Guest Blog Post // Magical Memories and Mothers Day Gifts

Below Gill Towell founder of GillyMac Design appears as a Guest Blogger on Berkshire Mummies. Gill runs a Sewing, Patchwork and Tutoring business from her studio in Maidenhead and also educates nationally at the NEC.

When I look back on my childhood, some of the most precious memories I have are those of making gifts for my family. I always enjoyed craft and making things and most Sunday afternoons I could be found painting or gluing and crafting at the dining room table. My passion is textiles and creating items with fabric and recently I have been lucky enough to build a business around it.

For Mothers Day, there are so many things you can make with children and it really doesn’t need to be difficult. All Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunties and special ladies in your life will love these GillyMac Flower Bookmarks not just because they are great, but because they are handmade. You can use them for marking pages in reading books, cookery books, to hold papers together or if you add a magnet they would look great on a fridge holding a photograph.

Six-year-old Lara Mae came over to the Studio to make some bookmarks with me. We enjoyed an afternoon chatting, sewing and picking buttons. Lara said the best bits about this project were sewing around the fabric circle with a proper needle and choosing just the right buttons to make the flower centres.

The Flower Bookmarks take around 30 minutes to make and use easy to find materials. Click here for a downloadable pdf tutorial – it has picture led step by step instructions on how to make these great little gifts. GillyMac Flower Bookmarks are perfect projects for children 4-8 years of age with adult supervision. They will not only make a gift, they will make a memory. I hope you enjoy making them as much as Lara Mae and I did.

To find out more about GillyMac Designs click here: http://www.gillymacdesigns.com/

(Do ensure you are happy with the supplies and materials you are using to make the bookmarks and that they are suitable for any children using / playing with the bookmark and equipment used to make them. Adult supervision is required at all times).

*I was not paid to share this post. I invited Gill Towell to be a Guest Blogger. Click here to view the Berkshire Mummies disclaimer*.

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