Monday, April 11, 2011

it all started with a little amy butler...

My mom is a quilter. 

That word tends to elicit visions of white hair, grandma glasses, terrible textiles, and dated patterns.

Allow me to clarify. My mom is what they call a modern quilter. 

What does that mean? 
No white hair, no glasses chained to the neck, and NO TERRIBLE TEXTILES!

Modern quilters use modern fabrics and modern designs. My mom works with the most gorgeous of gorgeous fabrics, and has turned me into a bit of a textile snob myself. I have found myself head over heels for Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Heather Bailey, Tanya Whelen, and the like.

Well, my wonderfully modern mom took on a pretty big project for the wedding. She decided to help me out, by taking care of all of the favors for the wedding party and the important gals in my life that I wanted to honor at the bridesmaids' dinner.

It all started with a little Amy Butler...
Soul Blossoms

Each gathered clutch was stuffed with tissues, Godiva chocolates, hand sanitizer, Bath & Body Works minty lip gloss, nail file, and mints. A little wedding day survival kit. 

Aren't they just darling?? 
I could not have been more pleased with how they turned out. The gals at the dinner just adored them as well! Good work, mom! Thank you!

To see a more comprehensive write-up for the gathered clutch process, check out my mom's blog here!

39 days until the wedding.

Happy crafting!



  1. It was pure joy!
    From a current quilter to a future one!

  2. What a GREAT idea! Love, love, love it.

  3. lovin your blog! You're so stinking busy as is, I'm not sure how you have time to do this too ;)
    Happy Monday sweet lady!

  4. Thanks for all of your support, gals!

    Amber- I had been thinking about starting a blog for a few months now. I love reading other people's blogs!! So I just decided to go for it! I think it will help me to stop and savor the sweet moments and remember the special memories of this crazy, busy season. :)