Sunday, August 24, 2008

when the going gets tough, I make aprons.....











My first apron was the one I posted right before Ron passed away...I have to say, I am hooked...they are fast and easy and fun to make and I am all about that kind of thing. I have never wore an apron in my life but I may have to start. My friend Teddi saw the one I made and asked me if I would make her a couple for her friends birthday(two friends) so off we went to the fabric store. I made them even though at first I thought she was nuts cause she wanted them right away...I can do up one from cutting to finishing in about an hour and a half. The hardest part is trying to iron pleats in the ruffle while you are talking and looking at a scrapbook...just have aloe vera on hand for the burns...I actually made these a couple of weeks ago but I wanted to put them on a mannequin to take a picture. ( I needed to borrow one from the store) Don' t they look happy? The flowers I just made up after seeing something similar on someones blog...I don't remember who and then I discovered pot holders. Again no pattern, I figured how hard could they be and they are not hard at all....I used old bath towels for the center and scraps from the apron...So they are GREEN potholders, recycled treasures. I am in two apron swaps so I am working with a new pattern and getting one done tonight....fun, fun...

7 comments:

Angelcat said...

Your aprons are fantastic! I can't believe you made them without a pattern, I'm super impressed!!

Helen in the UK said...

Wonderful aprons!! The flower you made is great too. Glad to see you stitching up a storm again :)

Sherry said...

Your aprons are adorable! I think they are getting cuter all the time!! I just order a pattern today. I've never made an apron and seldom were one either. I should, because I tend to be rather messy! Wish me luck-I hope mine turns out as cute as yours!!

Sherry

purplepaint said...

Melinda! Welcome back!!!!!!!! I've misssed you lady! These are wonderful! I haven't tried any aprons yet although I did buy some vintage apron patterns a couple of years ago, I'll have to give them a shot. Love the colors you used and the flowers are wonderful!

Pearl said...

Again, you amaze me with your talents! The aprons are awesome!! I LOVE the one with the aqua ruffle... ~swoons~ ... I wish I had just a thimble-full of your creativity 'n talent!! Hope you have a terrific week... God bless...

~hugs~

Pearl

quiltcrazygal said...

Oh Melinda they are so cute! I love the fabrics, I may just have to make some myself. Great job. God Bless you! Jenna Louise

Rainma said...

Melinda:
You are so very talented and you do all these projects with your grandchildren under foot? Amazing.
I have never worn an apron, but I am looking forward to it when I get mine from my secret apron maker. Talk to you soon!

Jean