In honor of all things handmade! My mom told me this morning how much she loves an afghan that I hand knit for her birthday a few years ago. I have to admit I really loved making it for her and how it turned out. I used the pattern "Norwegian Fir," on of my favorite patterns ever. I scrambled to the end to get it done and in the mail, but it made it.
My mom is so good to me and has made me so many beautiful handmade items. From my smocked first communion dress to my beautiful graduation quilt (she had all my family members make squares for the back, incorporated my softball number, my favorite quote stitched so it looked like my handwriting!, a shamrock for luck and countless other of my favorite things!) And that is just the back of it- the front is too beautiful to describe with all kinds of fabulous fabrics and a gorgeous pattern. Let me tell you when it comes to knitting, sewing, painting pottery and any other of her countless crafts- my mom is a force to be reckoned with---- she makes absolutely beautiful things!! And she definetely instilled a love of all things handmade to me. I appreciate all her patience in teaching me things and turning her head to the mess so I could work on one of my various projects (that always looked like an explosion on the kitchen table or countertops by the time I was done)!
So long story short, the first five people to leave me a comment under this post for their favorite handmade gift or a special person that has made them beautiful things gets $10 towards a KAV Design purchase on my Etsy store--- www.kavdesigns.etsy.com