This year I’m excited that we are at a school with a mother’s day stall! I was a bit surprised that there are now all of these catalogues where you can buy things for your stall. In my mind I had it that everyone made or brought something in from home to donate from their family. But times have changed……….mind you it’s been a while since I was actually a student at primary school. And I decided (with the other ladies on the committee) that it would be nice to have a few handmade items to donate to the stall. I settled on 3 but have now cut that down to 2 since the mug cosy tends to take a bit too long on my needles compared to the sewing projects. I see people on ravelry can whip one up in a night but I’m falling asleep after a couple of rows. I love this pattern by Interweave Knits because it covers the bottom of the mug so you don’t need a coaster.
So that leaves me with tissue covers and iPhone covers. I have to tell you that both of these projects are super addictive. I’m still trying to find the tissue cover pattern that I found a few years ago that just had 1 big piece of fabric and was a breeze to use but I won’t give up on finding it. For these covers I used the pattern here which has 4 pieces but I’m sure you could use one big long piece like this pattern.
And for the iPhone cover I settled on this easy pattern which was a breeze to whip up. I might try some cotton batting inside next time with a few rows of stitches. I’ll have a little play and see what I can come up with but the pattern is great and because you trace your own phone I’m thinking I could do a samsung/android phone size too for the stall.
If you get on to pinterest and put in handmade iphone cover or tablet covers there are lots of patterns to choose from. Thank you pinterest for making things so easy these days.
Anyway I’d love to hear what your quick craft is or how your mother’s day stall is run at your school? Do you have memories of taking in your money and picking something nice for your own mum when you were at school. I’m sure I always picked soap or pot pourri for mine. And if you need some inspiration for your mother’s day stall or craft stall for the school fair check out my pinterest board here. I had a lot of fun making it and have put up my hand to help with the school fair next year and see more craft to make and donate…………