|Made from an old table cloth with fabric and vintage trim|
|This one is reversible!|
|Craft aprons with appliqued letters and flowers|
|Made from a thrift store long dress, with vintage trim|
This year has been an apron-making frenzy for me. I got started because I always wear an apron for cooking and crafting, because I make such a mess of my clothes if I don't!! So, I figured this would be great gift material for friends and family, who, if they DON'T use aprons, they SHOULD! So far I've completed and given 13 aprons, including the 7 for a friend's wedding toast (see LETTER aprons above), 2 as gifts for Mikey's Costa Rican mom and sister, and birthday gifts for friends. I have about 6 more completed and ready to gift. I plan to post some patterns and instructions in the near future. I use old aprons as patterns; I have several vintage ones that I found in Great Aunt Mildred's house in Salida. In craft stores you can purchase plain white canvas aprons that you can decorate in lots of ways, as I did with the appliqued letters. Fun and useful project, and easy. A fabric note: I shop for "fabric" at the local second-hand shops...... an extra-large man's shirt or a long dress can give up a pretty cool apron!!