Sunday, January 20, 2008

My Most Favorite Apron! (To Date Anyay..)

My most favorite apron creation to date!! I bought this fabric back in September because it reminded me of my friend Shannon...she loves all things cake. Plus, she had made an apron for me for my birthday so I wanted to return the favor. I was waiting around to find the perfect pattern...I finally found one last weekend. I think this is perfect for her...I love the little flounce at the bottom!

During the planning process I found some cute green gingham in my stash that went perfectly with the cupcakes. Then the light bulb went on! How about a little applique!?! So I carefully cut out 3 of the cutest cupcakes from a scrap of material and adhered them to the pocket. I think it turned out pretty darn cute (if I do say so myself). She was at work when I dropped it off at her house last night so I am not sure what she thinks...I hope she loves it!
I also realized that I would really like a dressform so in the future I can properly display my projects...I rigged one out of my ironing board and some creative pinning:) I am definitely putting a dressform on my Christmas list for 2008!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Calling All Aproners!!

I just found this online...who's interested?? I am in!! I hope you all will join me!

Check out the info for the apron swaps of 2008!! The first deadline is fast approaching!

Another Sunday, Another Apron

Sorry for the crappy photo...had to use my phone since my camera is in need of some batteries. (see my foot in there?...haha!)

Anyway, my latest apron creation...I am really starting to love bias tape...who woulda thought:)

I start my sewing class next Tuesday so I am pretty excited...I can't wait to learn some tricks of the trade! I am hoping the instructor will be able to show me how to change the foot on my machine...supposed to be snap on...snap on my a$$ I can't get the darn thing off and I wanted to add a decorative stitch to this apron, but no dice since I am a retard and I can't change my!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Feeling A Little Apron-y

Here is my latest apron creation. This is the second one I have made in this style, but I didn't take pictures of my first one.

It is made from a pattern so there wasn't any imagination involved in the design, but I got to be creative with the fabric selection. I like to use the heavier weight home dec materials. I was super excited because I went to Joann's on Saturday to stock up on some red tag fabric and it turned out that all the clearance fabric was an additional 50% I got a bunch of fun fabrics for $1.50 per yard!!!

I can't wait until I am a more proficient sewer...then I am hoping to be able to make my own patterns...we will see how that goes:)