Monday, April 13, 2009

Mothers and Babies

I've been thinking about Mother's Day lately. (My three children -- Are you reading this??? :-)

Actually, I've been making a lot of things for mothers in the spirit of springtime. My next post will be about babies, so I'm definitely on a roll here -- First spring flowers (more to come), then mothers, then babies (wait till you see the triplets). Lot's of fertility in this blog (*_*)

I have my usual shawls, capelets, and cowls, but decided to design some new knitted and crocheted jewelry for the holiday.

Thinking about mothers reminded me of the time and effort we spend on our children. The returns are, of course, intangible and altruistic. So I thought maybe something literal would be appropriate. Hence --

A Medal for Mom...

I'd like to share my design process here in case you're curious and since this blog is a "trip inside the mind of a knitwear designer". I first crocheted a triangular motif in lace using 6-strand embroidery floss and a tiny crochet hook. Then I added a heading at the top and embroidered "MOM". After that came the cameo button, then the ribbons and antique lace, and finally a safety catch pin back -- and voila! -- a One of a Kind Gift for a One of a Kind Mom. I hope you like it!

You'll see many Mother's Day Gifts at my Etsy shop where you can sign on for my RSS and see updates as I add new items.


Pam said...

Love your new Mom Medal! Very pretty, and unique. All of your creations are wonderful!

KnittingGuru said...

Thanks so much Pam!
This medal was so much fun to design and make, I may have to come up with a whole series of medals!

Beth said...

I love it, Veena!!!! Perfect for the Mom in your life. Now, are my children listening??

KnittingGuru said...

Beth -

Ha! That's the question I'm asking!

I'm delighted that you like it. Maybe you could casually leave a photo of it lying around :-)