Craft Apron

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At the end of October my oldest niece O celebrated her 4th birthday. O loves to paint using watercolors, and she is really good at it. I thought I would make her a little art/craft apron to protect her clothes. I did not use a pattern for this apron, and completely improvised everything. For the pocket “flower pot” I ironed on a stabilizer to the back of the yellow fabric, to give it more structure. When making the flowers I did whatever came to me. I attached them to the green fabric by using stitch witchery. I also added a decorative stitch to the flowers. I hope O enjoys her new apron and gets lots of use out of it. It was fun to make and watch it come together.

Here is a link to free patterns and tutorials for making your own apron.

These are links from blogs I currently read that offer apron tutorials:

Retro Cocktail Apron at Craft Stylish

Craft Apron at Creative Little Daisy

A Walk in the Park Apron at Craft Leftovers


A Dress For My Niece

My sister-in-law had a baby girl on Oct 1, 2008. I made little baby J a little dress. I checked out Amy Butler’s Little Stitches For LIttle Ones from the local library. That book is filled with cute baby things. I decided on the adorable comfy jumper dress. The dress came together relatively easily, it took me four hours from start to finish, which included tracing the pattern. This dress is really quite a success for me and I am so happy how it turned out. The fabric I used for this dress is a thrifted bed sheet (a-la 1970s) and the gray bodice fabric is from what I had in my small stash. I am looking forward to making a dress for Penelope.