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Apron for L.

I’ve been wanting to make an apron for L. because she loves to wear mine when we (yes, it’s a family affair when I cook dinner and I have 2 little chefs in the kitchen with me) cook dinner and it’s an adult size apron, not a child size apron. Well, she also gets upset when K. grabs for her apron so I thought it was about time I make L. one. I’ve been busy with a few other projects that I’ve been trying to crank out of my sewing machine and also my hands (picked up my crochet and knitting again) so I set ALL other projects aside to make L. an apron. While she hasn’t seen it yet (because she is sleeping) I know she will love it!

It is made from light weight denim fabric, scrap fabric from a purse I made, and (my favorite) ric rac. It is so sweet looking that I know L. will just LOVE it. I made just a simple pocket and used a coffee mug as a “pattern” to round off the edges of the bottom. After that I stitched on contrasting fabric and used my FAVORITE new technique “Stitch in the Ditch”. Which if any of you haven’t tried it yet I HIGHLY recommend you do. I did the same technique for the waist band of the apron and just stitched up some handles. I just love the sweetness of it.

P.S. As I am writing this post there is a MAJOR thunderstorm going on right now and everytime the thunder hits it shakes my house. I’ve jumped about 10 times already, so if there are any misspelled words or if I left a word out somewhere along the line, just blame it on the thunder.


August 9, 2007 at 4:56 am Leave a comment

Like Mother Like Daughter(s)

My oldest daughter has been REALLY interested just recently in “doing what Mommy does”. She watches me as I sew, knit, crochet, and embroider. While I have taught her how to do a few things (I can’t teach her how to crochet to save my life because I’m left handed and she’s right handed and it just doesn’t work for some reason) one thing that she has really been interested in lately is sewing. She has this dog Lady that she takes with her everywhere and sleeps with her. Well, because K. has a “special pillow” (it’s this BEAUTIFUL pillowcase that I picked up one day while thrifting for her) that Lady needed a pillow too. So we went up to my fabric stash and she picked out this flannel that is white with pink polka dots on it. From watching me sew she basically got the idea of how to do it and I just guided her (just to get her started). She took it from there and now Lady has a very comfy pillow to lay her head down on at night.

She did an ABSOLUTE WONDERFUL JOB!!!!!!!! She did, however, get a little frustrated because (like ALL beginner stitchers, including 7 year olds) her stitch didn’t come out straight. I told her “Yes it did honey! The fabric was crooked!” and she felt alot better about it. After she stitched it I then let her stuff the new pillow. I however closed the pillow for her only because I’m afraid of her using a sharp needle. Yes, it’s me and my “protective parenting” thing coming out. I know that she would do just fine it’s just the whole idea of “those dang things hurt!”.

Being that K. was making a pillow and I have a “ME TOO!” for a 2 year old, L. decided that she wanted to make a pillow as well for “Baby”, her new “friend” that we got at the store. So I propped L. up on my lap and we began sewing a new pillow for Baby. L. did really good, I actually just kinda had my hands there for guidance because anything that moves and it shiny she wants to touch. But she also did a super job and stuffed the pillow herself (after making Santa Claus beard and chanting HO!HO!HO).

(photo was taken by K.)
(yes, you can’t really see me in the picture because we have REALLY bad lighting in our dining room, but I’m there!)

Then to “show off” the items that my daughters made is this picture with Baby and Lady showing how comfy their new pillows are.

(photo also taken by K.)

I’m so proud of my daughters!

August 9, 2007 at 4:39 am Leave a comment

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