Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ready to Do Dishes?


I'm obsessed with sewing this week.....I...can't....stop. I have made many projects, some that look suspiciously close to this, but please note, I'm actually not posting them since they are going to be gifts for people I know have this blog address (not that they check it, but they could), BUT this little apron is going to a non-blogging friend (aren't I sooo good for not ruining gift surprises? It's my goal this year). My friend (who this is for) cleans when she's angry....oh, how I envy this! I cry, and then I sleep when I'm angry.....I wish I cleaned, I wish I didn't get angry and just cleaned because I should...maybe with a happy song sprouting tunefully from my imaginary fabulous singing voice, or even off key in that charming way some people have, just not me.... Anyway, I've wanted to make aprons for a long time, it seemed really 'doable.' Cut a trapezoid, attach a ruffle, and a waist band-create your own pattern-my kind of thing. "Real" patterns make me angry, and really-didn't I just go over this? Of course, the aprons could be much more complicated....but I thought I was really industrious trying out the 'circular' pocket, whatever....it was fun. The good news is I could make quite a few of these with some of the left over fabric from past projects littering my house. The bad news is, I'm not going to do that b/c each apron must say 'your name' which means I 'need' to go to the fabric store to find 'you.' Then I will sew you, and we will call it a gift, not a crafting problem I refuse to admit to and address. Brown says Heather...in a good trendy way, of course. I was going for a 1930's look, and somehow, this came out off the cutting board instead when I was finished selecting 'her' fabrics. All right, this'll be the last apron I post for awhile, but now you know-what I do on Tuesday nights instead of cleaning.

4 comments:

Brian and Ella said...

love it! too cute!!

Margaret said...

I want one? When do we go to Joann's to pick out the material?

Christy said...

Maggie, you're on my list....but I have something else I wanted to make first. ;o)....AND you can't go to J-A's with me, the idea is that I have to 'choose you' at the fabric store. I bet you've never seen yourself in fabric before....can't wait to see what you 'look like.' ;o)

Margaret said...

Yea! Can't wait.