Free, Last Minute Mothers Day Gift / Activity Idea

 

Free Craftsy Knitting Mini-Courses

No matter how much money you spend on your mom this Mother's Day, there is no gift that will surpass the gift of time.  So rather that kill this month's budget, consider spending a few hours with mom and together taking one or more of the free Craftsy mini-courses.  Craftsy mini-courses have the same great content that you've come to expect from Craftsy.com, but feature student-led discussions and are shorter in length than regular courses. They are a perfect way to learn new skills with your mom and to decide whether taking more courses together is a perfect excuse to spend more time with together in the future.

Top Free Mini-Courses

  • Know Your Wool: Do you wonder where your yarn comes from? Learn about different types of wool and the individual characteristics of each.

  • The Hand-Painted Cake: Elevate your cake with Erin Schaefgen's freehand painting techniques. Create beautiful and edible works of art with Erin's tips and tricks.

  • Creative Quilt Backs: Make the back of your quilt just as interesting as the front! Oh, Fransson! blog author Elizabeth Hartman walks you through everything you need to know to make beautiful quilt backs.

  • Modern Buttercream: Learn to use buttercream like a pro! Discover the tricks and tips to construct and create a beautifully finished buttercream cake.

  • Short Rows: Don't fall short because you find short rows intimidating! Learn four different techniques to creating short rows, and discover how they can make shaping a knitted garment a snap.

  • Sewing Machine 911: Give your sewing machine some TLC with the help of this free course. Learn to clean and maintain your sewing machine with tips and tricks taught in this class.

  • QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013: Not able to make it to Austin for the Modern Quilt Guild's inaugural QuiltCon? Watch some of our favorite lectures from the event, given by Heather Jones, Angela Walters, David and Amy Butler, Jacquie Gering, and Mary Fons.

Since my mom has been trying to get me to knit with her for years, I think we will spend this Mothers Day taking the Know Your Wool, Short Rows, and maybe even the Ins & Outs of Grafting.  And to refresh my knitting memory, I will probably try to squish in a Knit Lab: Projects, Patterns & Techniques class prior to Mother's Day so I won't completely embarrass myself .

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Personalized Photo Pillows for Mom

Personalized Photo Pillows

I can just imagine my mom's adorable white maltese, Sugar's face on a pillow!  How perfect a Mother's Day present is a personalized photo pillow.  I hate to admit it but I do think she would prefer a single “Sugar” pillow to 9 individual pillows all with her grandchildren's smiling faces.  Although as I was perusing the newest Shutterfly product offerings, I did notice both a Gallery Monogram pillow and a Collage Squares pillow that could easily solve the “too many pillows” conundrum.

The Details

  • Stylish home decor with personalized designs that make a perfect complement to your bed or sofa.
Gallery & Collage Photo Pillows

Gallery and collage photo pillows are perfect gifts for grannies and grandpas with lots and lots of “grandbabies”

  • Hidden zipper enclosure with a synthetic-filled insert included
  • Sizes include 16×16 and 18×18 inches
  • Finished with a black or ivory back
  • Machine-washable cover
  • Limited time special offer – Free Standard Shipping on orders $30+
  • Pricing starting at $34.99 each

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25% Off Treat Mother’s Day Cards

 Mother's Day Cards from Treat

OMG – Could this Mother's Day card be any cuter!!! Hurry, this promotion ends tomorrow, April 30th.

Mother's Day is almost here.

Whether you're looking for a card for your mom, your wife, grandmother, sisters, or in-laws, Treat has the card for you.

Their greeting cards are top-quality and you have 100% control of the content. They have 450+ Mother's Day designs to choose from, ranging from funny to sentimental. You add your own pictures and text to make them uniquely your style.

The Details
What: 25% Off Treat Mother's Day Cards
When: Now through 11:59pm PT April 30, 2013
Promo Code: TREATMOM25

Here are some of my favorite best-sellers:

Butterfly Trail Mothers Day Cards Whatever It Takes Funny Mothers Day Cards A Real Lot Funny Mothers Day Cards
Simple Memory Mothers Day Cards for your Wife Creatively Organized Mothers Day Cards for your Wife Never Too Old Mothers Day Cards

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PIP’s Pick — $10 Costume Sale

$10 Costume Sale

Today through  May 2, 2013 all clearance costumes & shoes are drastically reduced to $10  at Costume Express.  This is an unbelievable sale.  It is definitely worth the time to check out the discounted costumes and stock up not only for Halloween but for your year long costume wearing events.  Think elementary school productions, Memorial Day and 4th of July parades, and children's birthday parties.

Do you have a graduating high school senior leaving for college in the fall?  Many of the college mixers are themed costume parties so what better a gift than a fully stocked costume box. Costume Express $10 Clearance Sale Izzy's costume box includes  everything from Disney princess costumes to cute animal costumes to sassy angels and sizzling devil costumes.  Many costumes serve multiple purposes – for example the featured clowning around costume works great for a neon themed party as well as a Mardi Gras party.

Don't dawdle  – these costumes are flying off the shelf.

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