Saturday, August 22, 2009

What to give a seamstress

Last month for my birthday, my MIL sent me a gift that would truly please any seamstress:

It was all contained in this cute tin box by Moda, which is perfect for storing notions.


This matching cut of fabric has a sewing theme, with pincushions, scissors, and irons scattered about. I'm thinking it'll be perfect for a SM cover.


Also included were materials and instructions for making this tote bag. This is perfect for me because I'm a total "bag lady" - I have reusable bags stashed everywhere.

All of it's from my favorite store in Berkeley, CA - Stonemountain and Daughter!

17 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

That "is" a very nice gift....such a cute tin box and the bag looks great.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Great gift, great bag, and Happy Belated Birthday!

Paola said...

Beautiful gift! Happy late birthday

Little Hunting Creek said...

Happy birthday! Lucky you to have a MIL who shops at great stores. I love that tin

Nancy K said...

Happy Birthday! What a thoughtful gift. You are a very lucky sewer! My MIL has traveled all over the world and all we ever got were really ugly gifts. I think she must be color blind sometimes. Nothing she bought ever matched our home, and the fabrics she bought me were really pretty dreadful! I know, sour grapes, but she really does have dreadful taste. Your mil on the other hand, has great taste!

Handmade said...

That's a great bag - cool pressie!

meli88a said...

What sweet and thoughtful gifts! Happy birthday!

gwensews said...

What a great gift!

Jenaveve said...

You lucky girl! How gorgeous are these fabrics... and a matching tin. Now that really is a gift for a seamstress.

Happy birthday :)

Boracay beach resort said...

It is such a very beautiful bag. I hope to have same. LOL!!! Anyway, belated happy birthday!!!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

What a sweet gift! Everything is so cute.

Leslie said...

She got that at stonemountain?? It's unbelievably adorable. I will have to look for it next time I go.

rhymeswithspoon said...

What a lovely gift!

I'm sorry we weren't able to catch up last week but I'll be back in Seattle in a few months! (Yay!)

Cindy May said...

too cute. looks so sturdy. what "materials" to MAKE the bag were included?.....the fabric was your own?.....

Sew Passionista said...

Aren't you lucky to have such a nice MIL.I love it all!

Stephanie said...

I love that little suitcase. The fabric IS perfect for a sewing machine cover - that's exactly what I used (well, I used a charm pack and pieced it together) to make mine, and it never fails to put a smile on my face when I see it.

Love the bag too. :) Happy belated Birthday!

Tany said...

That's a very cool gift!