It’s Mother’s Day this weekend (at least it is here in the US). So, in celebration of mothers generally, I want to talk about my mother in particular, and promote her amazing business for two reasons:
- She’s insanely talented, and I legit think that you guys would love her work.
- She would never in a million years think about self-promotion, so I’m going to do it for her. (Sorry Mom. I know this is going to make you self-concious, but I’m going to brag about you for a little bit.)
My mom, apart from being the one who taught me how to knit, is a fantastic seamstress (sewer?) and an insanely talented illustrator. A few years back she took early retirement, and opened up an Etsy store, Paper or Threads.
She makes bags.
Amazing knitting project bags.
But she doesn’t just make bags. Oh no- that would be too easy. She designs her own fabric for them.
She’s got big bags and little bags. Bags with zips and bags with drawstrings. And, I know this sounds like I’m just shilling, but I swear to god, they’re the nicest project bags I own. They’re made from really quality cotton fabric (that feature her own original designs… I can’t emphasize that enough), and they’re all fully-lined (which means you won’t run into any annoying fraying edges to tangle up your yarn) and last for years and years.
She’s got designs for everyone- from kitchy gnomes to adorable farm animals to classy all-over prints. (I’m a big fan of the gnomes myself.)
Imagine a dress made of sloths! Or a quilt covered in socks!
Fair warning- I’ve been trying to get Mom to increase her prices for a while (because she seriously undercharges for her amazing bags), so if you want to grab a bag or two (and you should), head over to her Etsy store soon!
(ALSO! She makes kids’ clothes with her designs, too. They’re too stinking cute. Definitely check them out.)
(Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!)