What a weekend I had! Just amazing!
It was my 3othe birthday this saterday (still trying to come to terms with the big 3 0 but whatever…) Because our recent move to the UK, my friends and family weren’t able to celebrate it with me, or so I thought! Fridaynight around 10pm, the doorbell rang and my parents were standing at the door! I was in a complete shock! Thank god they surprised me like that when I was still in my 20s, because I have no idea how my old heart would have coped otherwise 😆. It was just an amazing surprise! They stayed the whole weekend, brought a birthday meal with them, we talked the whole weekend, ate too much, drank too much and just had a blast. It was just so wonderfull to spend some extra time with them. This surprise was just the cherry on top of the cake, it just made me feel so loved by the people around me. I really felt special in a way… So thank you mom and dad for making my birthday unforgettable, and of course a thank you to my husband for being in on this conspiracy and congratulations for keeping it a secret all these months, I know it wasn’t easy for you 😄.
Well, today is my mom’s birthday (I will not disclose her age, I don’t want a reprimand later 😉), and because they were here this weekend, I was able to give my mom her birthday gift! I made this beautiful little handbag using this free pattern.
What is special about this bag, is that it is made from fabrics I found in my late grandmother’s sewing cabinet, her mother. She has been gone now for a long time, and I always hear my mom saying how much she misses her sometimes. How much she misses having her here to experience life with her, and just be able to phone her to ask for advice or just hear her voice again. And the older she gets, the more she misses her sometimes. She was very ill before she passed, so my mom alsways felt that her passing was a relief from my granny’s pain, but the more time goes by, the more the loss is felt in her life. And that is why I specifically used fabrics from my grandmother. The inner pocket is made from a very old silk scarf, the rest are remnants from the sewing closet. In a way, this bag is a gift from my grandma and myself to my mother. I hope she loves it as much as I do. And I hope it will keep her mother’s memory alive.
Happy birthday mom, I love you and I miss you….
Pattern: Buttercup bag – Made by Rae