Mother's Day? Already?

Project – Felted Posy Bag (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Mercury, Wisteria, Currant, Water Chestnut, Royal Purple, Lemongrass, Leaf
Blogger – YoElizbo

Yikes. I looked at the calendar this weekend and realized that Mother's Day is only two weeks away. Panic.

You see in our family, we make gifts. And I don't know what I was thinking but Mother's Day sort of slipped my mind. And considering I spent the entire weekend driving over to Idaho and back with my mom, you'd think I would have been a little more checked in. Well, I am now. So the Lacy Top is on hold and I am knitting quickly and happily on a gift for the light of my life, my mom.

Luckily for me, my mom loves felted bags, and so last night I gathered together my next project, the Felted Posy Bag. Doesn't this just look like May and Mother's Day to you? And my mom LOVES any pretty bag she can slip a project into and take it along and I think this will be perfect, quick and super easy.

If you don't believe me, look what I whipped up last night in about an hour:

The first four flowers. Aren't they sweet? But be warned: these are addictive. Like popcorn, one is never enough. However, if you haven't got enough time to an entire purse, one of these flowers with a couple of felted leaves hot glued onto a broach pin would make a pretty handmade accessory or a fancy shawl pin. But I warn you, you won't want to stop at one, especially since Patons Classic Wool comes in so many pretty colors.

These flowers are cleverly designed. You rotate your knitting to get the petals. Yes, rotate your knitting. When I first read the instructions through, I was like "huh?!" But when I got to that point in the actual knitting, it makes perfect sense and as it turns out, gives you this total kick to give your knitting a whirl. You'll see what I mean if you try this project. And hopefully I've made you curious enough to try.

Anyhoo, I just love felted projects because gauge is never an issue and any mistakes just, well, felt away in the washing machine. And the Number 1 reason? Usually they are super fast to knit. So if you've never felted before, download the free Felted Posy Bag pattern and get knitting. Next week I'll got through my step by step process of never fails felting. And then, like me, you'll be set for Mother's Day.

So I have to ask, do you make gifts for Mother's Day? What do you like to make?



I love felting, and these flowers are adorable. Sure beats the petal-by-petal approach I did for a giant flower on a bag for my little niece. Another idea for the posies: add a ribbon and turn them into napkin rings - or just hot glue them to napkin rings. I'm totally downloading the pattern right now!

OOOH! Napkin rings! What a great idea. Or put it on a hair clip. Or . . . any other ideas????

I'm JEALOUS! I have wanted to make this bag for months! It's adorable. My mom is at the age where it is very difficult to get her gifts. What she doesn't have and wants she usually just gets for herself. Making mom something is a great idea. Thanks for bringing it up so late in the game...gads! What could I make her while still working on a big-o-afghan?! Flower usage ideas: curtain tie-backs or garland for the tops of your curtains (can't you just see that in a little girl's room - spoken from a mother of three boys...)

I just downloaded the pattern. I have never felted anything before, (on purpose). I can't wait to try this. Looks so cute. Mother's Day present...maybe not...maybe a happy me day present to myself...LOL

You'll love making it! It has turned out so darn cute. And so easy. A great first project for felting.

*gasp* must. make. napkin rings - immediately!