The Great Mother’s Day Weekend Update

You may recall my Mother’s Day plan to spend the entire weekend grounded to my craft room #groundedformothersday. I’d like to thank all of you who followed along with my progress from the craft room and cheered me on. While I wasn’t able to get everything on my list accomplished, I was able to churn out quite a few items.

Here’s a review of my project list:


Saturday, May 9, 9:00 AM CST I entered my craft room full of caffeine and ambition. My task at hand: The Laura Tote. Now, while I love this tote just as it is, I wanted to try my hand at my own version of the applique which is what really brings the personality to this piece. So, I chose to create an applique of my beautiful daughter. I found a picture of her that I liked, and sketched out the pieces until I came up with this:

applique pattern

About an hour later, I was ready to cut out my pattern and applique her cute little face onto my bag. 10 hours later, I had a finished, fully quilted, quite large tote bag that I’m very proud of.

The Laura Tote by Schlosser Designs and Iza Pearl Design


Lyssa bag
My take on the Laura Tote

Here’s a virtual tour of the bag in action.


Sunday, May 10th, Mother’s Day 2015, 10:30 AM CST I enter my craft room. Sunday’s project list was daunting considering I only finished one thing on Saturday. Sunday needed to be quantity without sacrificing quality. I decided to tackle the bento bag. I made two of these bags in the past, and I love them. The design of these bags is so unique and gives you a chance to use up all of those cute fat quarters you have lying around. I ended up going with some Moda Daysail fabric which I love. Anything nautical really, I can’t get enough. BUT, I had promised to make one for my friend, Tori. So, the solution was simple. Make two bags assembly line style. I can’t recall the name of the fabric I used for her bag, but I can tell you I bought it at Joann’s. If you know the name, please let me know in the comments so I can update the post. 🙂

Bento Box Bag by Pink Penguin
My take on the Bento Box Bag by Pink Penguin.

By the time I finished these two bags, I was feeling pretty good about how much I had accomplished in my marathon crafting session, but I was getting hungry and it was time for my wonderful husband to serve me my Mother’s Day dinner, cornbread stuffed chicken, mashed potatoes and corn. MMMmmm starchy.


I really wanted to finish at least one more project, so I decided to go with the Mega Credit Card wallet because, to be honest, my wallet is ripped and needs to be retired. I love the fabric used on the inspiration piece, so I wanted to be sure to put a lot of thought into my fabrics. Then I remembered this pretty ensemble I picked up from The Cloth Pocket at the Dallas Quilt Show.


How cool would it be to have a #rainbowtized wallet. I set to work cutting out strips to make the pockets while Medium played on Netflix in the background. The clock was ticking. Mother’s day was coming to an end. Finally, at 10:59 PM CST, I descended the stairs with a completed credit card wallet.

Mega Credit Card Wallet from Infarrantly Creative.
My take on the Mega Credit Card Wallet

And here’s a virtual tour of my fun new wallet.

I have to tell you, this was so fun for me. I really enjoyed the tutorials and patterns I followed. I look forward to tackling the one-hour weekend bag and finding out if it really only takes an hour. Rest assured I’ll let you know how it goes. Until then, I’m going to keep taking my new wallet out of my purse and flipping through the pages and stroking the fabric. I <3 handmade.


Hope you all got everything you wished for this mother’s day. What did you do?


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