My mom sent me a really great package recently, and it included these two things:
A vintage apron from a thrift store. I love the scalloped hem, and whoever made it did a perfect job of applying the binding. The little circle pocket to echo the dotted fabric is adorable. Somehow my mom finds the best aprons at the thrift stores in Colorado Springs, CO; one of these days I'll have to do a post on my mini-collection of vintage aprons.
This chocolate brown knitted bag, it's the Everlasting Bagstopper from the Summer 2007 issue of Knitty. Made with hemp yarn, just like they recommend in the pattern! My mom is a great knitter; I know how to knit but my mom is really the master in our family. She is a patient but fast knitter while I'm exactly the opposite. This is the perfect gift for me as I am such a freak for resusable bags. You'll find fabric bags in nearly every corner of my house, and always one in my purse. I'm happy to have this knitted bag to add to the mix.