Thursday, April 23, 2009
When I saw this apron in an hour tutorial I knew I had to try it and knew exactly who would be receiving aprons from me! Once a month I have a "cooking date" with my sister and a friend, Georgia. Usually we try something new and often it's a bit more ambitious then what we would try alone or when more pressed for time. We've talked about getting aprons but somehow it's never materialized and finding this tutorial in January gave me plenty of time to get the aprons ready for Georgia's birthday at the end of March. True to their name these aprons were super quick to sew and I think I had all three done by the end of January! (I think I spent as long choosing the fabric as I did sewing them... OK, maybe not quite.) They were a big hit! We decided it's fine to wear them while eating as well as during cooking as they protect your pants should anything drop on your lap! (At least that was our excuse to keep wearing them.) I like the fact that they match but aren't the same. Very cute!
Another (more recent) sewing project has been an Amy Butler Birdie Sling for a friend about to have a baby girl. She plans to use it as a diaper bag and I think the brown ladybug print was perfect: cute but useable post-baby and won't show dirt too quickly. This was the second time I've used this pattern and it was just as enjoyable the second time around.