Valentine’s Mail

Even though I am all grown up now, a wife, and mother with two little girls, my mom still sends me the most special care packages for the different holidays.  She always sends us beautifully packaged boxes with thoughtful things for the whole family.  I SO look forward to these packages!  We received a Valentine’s Day box from her last week with lots of fun Valentine’s treats, decorations and gifts and I just wanted to share a couple handmade gifts with you.

For Christmas I gave Mom, Amy Butler’s new book, Style Stitches, in hopes of getting her back into sewing.  Well, I think it worked!!  Mom is now taking a quilting class and has been spending her nights and weekends at the sewing machine.  Above is a little purse that my mom made me from Amy Butler’s new book.

I love the coordinating broach that she added to the bag – it’s just the right touch and the color matches perfectly.

The inside has lots of fun little pockets for storing all sorts of things.  The lining is a striped fabric that coordinates with the outer two.

The back of the purse has this super-cute handle.  You can either carry it or slide it around your wrist.

And finally, I must toot mom’s horn a bit – look at those pleats and that stitching.  Total and complete perfection!  I was inspired to start sewing with all the memories of my mom sewing when we were growing up so I am thrilled that she has jumped back into this hobby.

In the same Valentine’s Day package she include these two matching play aprons for Savannah and Matilda.  The girls love that they have pockets for them to carry around all their treasures.

We also received another fun package from my Grandma Ethel this weekend with lots of fun things and Valentine’s treats for the girls.  Grandma Ethel works at a thrift store in her retirement community and saves me all sorts of treasures that she finds.

I love this vintage McCalls apron pattern – I definitely think I’m going to have to make myself one of this.  How stylish will I look sporting this around the house??  I think the tic-tac-toe pot holder is too cute!!

Here is about 1/3 of the vintage linens that she sent me – such great finds!

I’m really loving these two vintage baby bonnets.  Not quite sure what I’m going to do with them, but I’m sure I will find something.  Perhaps the girls will like them for their baby dolls when they get a little older.

Thanks for letting me share some of my goodies that I received from my family.  I hope your Valentine’s Day is filled with love, hugs and kisses. 
Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  1. Oh my gosh, Lindsay! LOVE every single one of your treasures! Your mom is quite talented and those vintage bonnets are incredible!!! Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too!


  2. That clutch purse is ADORABLE! Oh my goodness!! Will she make me one, too? Haha!!

  3. Seriously? Your grandma just sends you packages filled with vintage loveliness?? What a dream! Enjoy them!

  4. What fun gifts! Yes, you should make one of those aprons, so cute.

  5. What special packages!! I absolutely love them & love the bond that you have with your family! Thank you, for sharing… I hope my daughter will have fond memories of me sewing & want to carry the tradition along, as you do of your mother! Happy Valentine’s Day…

  6. My sweet mom sends care packages with hand-sewn goodies often, too, and it is something we all look forward to. What beautiful items, Lindsay. You and your mom are BOTH extremely talented!

  7. Oh my gosh. I’m not sure what to comment about first. I just LOVE it all and that purse is to die for. SUPER CUTE! Way to go Mom!

    Would you like to adopt a very nice older sister? 🙂 I come with 4 very nice looking boys and an adorable granddaughter. Would Mom like to adopt me too maybe? I’d love little goodie packages like that. You are SO lucky to have your Mom and that she’s such an awesome woman to think of you constantly while picking up all those goodies to send to you. Cherish her.

  8. That pleating is perfect! That is a goregous purse.

  9. Wowee, what a lovely, lovely gift! I am always impressed when people put so much creativity into a package for me.

  10. Oh, my!!! I have Valentine gift envy!! Perfect and lovely gifts.

  11. I love the idea of sending a package of goodies for special occasions! What a great idea for when my little princess is older.

  12. I love the thought of delivering the bundle regarding different goodies regarding special events! That of a strategy for when my little princess is actually more mature.