Saturday, November 22, 2008

Apron

I made an apron this week that turned out so feminine and beautiful. 

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!

14 comments:

Rae said...

Oh how I love this apron! It looks so feminine and will definitely make doing housework, cooking and baking so much fun!

Woman Interrupted said...

Oh its a beauty! I think I smell a give away idea...

Allison said...

So pretty! I love the pink fabric. Great job.

Tiffani said...

You are quite a talent with those aprons, girl! And reversible??!! I miss sewing...one of my past lovers that I'm no longer in contact with...maybe I'll give him a call one of these days!! :)

What a sweet spirit you have to give something away that meant a lot to you and that your hands worked to make...it IS a wonderful feeling!

jen said...

That apron is gorgeous! And I love that it is reversable! What a lucky girl NC Mama is!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

It's beautiful...and so are you!

Angie said...

What a pretty apron. I think I would've kept it :)

Megan O. said...

So cute and inspiring! (the apron and YOU!)

Lindsay said...

soo cute! Love the apron and such a sweet friend to give away the apron!

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

That apron is beautiful! I don't have a single apron. I think that one would make cooking more fun!

Darcie said...

You're so talented. I can't go near a sewing machine without having an anxiety attack.

Very pretty!

Tanya said...

this is gorgeous! Do you sell these?? Have I missed that link somewhere on your site? I would totally order a few from you. Very cool.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, this is one of the prettiest aprons I've ever seen! Great job, Kellie!

I personally like this picture of you...you look a little sassy. :)

Heather said...

You are so talented. This may be the cutest apron I have ever seen!