Anyway.....on to the good stuff....
A while back, Gretchen posted on her other blog that she was going to make some of these aprons for Christmas presents this year. Now, I cannot personally wear an apron. It makes me feel old and like I belong in the 1950s. BUT I did fall in love with this particular apron. I could not stop looking at the adorableness of the pattern and decided that I must make one...whether I would wear it or not.
Then I started thinking, I have a friend who wears an apron often. She also just happens to have 3 young'ns in her home - a 3 year-old and 1 1/2 year-old twins - ALL GIRLS. It sounded like the perfect project to me, so I hit up Gretchen for her sewing expertise (I assure you she's laughing right now) and she helped me out with my plan.
Last night, I delivered the aprons to my friend. It was great. I don't think I've ever seen her cry (and I still haven't), but she did say, "I might cry", which is pretty darn close! No, it's not that I really desire to see her cry, but it was just a happy moment for me that she was pleased with my handiwork. I admit - I'm totally proud of these. But not TOO proud, because I could not have done these without Gretchen's help!
Ok, onto the pictures....
The lovely adult pattern and one of the kids aprons...
It's reversible. Isn't it lovely?
Can you tell how totally proud I am of my work? Did I mention that I haven't touched a sewing machine in about 10 years?
On an entirely separate note, it's my birthday today and I'm really excited. :)
Are you making any of your Christmas presents this year? All of them? Some of them? If so, what are you making? And does anyone have any ideas for a MALE hand-made Christmas present??
Women are SO much easier, don't you think? :)