Today my mom is the birthday girl and I hope she is enjoying every minute. I have great memories of my mom’s birthdays. Every year my dad baked my mom a cake from scratch. As I got older, I lent a hand in the kitchen and later took over the baking. I wish I could be with them today to give my mom a big old hug and kiss and eat some chocolate cake with a glass of champagne. No doubt they are having fun!
I love giving hand made gifts. Inspired by Sally and Autumn, I made my own version of the patchwork belt for my mom. Autumn has a nice tutorial on her site, but I made mine a little differently. My mom has a fondness for red, so I mixed it with some pink, green, black and white and came up with this.
I am very happy with the way it turned out – hope she likes it, too! I also made her a appliqued bird t-shirt complete with a swarovski crystal eye and more red thread.
Here’s to you mom!