Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Aprons For All : :

I am slowly making sure each female in my family has an apron handmade by me! Each are so different, since I try to match up the fabric selected and design with the style and personality of the Mother, mother-in-law, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, niece, or aunt who will be, hopefully, wearing them. I wish I would have gotten better shots of these two, but we were too busy cooking! What can I say...

Mom and Suzie

This is My Mom's. It actually reversible! She lives here in town, so I plan to take some new, detailed shots very soon of this one. I really want to show off that other side!

Apron for Mom

It a pattern I am busy working on now. One I hopefully can offer for sale in 2012? Maybe??? I'm still thinking about it. It is actually a reversible half with a removable/optional, reversible full top. Say that 5 times fast -- sheesh!! :)

Apron for Mom

This is Suzie. My beautiful sister-in-law who happens to be an amazing cook. Really amazing!! She's so sweet too, she makes as many things as she can gluten-free so I can enjoy them, too! I made a modern wrap style half apron for her, using some of my favorite black, grey, red, and white fabrics. I added an extra long strap to tie around in the front and a little side pocket with a pop of teal trim. It's reversible, too, but again I missed out on getting detailed photos.

Aprons

This was the dinner squad, minus me and two of my sister's (who may have been busy keeping those glasses full. :) It was clearly impossible to get anything other than action shots, it was such a busy day in the kitchen!

Thanksgiving -- my sister-in-laws and their bloody mary's :)

I love aprons! Wearing them, making them, gifting them. How about you?

24 comments:

  1. Wow such a great idea! I think that is one I need to work on, I have so many nieces, daughters, siblings, great nieces, but it would be such a lovely personal keepsake for many years to come, so I think I must...
    Can't wait to see your future pattern, your mother's apron turned out so very nice, thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love aprons also. I am making one for my sister right now. Yours are beautiful.

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  3. I'm currently making one for each of my sisters, my SIL and my mother. 2 down, one WIP and several more to go!

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  4. i love this post. there's something so fabulous about being covering in a dusting of flour, wearing an apron. whether for baking or for cooking, aprons are the best!

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  5. I love that they incorporate your style and theirs, they are very pretty! (and can I just say how jealous I am of whoever that kitchen belongs to? so cool!)

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  6. How fun that everyone has one! I like the one you made for your Mum especially.

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  7. Oh, I just love this idea. They look very unique, a little vintage, a lot cute. So thoughtful...AND your crowns are gorgeous.

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  8. Such beautiful aprons! I am really intrigued by your new pattern with the removable top. Great idea!

    I love aprons! Wearing them and making them. I am making aprons this year for all the ladies in my family. :)

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  9. Fun aprons. I like the idea of making one for each person. We're gluten free here too. For about two years now, since I was diagnosed with Celiac. It's good to have people in your life who still try to cook for you. I didn't expect people to change for me and it still surprises me when they do.

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  10. Love your aprons! What a fun and practical gift. I enjoy making aprons more than I enjoy wearing them. (I'm more likely to wipe my hands on my jeans, sad to say.)

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  11. It's so neat to have found a way to gift everyone with something really made for them. You're doing a great job, Maureen!

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  12. What fun aprons! Such a great idea giving them as gifts and matching them to the people receiving them. I love that you make them reversible, that is a really good idea. I'm sure everyone will love their new aprons.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  13. Last year my grandmother-in-law gave me a handmade apron. At first I wasn't crazy about the cutesy teddy bear pattern on it, but I've ended up using the apron A LOT! I love cooking, so it's one of the most useful gifts I've ever been given.

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  14. I love aprons. I wear them all the time I am cooking in the kitchen. But I have yet to make one. Maybe one day ;-)

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  15. what lovely personal presents, I love your fabric combinations.
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  16. loving the aprons!!

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  17. You know I love your aprons but hello - TWO OVENS HOW AWESOME!!!! OMG I think that's my dream kitchen.......

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  18. The aprons are lovely! I'm glad you got to enjoy so much good family time over the break! I have made several aprons (a few full and a few half). They're fun to make, and such a nice gift!

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  19. Very cute and fun aprons! I have to say though, I LOVE the kitchen!!

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  20. I have made aprons for over 5 years now for a local boutique and can't keep them in stock. People are apron crazy!!! (and so am I ;)

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  21. maureen, i didn't realize you have a gluten allergy. i have two sister in laws and a cousin that have celiac. it is soo amazing how prevalent it is.

    love the aprons! i LOVE them!

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  22. Beautiful aprons, Maureen. I think you should go for it with the pattern. It sounds like a really great idea.

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