This past weekend along with Mother's day was also my Birthday. It was a glorious weekend with breakfast made for me, a lunch and shopping date with my hubby and lots of homemade gifts and cards. Let me just say, "I felt Loved." I love receiving homemade gifts. It puts life into perspective. Reminds me of what is truly important.
I did some sewing on Friday before the weekend. Still working on the end of the year teacher gifts. I know! sew many! But really, I do stop making gifts once the kids are in High School, my time is running short. (sniff)
Recently I have stumbled upon several key fob and lanyard patterns. They are a wonderful idea for busy moms (or dads) on the go. Who doesn't need an extra hand? There are days when I could you several. Thinking that the key fobs and lanyard paired nicely with the pouches I have been making I set out to try my hand at making a few.
First the lanyard. I used this tutorial by Gen X Quilters. A very simple and straight forward tutorial that took me all of 15 minutes. It is a fairly good length for me, but I am of a smallish stature.
I then moved on to the key fob. There are literally hundreds of patterns and tutorials for lanyards and key chains. I chose this pattern at The Idea Room simply because I had all of the materials on hand.
I used these sweet planters the kids filled for me as my mother's day gifts as my background for the photos. How, I ask, could a mom not love that?