Mother's Day Collection
With Mother’s Day approaching next weekend, I wanted to offer something special in my shop to honor the moms in our lives.
In November and February, I offered surprise curated bundles of fabric, and these were a big hit with my customers! There’s something fun and exciting to get fabric in the mail that’s a total surprise; a true gift to yourself! In November, customers took a personality quiz, and I curated fabric bundles to match the personality traits. In February, I sold “Blind Dates with Fabric” bundles. I secretly wrapped curated fabric bundles but told you all the “personalities” of the fabric choices. Customers then could choose which “Blind Date” they wanted. That was a busy two weeks cutting fabric and fulfilling orders. Thank you!
My sister gave me the idea to pair tea with fabric as a bundle. That blossomed into adding a handcrafted mug to the set, along with coffee if preferred over tea. I contacted the local coffee shop in my town, Wall Street Coffee Company, to see if I could purchase coffee wholesale for the gift sets. Then, I contacted a potter in the area and ordered custom quilt mugs.
Willahollow Pottery is located in Perry, Ohio. A friend took me there for my birthday this past year to make our own mugs. Mike, the owner, is married to a quilter (lucky guy!), and he agreed to make custom mugs for me. He’s such a kind man, and it was a joy working with him on this project.
I pulled fabrics from various fabric lines I carry, and added those to this gift set as well. I wanted you to be able to choose which fabric you like, but there’s also an option to be surprised! I love choosing fabric for you 😊
Along with the gift set option, I also curated fabric bundles in honor of my mom and mother-in-law. My mom loves to garden and read, and I knew the Willow fabric collection would be where I’d start my bundle. I centered the bundle around the Cottage Favorite daisy fabric. My mom started me with my sewing by signing me up for 4H as a 10 year old. She also encouraged me to take my first quilting class when I was in college. She’s modeled sewing for me throughout my life by sewing baby clothes, Halloween costumes, and Christmas stockings. Her love, though, is cross-stitching. Her talent is amazing.
My mother-in-law’s fabric bundle is centered about the Lovebirds fabric. I love the sweet little birds in this fabric! They remind me of sitting on my mother-in-law’s porch and watching the smallest bird fly into the tiniest nest I’ve ever seen in one of their bushes. I always cherish our Sunday’s together at their house, especially in the summer when we can relax on the porch and watch the kids play. My mother-in-law is crafty herself, and puts together the best table spread and birthday party set-ups for our kids.
I’m so blessed to have these two women in my life, and I hope they feel especially honored this Mother’s Day.