Mother of all vase covers

Yeah I was struggling to come up with a title for this little ripper. As you can guess this is a Mother’s Day gift (BTW happy MD this Sunday to all my bloggie and real world motherly friend types). After The Son saw it, she said "I want that one"…. and I said why *#$%  didn’t you say that a week ago. So I still have another to make for my other mother.*

Fabric_vase

The pattern is from Amy Butler’s "Sew-it Kit". I pretty much followed the pattern aside from the bit where I ran out of fabric for the strap and had to improvise with twill tape. Fabric: Lotta Jansdotter from the lovely Leslie (no I’m not pimping fabric for her, I just love buying from her). I ended up buying a vase to use with the cover, I think the intention is to use a jar. The "flowers" are knitting needles, not having any flowers available a quick improvise was needed.

Quite a nice little project, though as with a lot of Amy’s patterns, they look simple and clean but there are lots of little details in them! Deceptively detailed.

Fabric_vase_details

Song for the week? Goin’ vintage on you with Chaka Khan "I feel for you", holy crap a hit from 1984!

* An aside that cracks me up….When speaking to Ted I often say "where’s your brother from another mother" ie the cat. Funny? No? Well it makes me chuckle.

5 thoughts on “Mother of all vase covers

  1. Rachel says:

    “I Feel For You” brings me right back to the 7th grade. We’d go rollerskating on Saturday night. I remember couple skating to this song with a boy that had incredibly red hair and a mother that baked amazing treats.
    I’ve never really considered that my vases need a cover… but this looks very cool, Nic.

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