This is what we’ve all even waiting for, the only day of the year where we can show our mothers that we actually do like them quite a bit. This day has a habit of sneaking up on me when I’m not expecting it, I’m always too busy worrying about birthdays and Christmas to remember I also have the task of getting gifts for this totally worthwhile day. Due to my tough life as a student I don’t actually have any money to spend on flowers and teddy bears for someone who already knows I love her. So due to my newly re-discovered interest in cross stitch I decided to make a gift. And although it’s a sneaky way of saving a bit of money, it takes a whole heap more time and effort than just popping to Thornton’s – not that I’m judging those who do, I’ve done it for the past 20 years. For once I actually had a clear idea of what I wanted to do, which is a huge jumpstart in the process. Every year as well as getting my mum a gift, I also get one for my gran, my gran is a fangirl for two things; cross stitch and Cath Kidston. This is where the idea came from, I found a cute little design for a Cath Kidston style tapestry on Pinterest and just adapted it slightly for a cross stitch piece. Because it was so fun to do I ended up finishing the piece in one night, so I decided to do more. I ended up making 3 in total, one for my gran, one for my mum, and one for my boyfriends mum, all in slightly different colours. Because they were round instead of wasting all the effort on a card I decided to make them into something longer lasting – coasters! Hope you like them.