy as having me repost a tutorial from your blog archive. Contact me if interested!
This is my new favorite “Happy Birthday”, “Happy Mother’s Day”, “Happy Just Because Day” gift to make! The wonderful Megan Reardon, of Not Martha fame, wrote up a great tutorial last year for Holidash and while I thought the flower pin was beautiful, I’ve got to admit I was a bit worried about the time factor.
Not to worry, my fellow nap-time crafters! Since you’re gluing, the petals came together remarkably quickly and even though I decided to sew the petals to the back with my sewing machine, the whole project came together in about an hour. Which left a whole two hours for this exhausted pregnant lady to catch a few zzz’s!
So, whether it’s a “Happy Your Toddler Pooped on the Toilet Day” or “Happy You Did Not Kill Your Two Year Old Day”, I highly suggest you pop on over to check out a great tutorial for a great gift.
Here’s an extremely poorly taken picture in a very dirty mirror of the size of the pin, just in case you’re interested.