Monday, April 26, 2010

Mothers Day Mania and a winner!

There’s not long to go now until us guys and gals in the southern hemisphere celebrate our Mothers :-)  Mothering Sunday falls on 9th May this year, and us girls from Among the Gum Trees have been excitedly preparing for this special week to offer you an abundance of ideas and inspiration… with bespoke-designed patterns and other yummy goodies to be shared on the ‘inspiration menu’!

Today I share with you my latest design entitled “To Mum with Love”…

To mum with love copyright

A vintage-inspired fabric envelope for the mum who (seemingly) has “everything”.  Just pop your card inside, a lace handkerchief or perhaps some scented sachets… It will even fit a pair of reading glasses.

If you pop on over to Among the Gum Trees you can download the pattern and read the poem I wrote for my very own dear Mum.  You are also very welcome to use the poem for your own personal use if you wish to do so :-) For ease, you can also download the pattern here.

Here’s a pic of my beautiful Mum, known to her family as “Gracie”.  I love her to bits!!

Vikkis mum no1 role model

Giveaway winner announced!

Wow ladies, I had such a fantastic response to my giveaway and I have had such fun visiting your blogs!  I never cease to be amazed at how much talent, kindness, humour, inspiration and eye-candy there is “out there”!  Thank you so much for your lovely and enthusiastic words about my project. I wish I had the time (and money for postage! LOL) to make hearts for each and every one of you!  I will have another giveaway with my Rosie’s Hearts pattern in a couple of month’s time… but on this occasion the winner of my giveaway is Cyndi from Bee Tree Designs.

Congratulations Cyndi!  Could you please send me your snail mail address so I can send your goodies on to you?  I will also be making you a personalised tag  :-)

I appreciate that Australian Homespun magazine is difficult to come by in many countries.  There is an international subscription available from Universal Magazines which you can check out here.  I hope that helps, but if any of you know a good place to purchase overseas please do let me know so I can pass on the word. :-)

I hope you get lots of inspiration from the Gum Tree Designers… remember, there’ll be something (actually, lots of things!) on the inspiration menu for the next seven days… 

Until the next time, happy creating!  Vikki x



Dawn said...

How gorgeously amazing....clever gal...I love it Vikki and will definately be making my Mum one.... I think you look so much like your mum.... so beautiful..
Thanks sweetness.
Hugs Dawn x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi, Vikki! Wow, do you ever look like your mum! You two could be sisters!

And thank you for that extraordinary pattern - what a neat idea! My mum and MIL have both passed away (mum in '94, DMIL in '97) but it would still be a neat gift for any special mother/grandmother/auntie, wouldn't it? Now to figure out WHERE TO BUY HANKIES!! It's all paper tissues (Kleenex) around here.

Gerda in Alberta, Canada


Hi, That looks beautiful. What a great gift for Mum to receive!
Lesley X

Cyndi said...

Vikki, that letter envelope is absolutely beautiful. What a clever idea. And I agree with everyone really do look like your mom. You are both lovely!!!!

Congratulations to my "sister chick" Cyndi for winning your give away. And thanks so much for offering such a generous and nice gift!


(but not the winner Cyndi!) LOL!!!

Allie said...

Congrats to Cyndi! Vikki I adore your design - how sweet. Thanks for the link to get Homespun - that's my favorite magazine!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Another stunningly gorgeous design Vik - your mum would be so proud of you.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne xx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Vikki, I am captivated by the absolute JOY in your mum's smile! She would be so proud of the woman and mother you have become. {{{hugs}}}

Deb said...

Gosh you look like your Mum Vikki. Both gorgeous women.
Love the idea of an antique style keepsake envelope, how beautiful.
Such a special gift for that special woman in everyone's lives.
hugs Deb

Vicki ♥ said...

I reckon your Mum would definately be very proud of you darling Vik :) I love your very sweet design too :) hugs
Vicki xoxoxoxo

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

wow, WOW! oh WOW!!!!! I never win anything and now I've won things twice in the last month. What a GREAT gift! Thank You THANK YOU!! A heart to hang in my sewing area and magazines from Down Under Heaven! I am almost speechless!(LOL!) Wish I had been at the computer yesterday, but what a great start to a rainy monday morning! Hugs to you! Cyndi

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a lovely project - such a sweet vintage inspired gift! Both my grandmothers used to love giving and receiving lace hankerchiefs - so much nicer than tissues!

Bronwyn Hayes said...

What a great idea for Mother's Day! Something to be cherished!
Looking forward to seeing you at the AQC in Melbourne.
Bronwyn ...

mom philippines said...

Today is intended to celebrate the efforts of our mothers and all of the mother figures in our lives, and I'm wishing all mothers and children a joyous day.



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