Sunday, December 09, 2007

Aprons Hanging Around

I was looking for a handmade gift idea to sew for several presents. I wanted something that didn't take too long to sew but the recipient would appreciate. I checked out Sew Mama Sew's Handmade Holiday and decided on aprons and used the tutorial by Crystal for the half apron. I am very happy with my choice, a cute gift and I was able to make one apron in 30 minutes. I embellished with ric-rac, ribbon or ruffles (the 3-R's!). I also made 3 potholders to go with some of the aprons.

The top green one goes to my cooking daughter, she makes wonderful cookies and cupcakes. The next one on the left is for a dear friend, she is like another grandmother for my girls and spoils them rotten at Christmas time, a matching potholder, too. The red apron is for my favorite aunt and she will get 2 potholders. The dot fabric is for my friend and hairstylist, she does quite a bit of entertaining and likes jewel tones. The light blue one is for my mom, she loves blue.

A picture of this corner decorated for Christmas. I made the quilt in 1990, during my quilting phase. I wasn't sure what to do with this vintage birdcage so I added glass balls. I need to get some greenery and a pretty bow for the top.

My girls are very happy, no school due to an icy roads. I still have to go to work, maybe, it is suppose to ice more tonight. Maybe a play day for me, too. I would love an entire day in the sewing room.


  1. Here we go again!! I have 3 stacks of fabric sitting on my cutting table that will be turned into aprons for Christmas gifts! LOL

    Yours are adorable and I love the potholder idea. Hmmmm....

    Hope you got your snow day today! I spent most of yesterday in my sewing room and it was wonderful!

  2. Anonymous6:50 PM

    Love those aprons! That is a great idea for a gift...something that you know will be used and appreciated. You have a great eye for decorating...maybe that will be a career for you someday!
    Donna W
    Edmonton, Alberta

  3. That is a great gift idea! I bet you can whip those out pretty quick, too. They are all very pretty and I'm sure the ladies these are destined for will love them. :)

    Happy birthday to your twins, too!

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