Friday, June 10, 2011

A Fabric Lover's Apron : :

First, I have to say that today IS my birthday -- my 30th birthday actually! Ooooh, that's a big one!  We had such a celebration last weekend for my husband, plus I have a nasty cold right now, that I just want to do something relaxing.

Yesterday, thanks to some thunder that delayed our swimming plans, I was able to do a little afternoon sewing. I decided to make the apron I had mentioned in my last post, writing down the steps as I went. I hope to make another this weekend, using those instructions, taking pictures as I go, for a tutorial to share sometime this coming week.  

Here's a little peek...
loulouthi apron

As I was tying the finished apron on my form for picture taking, my son hollered up to me, " There's a big box on our porch!" Yes, my camera was here! Looking through the new lens I took notice to all those little details that make you love something.
loulouthi apron. my favorite details

The colors... That yellow is my favorite!
loulouthi apron. my favorite details
The design... So pretty I am not sure which side of the strap I like best!
loulouthi strap
The details... I would love to see a fabric full of these little circles!
Favorite fabric details
The print... Just beautiful!
loulouthi apron. my favorite details
From my five Loulouthi prints, all 1/2 yard cuts, I still have enough fabric to make that second apron, with lots of scraps left for a patchwork pillow and/or a few scrappy patchwork pin cushions. I say that's $25 dollars well spent at Pink Castle Fabrics! Keep an eye out next week for my Fabric Lover's Apron Tutorial!!!


lilmamad said...

I love it! That fabric is really cool!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Good Grief it's apron porn!!! It's fantstic!

ana said...

YAY. happy birthday! :D i hope it is super lovely. hope that cold goes away too. no bueno.

i love the apron's colors. beautiful.

Meeling said...

Beautiful Maureen!! And Happy Happy Birthday!!!

I hope you have a great day relaxing and spending time with your family.

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

Can't wait for the tutorial! It looks gorgeous :)

Leila@Where the Orchids Grow said...

Such a super cute apron!

hopeandjoyhome said...

That is soooo cheerful and cool! I love color! Happy BDay!

Resweater said...

LOVE the apron! Happy birthday! I have to admit, I always thought you were much older. You have so much talent, that I assumed you had decades of sewing under your belt. Now I appreciate your talent even more!

Mrs. Shaffer said...

Gorgeous Apron! I love it!

justabitfrayed said...

i can't wait for the tutorial!

happy 30th! :)

Cynthia said...

Love the apron and can't wait to see it in person. You truly are amazing to make it so quickly. Happy happy 30th!!

Rachel Hauser said...

Happy Birthday! I hope the apron is for you =). It is absolutely stunning. That fabric is ideal, totally ideal, for an apron. well done! Hope you feel better today.