Monday, October 25, 2010

Cute While Cooking

I know some of you think I've fallen off the crafty wagon.  Well, I've just been preoccupied with a few other things, is all!  And to prove I still do the occasional project - just wanted to share a birthday gift I made for my son's girlfriend.  They were here over the weekend.


She likes to cook so I thought she might enjoy looking cute while cooking : )  I bought my materials at GW this time because I was hoping I would get more fabric for the money.  The spotted fabric is from a flat twin sheet.  The brown fabric is a duck cloth window panel.  They were $3.99 each {and I think I might have enough fabric left for another apron although it might not be double-sided like this one}. 

I cut a strip the length of the twin sheet to make the ruffle.  I used almost all of it!  I cut off the side hem, intending to make some cute embellishments for the front of the apron.  Another length was used for the sash/tie across the top.  I cut 2 panels from the brown curtain so the apron is reversible {but it looks the same from the front or back}


After tucking the apron into a bag with some tissue paper, I tied a big bow to the handle and capped it off with a pin she can put on the apron (or sweater or scarf), a cookie cutter in the shape of a crown & a glittery M.  {I got the cookie cutter at Sur la Table for $.60}


 
Daughter A *who's modeling the apron in my pics* said it makes her want to cook something : )
Hopefully, Girlfriend M will feel the same way and then Son C might benefit from some cookies or brownies or a gourmet meal!  Oh, rats!  I let the cat out of the bag - gifting with ulterior motives...

And as a Halloween treat for both of them.  They each received a mug from the dollar section at Target.  It has Charlie Brown on the front saying "Good Grief!".  Inside I put a bag of chalkboard spray painted rocks {a la Pottery Barn} & chalk.  Now they can both say "I gotta rock!"  teehee


So, you see?  I'm not totally out of the crafting game - I still dabble a little!

You might find me partying at some of these places *HERE*

Blessings! 

13 comments:

Anne Maskell said...

Hi! I followed you home from TGC, and I'm so glad I did! You have such a cute blog! Love the apron, and I'm a new follower. Hope you visit me too!

Amanda said...

Cute apron!I love to make Christmas themed ones and give them out around the holidays as gifts. They're always well recieved...and save the fronts of many jeans ;)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Too cute! Aprons are so much fun!

Seams Inspired said...

That apron is adorable! :o) Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Coastal Charm. Happy Thrifting! Larri at Seams Inspired

Melissa said...

Dang that is so cute and I love aprons. My birthday is in April so if you would like to make me one, I wouldn't complain. J/K Thanks for linking up this cute apron to Tuesday Tell All.

Amy Meyer said...

I love the ruffles! It is too cute! Thanks for sharing!

LBT said...

Oh, I'm totally in love with this apron. I love that you used curtains and sheets!!! Fantastic! How do I make this bad boy??? I have like 3 gifts in mind right now(not to mention myself)! Nicely done.
P.S. Found you from 733. Come check out LBT when you get a chance. Thx!
Angelene
http://littlebuggietutu.blogspot.com

Lourie said...

SOoo cute!

Lindy said...

I've had fabric for an apron forever and have not gotten around to making it yet - yours is very inspirational. I love it. I'm putting my fabric at the top of my pile!

Amie said...

I just made a ruffled apron but I think I like yours more! :) Excellent work, so girly and beautiful!
Amie @ http://kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com

Meg said...

Wow, you are so nice! I love that apron! It looks adorable and I'm sure girlfriend loved it, too. Hopefully, she will share the goodies she bakes with you as well. ;)
Thanks for joining my link party and stop by again for a fun necklace giveaway! Have a great week!
alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

I love that apron. The ruffles are perfect.

Eva said...

Ah, I think I need to add an apron like that to my christmas list. So cute! :)