I made an apron this week that turned out so feminine and beautiful.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
A friend of mine, NC Mama, celebrated her birthday this week. She is a tiny southern woman with a huge heart and a gift for hospitality.
She needed a La Vida Apron.
It's funny. I have spent the better part of three years making and giving away aprons in various styles and colors, but I don't have many myself. I have two that I use all year long. And I have a couple of seasonal ones I use at Thanksgiving and Valentines.
It's very rare when I make something I contemplate keeping.
This was the first.
I just loved the pale colors of pink and mint. And it's totally reversible. Here is the reverse side.
(Do you like the annoyed look on my face? I was trying to get my pint sized photographer to get a photo without all that crazy unkempt hair! However, her tiny hands cannot hold the heavy camera without shaking, so this in the only one that isn't blurry.)
I did make a mistake on the straps at the shoulders, but I was able to fix it without it looking too horrible. Although I did seriously contemplate starting over and keeping this "mistake".
In the end, I was able to part with it. There was far more joy in watching NC Mama open it up and put it on. It looked amazing on her.
So now I am ready to tackle another project. Oh, the possibilities.....
La Vida Dulce!