I began for myself but as the steps added up, I started thinking of my mom.

I don’t remember when was the last time I bought her a bag, a scarf or clothes…

My mom always said that she didn’t need anything and I was silly enough to believe that.

There are very few things I’ve given my mom in the past decade. I wish I knew that I would live abroad and I wouldn’t be able to meet her often.

Now I am a mother of three girls and whenever my girls ask me what I want for Christmas, for birthday or for anniversary, my answer is always anything handmade. I don’t want my girls spend their allowances for the products you can buy anywhere any time.

I want my girls to give me their time because it’s getting hard to give and receive as we get old.

I am happy that I can give something handmade to my mom that I know she will love it!












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100% Wool Felt from Taylored Expressions

Liberty fabric from Ava and Neve

Yarn dyed fabric from Lecien Fabrics

Soft and Stable from By Annie

Aurifil 12wt 5022

Brown canvas fabric from Dailylike Canada



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  1. She will love it – of course she will. A mother loves anything made especially for her by a son or daughter and will keep it and love it for years to come. This bag is beautiful Minki.

    1. My mom keeps all kinds of things I made. She still has my very first apron that I made in middle school. I am collecting my girls drawings too. 🙂
      Thank you Ann! xoxo

  2. Gosh Minki, this bag is beautiful!!! Your handwork is always spot on!! Your mother will love it…who wouldn’t love it?!!! Hand made is always the best kind of gift to receive and give I think. Something that comes from the heart.

    1. Thanks!! always so kind of you! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!

  3. Of course your mother will love this bag!!!! Knowing there is love sewn into every stitch plus the beautiful design, this is the perfect gift!

    1. Thank you Susan! My mom always worries me that too much sewing is not good for my health. haha.

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