Let me start out by saying, I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day! Even though I am not a "mother", I am a daughter which makes this day special for me. Check out the Mother's Day card I made for my mother!
Is it not he cutest thing you have ever seen?! The flowers actually pull out of the pot so you can write your message on it.
I made one of these for Brad's mom as well. They both loved them! The next time I make this card and I going to put a magnet on the back so it can be put on the refrigerator.
I was remembering back to when I was a kid in school and we would make special presents for Mother's Day, and other holidays to take home to our parents. I remember making a pencil can in VBS using a can and contact paper...I thought it was the neatest thing ever! My mom still has a Christmas ornament I made in the first grade, and I remember every moment in making it. Well this Mother's Day I kind of felt that way. I worked all week long on these pot holders/hot pads for gifts this year.
These are so much fun to make and look so neat. And they are reversible, too! Flip them over and check it out.
I was determined I would not go buy more yarn to work on these, and I didn't. Although I was jones'n to! I did start experimenting with squares and changing colors and came up with something quite "funky".
I loved it! I could use even smaller pieces of scrappies from my stash. I have a collection of tiny balls of yarn about the size of a super ball that I do not throw out...they get wound up and stored together so I can use them in some way! I actually used a solid granny and just randomly changed colors throughout the square. I believe I crocheted ten rounds to complete one hot pad. I couldn't be more pleased!
I had to include this little picture of Phoebe. She had a blast running with the kids at my mom's on Mother's Day. I tried to get a good action picture of her but just couldn't get a good one, but I thought this was cute. You can see her smiling!