28 August 2006

a somewhat belated but very heartfelt thank you gift



I finally got a little giftie made for Dora's mama, who gave me all the beautiful fabrics a while ago. It's a set of four placemats and a bread basket. The bread basket is based on one my mom has that my aunt brought her back from France. It's just a flat square, with ties to draw the sides up together. I used two of the fabrics that Dora's mama gave me, hoping that she wasn't sick of looking at those stripes after working with them for a season. Hopefully, it'll be a nice reminder of the work she did this year. (She's a pattern-maker, and the fabrics she gave me were the leftovers from this season. How lucky am I?!)



I even made a card to match the gift tags that I made a couple weeks ago. Feeling very coordinated. So thank you, thank you Dora's Mama, and hope you enjoy some stripey kitchen stuff!

So I caved in and called the cable company to get super-duper cable (we only had the basic-est of basic cable) so I could watch the US Open. And now not only do I have nearly round-the-clock coverage of the Open, I also get the Food Channel and Comedy Central. Such luxury may prove dangerous to the amount of crafting going on around here.

But it's late tonight, and things are looking very rocky for Andre Agassi, so I'm going to go to bed and try to dream a win for him. Then maybe when I wake up, it will have come true.

6 comments:

sally said...

That is the cutest bread basket ever! And matching placemats? Dora's mother is going to love it all! I'm loving your cards + gift tags, they are all so lovely!

Dora said...

My mom looooved the placemats and bread basket. She thought the ribbons on the basket were especially adorable. After she read the card, she asked me, "She likes fabric that much? We have so much!" So another weekend, when my mom isn't working on a fashion show, I will come back with another bag o' fabric for you.

P.S. I thought the wrapping was lovely.

hannah said...

oh my goodness, these are so good. and the cards? oh yes. yes, yes, yes!

sulu-design said...

The card is beautiful (as are the gift tags, which I saw for the first time today). What a nice thank-you gift!

joanna said...

Everything you make is so lovely! :)

BMT said...

I love the box idea...I think I might have to give it a try...