Saturday, June 07, 2008

Acting Like A First Grader

You know how when your kids come home from school and they can't wait to show you there art work?  Well, that's a little how this posts goes...

I have been working on several projects.

This spring I signed up to participate in The Feathered Nest's Apron Swap, which has been a lot of fun. I used this swap as a challenge to make a new apron. I had bought this pattern months ago and was looking forward to trying it. It ended up being fairly easy and the picture below is the finished project.

Last month my friend Chel over at Chasing Contentment suggested a swap. She makes beautiful jewelry. She and I both have little girls, so we decided to swap jewelry and aprons for both us big girls and our little girls, which I thought was fun. Several months ago my Mom found this Mother/Daughter apron pattern and picked one up for me. 

Honestly, I thought that the pattern pictures were beautiful, but I had put off making them because the cover pictures looked complicated and difficult. I decided this Mother/Daughter swap was a great way to challenge myself.

I learned to never judge a pattern by it's cover!  These aprons were so very easy to put together (the hardest and most time consuming part was cutting out the fabric pieces!) I am so pleased with the way they turned out.

Here is the Mom apron:

 Here is the Daughter apron:

The fun things about these aprons (which I didn't realize until I had finished them) is that they are completely reversible!  So it's like two aprons in one!

Happy Saturday!


SB said...

gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. Oh how I wish I could sew. I can't sew my way out of a wet paper bag.


Anonymous said...

Totally want one. Is an apron necessary when all one does is order at drive-thrus?

meh said...

May I place an order with you? I find I have a need for a wedding present in the very near future.

Chel said...

Ok, those are beautiful!! I can hardly wait! :)

Michelle@Life with Three said...

They turned out beautiful! I especially like the style of the first one. I just started wearing an apron regularly while cooking and it's been the best thing. My clothes are spared -- because I tend to be a little messy in the kitchen. I wish I had thought to wear an apron about 10 years ago. I could have saved a lot of money on dry cleaning and laundry detergent!