May 18, 2008

ready for more projects

It was a productive weekend in my "sewing studio" (actually the corner of my bedroom, but the dream continues!)

I finished this ruffled apron which I am really pleased with! It's a little edgier than my usual stuff, but I love it! Daughter and D-I-L gave it high praises, too. D-I-L said she would like a skirt like this, so I'll add that to my future project list.

This apron actually completes 2 projects in one:

  1. the Apronista May Project which is ruffles. I just need to post a picture.

  2. The Apronista Swap: theme is rick-rack. This apron will be mailed tomorrow to my swap partner. I hope she likes it as much as I do!

I also completed my apron for the SASSY APRON SUMMER SWAP.

This is one of my all time favorite fabrics. It's covered with cute summer fruits and beverages. I used red pin dots for the ruffled trim and red ribbon on the pocket. I love this one so much I made the same one for Daughter for her birthday (and believe me, she did NOT need another apron!) For this swap I needed to include an embellished kitchen towel of some kind, so I made a second apron from a dishtowel with the same fabric.

(This turned out even better than I had hoped. I will definitely be making more of these!)

Then, because I was on a roll, I made this great bolster pillow for the 11th birthday (next week) of grandaughter #2.

Her bedroom is lime green and aqua and she loves hibiscus flowers (I think these are actually lillies, but close enough!) She's been wanting a bolster and I whipped this up in about 30 minutes. I think she'll be pleased.

Oh, the satisfaction of projects completed and of feeling so pleased with the results....


Amy said...

Your aprons are just soooo cool! Love them!

Andie said...

Just saw this apron on your swap partners blog and had a hissy fit. LOVE that animal print apron more than I can say. I am BEYOND jealous!