Sunday, July 18, 2010

Oh, these aprons : :

I must have been inspired by all of the aprons I have been seeing lately --- herehere, and of course here --- because late Saturday night, during an incredible lightning storm, I decided to give it a go.
I used some of Anna Maria's Up All Night and Guest of Honor in navy and gold from her Garden Party Collection, a little Buttoned Up in Pomegranate from her Good Folks Collection, and some vintage Ric Rac and ribbon I picked up at my local thrift store.  Notice the 8 yards for 8 cents, can you imagine!?
These two mother and daughter aprons were gifts for my sweet good-baking friend Cynthia and her beautiful daughter Hannah.
I knew once the first one was complete that these aprons are my new favorite things to make.
Oh, they just make me so happy...
I know my husband will be happy too --- between you and me, I think he was getting a little sick of all the pillow making. : )
Wishing you all a wonderful week! ~ Maureen

30 comments:

  1. I LOVE a good apron, and those came out super cute!

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  2. Neato aprons! I think that it's great that you were able to get a great deal at the thrift shop! :)

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  3. They are so gorgeous! I love your fabric choices & trims. What great pictures too...

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  4. Thanks a million for the gorgeous aprons and the wonderful pictures. I'm so blessed to have as a friend!

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  5. These are great Maureen! I will definitely have to give aprons a go soon! Cheers, Chrissy

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  6. Mo....lovin' the aprons. If you get the chance, take a look at the book A is for Apron by Nathalie Mornu...half.com or amazon.com would probably have some cheap copies...lots of patterns in there that would be perfect for your fabric! Once my shifts at work are straightened out, I'm actually going to try and teach myself how to sew..my whole rationale is that if I can somewhat crochet and knit, sewing can't be that much more difficult!!!

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  7. I looooove them! (You know I have an obsession with aprons, too!)
    You did a great job.

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  8. oh my gosh i love them! im such a huge fan of mixtures in busy fabrics! so retro :D

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  9. Awwww, I totally see why they're your fave!

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  10. Love the aprons! Can't wait for Audrey to get a little older...then I will definatly be ordering a set:)

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  11. Words cannot convey how adorable those matching aprons are! ...would you consider a set for Mom & Son?? My lil' guy loves to help out in the kitchen... Best of luck with the new endeavor; It's sure to be a HUGE success!

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  12. I love your aprons! Very cute design and pretty colors :)

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  13. Those look stunning. I keep thinking about making an apron but haven't plucked up the courage yet, you might just have inspired me. :0)

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  14. Those apron's are supe cute. Add a back to them and they would make great skirts. Great fabric, have fun creating.

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  15. I've enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful new things you've made! There's a little something for you over at my blog, have a great week!

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  16. Adorable! I love the pattern of the tie/sash part!

    Hope you'll be able to post some of your amazingness on http://efreeme.com (free to sell, and right now we'll give you $5 when you list 20 items or more)

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  17. they're super cute! 've been wanting to try my hand at apron-making for awhile now - i think you've inspired me :)

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  18. Yah for fellow apron-making! Love those fabrics together too. Isn't that great about Anna - how her collections blend so well?

    I wonder if you're like me with your handmade pillows. I cringe if anyone sits on/steps on/lays on them. Yep, it drives my husband nuts. It's hard to have a live and let live attitude with them, no?

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  19. Oh they are sweet ! What a lovely gift : )

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  20. Thank you friends, these were so easy to make! Feel free to email me if you want to make your own and have some questions : maureencracknell@hotmail.com

    Thank you Danielle! I tried to leave you a comment, but I got an error? I'll wait a little bit and try again. :)

    Ha ha - Yes Rachel, I am very much that way with a few of my pillows, but no one listens to me.

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  21. just for the record, I am not sick of anything that you make. I am proud of all your beautiful work.I just have to remember not to use your pillows after my long runs,that would probably save us both some grief.:)keep up the great work I love ya!!

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  22. These are adorable! I think I need to make a few for myself.

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  23. these are so adorable! you always have the best fabric combinations! : )

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  24. Wow, Maureen! Love the aprons and the applique quilt! I'm passing along your blog to my quilting friend.

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  25. fabulous fabric & cute design.

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