As the mom of two toddling boys, I don’t always (okay, never) have time to focus on how I look. With Mother’s Day on the horizon, I’ve naturally been thinking about myself a lot lately—hey, it’s my only chance! And I’ve determined that this year I will focus on looking good for once! When I say good, I don’t just mean showered, although that sounds pretty wonderful. I mean… creative, interesting, funky, head-turning. Just for a day.

I’m guessing you know someone in a similar situation. So why not make a handcrafted unique gift for the mom in your life this year, something wearable that she can show off and that gives her a little extra flare. Who wouldn’t be more appreciative, right? And who isn’t more deserving? You’ll have so much fun making her feel loved, beautiful, youthful, individual, and all those other things that sometimes get neglected when she’s busy being mom.

I will help you! I have chosen some of my favorite wearables (totes do count) from a selection of Lark Books. Yes, I’ll be sharing this blog link with my husband—he could always hire someone to knit me that gorgeous vest! And to his credit, he could totally pull off a wire necklace using some of his “shop” tools.

 These projects (from left to right, and top to bottom) are all part of Lark’s Spring Sale at BN.com.

1. Newkirk Intarsia Vest from Sock Yarn Studio. Page 134.

2. Bittersweet Necklace from Necklaceology. Page 99.

3. Springtime Francie Earrings from Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! Page 32.

4. Cages from Chains Chains Chains. Page 39.

5. Mod Boots from Mod Podge Rocks! Page 16.

6. Coffee-bag Tote from Eco Craft. Page 42.

7. Lake-Scene T-shirt from Making an Impression. Page 95.

8. Unrequited Love Recycled Belt from Steel Wire Jewelry. Page 105.

Go MAKE your mama proud!



One Response

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is excellent blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

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