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    20 December 2010

    Christmas Projects

    I found myself with a few extra minutes today so I thought I would pop in and post to my poor, neglected blog. I've been making aprons for my four nieces for Christmas. I was originally going to make matching chef's hats but opted instead for matching oven mitts and hot pads.

    (Remember to click on the image to enlarge, then click again to "SUPER SIZE" it)

    This is Monique's Teapot apron, mitt and pad. For the main fabric I used a Mary Engelbreit's Cup of Kindness, a yellow polka dots on black for the accent pieces and bow, and a solid yellow fabric for the lining. It's difficult to see but I attached an ME Teacup button to the center of the bow.

    This is Alyssa's Bistro apron, mitt and pad. For the main fabric I used a vintage reproduction fabric which has an allover kitchen/food motif, a multi-colored, stripped fabric for the accent pieces, and a solid burgundy fabric for the lining and bow. Attached to the bow is another ME button. This one a bowl of cherries.

    This is Sydney's Birdhouse apron, mitt and pad. For the main fabric I used an allover birds and birdhouse fabric, a multi-colored stars on red fabric for the accent pieces and bow, and a solid beige for the lining. On this bow I've attached a little bird and birdhouse button.

    This is Emily's Fairy apron, mitt and pad. For the main fabric I used an all over purple on white fairy fabric, a purple and red on purple "Hot Mama's" confetti fabric for the accent pieces, pockets, and lining. And of course, added the purple rick-rack trim, and accented the top with an organza and beaded flower.

    The first three aprons were made using Simplicity Pattern #3746. However, I did have to modify/resize the pattern for two of these aprons. The last apron was made using Simplicity Pattern #2492. On this apron I merged the "A" and "B" apron to achieve the look I wanted. I also modified the pocket and the ties by eliminating the ties at the back of the neck so that it criss-crosses in the back (like the others).

    On all of the aprons I made and added the bows, and the linings, and created my own pattern for the oven mitts and hot pads.

    Each one of the girls will receive their ensemble with a package of cookie mix, a gift box of cookie cutters, a small rolling pin, wire whisk, spatula, and wooden spoon.

    The only other sewing that I did for Christmas was to make a couple of 12 x 12, button up the back pillows and covers but forgot to take photos - oh well..... I guess I'll just have to make a couple more!

    For now though, everything has been mailed and is under the tree where it belongs.

    Until Next time...Happy Needling!!!


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