Monday morning while Haila was at school I began work on a little surprise present for her. I was planning to save it for her birthday next month or for a Christmas gift, but then yesterday I decided a Thanksgiving apron would be nice, too. So, with a beautifully wrapped present in mind for the design, I pulled some bright fabrics both new and old from my stash.
In order we have -- Spots in Blue by Kaffe Fassett, Kona Candy Pink, Garden Party Center Piece in Navy, Ruby Sundae in Lime, and Wasabi Cross Weave by Moda.
I finally used some of my beloved Garden party, but not too much! You know, I have almost every print stashed away. In full disclosure, once I began sewing after discovering Good Folks, I went through a major Anna Maria Horner hoarding phase! But, I'm pretty sure that's normal.
After revealing my surprise apron to my girl Monday afternoon, I insisted on needing to add three buttons down the front. She insisted that they must be pink. Well as it turned out, I was all out of large pink buttons? I still can't believe it! So, we made our own -- Felt embroidered buttons!
And, we stitched them on in a row yesterday during my sewing time. I think it adds a sweet, handmade, childish touch. Even though I made them. :)
Haila has her favorite. Which she happily pointed out as she said, "I think next time you should make them all like this one." Yes, yes, next time I will, I am certain there will be a next time! Depending on how much "helping" my girl does on Thanksgiving, for her birthday or maybe Christmas still?
You can clearly see here why these colors were necessary. It sort of pulls the whole outfit together, don't you think?! I wonder where she gets her love of color, hmn?
I'm so glad she loves it! I'll be entering this apron in the Wearables category of Celebrate Color this month.
I actually have two more aprons to share that I made over this past weekend, but they'll have to wait until next week when the ladies I'll be cooking with and I are together. It will certainly be a colorful kitchen! I can't wait!!