Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Things I forgot to Post

In all of the busy-ness of life, I always forget something.  I have a few creations that were made last year that I need to post about.
In no particular order...
First, I made this apron for a friend who has a birthday right around mine.  She said she loves purple, and when my mom gave me this fabric, I thought the deep jewel tones would be perfect for this friend.
 This was the pile o' aprons I made when a friend commissioned me to make a bunch of aprons for her friends.
 This was a {VERY} late birthday gift for a friend from church that I used to visit.  I am modeling it, and you might be wondering why it is so short.  Well, this friend is very petite, and it just happens to fit her just perfectly.  She loves turtles, so I used some Hawaiian turtle fabric from my stash.
 Another friend from church heard that I made aprons and she asked if I could do a last minute Christmas gift for her granddaughter.  She caught me on a good day, so I said of course (and she is a really awesome lady and I'd do anything for her), so I whipped this up for her.  Did I mention that I got sick right before Christmas?  Seriously...December 23rd, I had strep throat so bad, I went to the ER.  I think next year, I will not be sewing as many projects at the last minute.

I love this halter-style apron.  I made another for a friend in this style, and one of our other friends saw it and said she wanted that style for her birthday present too (This was actually from June, but I just never posted a picture).  I love this fabric, it looks like watercolor.
 reverse side:

Even though I was busy, and then I got sick right before Christmas, I was determined to actually make something for my own children.  So I took some felt with me to my in-laws on Christmas Eve, and made the gifts just hours before they were opened.  I looked all over the internet for a good cape tutorial and didn't find exactly what I was looking for, so I improvised.  I made a collar band a bit bigger than their necks, put little velcro tabs for closures, then sewed the collars to the capes.  That was it!  Super easy.  I think I was done with both, cutting & sewing, in less than 30 minutes.
And the boys love them!  Every day is Halloween at our house now because of these capes.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Sare! It's so nice to see what you create and your little neck of the blogging woods! Your aprons are just beautiful! I just bought an apron from a friends home party, you know the type... you buy something because you were invited and you feel like you have to buy something. Well yours are far superior from what I can see here and I wish I had known about yours and sent you my $$$!

    Thank you for visiting my OWOH blog post, I am happy you came by. It isn't everyday you meet another that has their very own Asher! haha We'll have to swap stories on how we came across that name.

    Happy Creating!
    Jaime
    artsyfartsyme

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