Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Little Apron : :

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.

Little Apron

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.

Apron Fabrics

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.

Little Apron

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!

Felt Stitched 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. :)

Little Apron

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?

Favorite button

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?

Little Apron

I'm so glad she loves it! I'll be entering this apron in the Wearables category of Celebrate Color this month.

Little Apron

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!!

24 comments:

  1. It's so sweet, I love it!

    Jenn

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  2. It's so colorful and beautiful! I would love one in my size! You are so creative.

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  3. Mz. Maureen- your creations make me smile. I love your bold use of colors and fabrics that work but aren't too matchy, matchy. I especially love that you put the navy polka dot in here! Also I am working on an apron that came pre-printed. I just have to sew it together- but I am embellishing it first- I am going to throw a couple of felt buttons on it too. Full credit to your for your wonderful ideas!
    Thanks, Sue

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  4. That is the CUTEST apron ever!! Well done! I love how creative you are!

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  5. Thanks everyone! And Sue, oh the felt button making is continuing today -- I see MANY in my future projects! Maybe even a felt button pillow!! LOL

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  6. So cute! I love how I always stop on your pictures when scrolling through my blog roll and then realize....well of course that's Maureen's blog! ;)

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  7. that is awesome! i love how it all came together! and those buttons? perfection.

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  8. I love aprons and this one is great! I love the fabric combination and the buttons. Well done!

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  9. It's adorable! I think the buttons are the cutest idea ever!

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  10. I am SOOO making those buttons, what a great idea!

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  11. Completely adorable! Especially the felt buttons.

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  12. That is seriously adorable! And the little felt buttons are so clever!

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  13. Haha, I started sewing BECAUSE of my growing AMH stash! I just couldn't justify buying more unless I used it! I never managed to get my hands on that one though. Beautiful!

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  14. Aw the apron is precious and so is your daughter. :) I think the felt buttons are a great idea as they are really cute and won't come off as easily as real buttons can.

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  15. This is so beautiful, and would also be a gorgeous skirt :) I'm sure your little miss will love helping out on Thanksgiving if she gets to wear this one while she does it :)

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  16. Ah, cute! Yes, it definitely pulls the outfit together ;0)

    p.s. sometimes Aria wears all brown. ALL. I'm like.. what?

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