Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

At last! At last!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Did you hear that? It is a big sigh of relief because I finally got to work on a new project! And boy, does it feels good.

Because I have spent the last several weeks preparing for the Maple Leaf Festival (read about it here), I haven't had the opportunity to work on any new projects....that is, until this past week! One of my long time friends asked me to create 3 apron/crayon roll combos for holiday gifts for 3 special kiddos in her life, which I was happy to do of course!

And here they are!

Dinosaurs with Navy 3-pocket front

Brown Butterflies with Pink 3 pocket front

Purple Butterflies with Lilac 3 pocket front

This was my first experience working with velcro and it was so easy! I made both the neck and waist strap with velcro so little ones could take them on and off pretty easily on their own...nothing like fostering independance and teaching them to help themselves! :) I also made each apron out of 2 pieces of soft cozy flannel, which I prefer because it is thicker than normal cotton and it holds the shape of the apron a little better. I also topstiched each apron to complete the look. The crayon rolls I made to coordinate with each of the flannel prints.

Have you been working on any new fun sewing projects lately? I have a new holiday project I am working on this week that I will share soon.....think cute little ones in holiday tees and ties.....

Happy Monday!


  1. You have been busy again! I love them all but my fave fabric is the pink and brown one. x

  2. These aprons are gorgeous! The velcro is a super idea! I hadn't thought of that, makes it so much easier than getting the strap the right size to go over the head, but then not let the apron sit too low at the front!

    Thanks for linking this to A Round Tuit!

    Hope you have a lovely week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. I love these! I am going now to check out your etsy shop!

  4. Cute! It is especially nice to find the time to be creative!

  5. Coming over from Life Made Lovely Mondays...cute aprons!!

  6. I love your aprons! I have promised myself I'm going to get myself an apron or two as soon as possible. I remember my mom wearing them when I was a little girl...and they're pretty as well as practical!

    I hope you'll visit my "Life Made Lovely" entry when you get a moment.

  7. Super cute the material...
    Lois from

  8. These are so cute!!

    This week is my blog anniversary and I'm hosting a week's worth of great giveaways. Feel free to stop by if you'd like!

  9. Sweet aprons. You can never have too many!

  10. Very cute, love the dinosaur one! Happy Fabric Tuesday to you!

  11. What a good idea having big pockets on the aprons, lovely fabric combos.

  12. Hey, just stumbled across your blog. Now following :) I was making aprons this week too. I am hoping to have them up and posted in the next day or two. Yours came out great :)

  13. I love cooking, so I love aprons :). I like your color combinations. Look very nice.

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  15. I love my aprons! Well, my nephew and nieces aprons! They are all so sweet. So excited that I will be seeing them soon.