While the hubby’s away…
…the wife shall play. I came home last night, after spending the evening with my parents, to a living/dining room that was still set up for sewing (because of the stocking class that I had). It just sucked me in and I started dreaming about what I could make. I thought for a while about window treatments…you may have noticed in that last post that I have NONE! I also want to make this or something out of this but since it was a little late I just dove into another apron (that’s been a stormin’ in my brain), and ended up with this… (I am so visual and I love big pics, especially when there is detail to show off…so here you go)
I mentioned that I wanted to try adding a side towel to my aprons. Sometimes I just put a loop on the side for hanging a towel ~ I even read about one once that had a potholder sewn into the front bottom so you always have one handy. I guess I’ve had this challenge going on in my head for literally years to come up with an apron that is extremely functional but yet adorable. This one isn’t too bad. I wear an apron just about everyday and I’m always needing to wipe my hands and there’s never a potholder close enough when that timer goes off. I actually made this one for me but the main fabric, which is a wonderful, worn barkcloth, is a bad color on me. Some of the other things in this apron worth mentioning: I’ve used the end of an embroidered dresser scarf on the front with a pocket added from the barkcloth, a linen napkin for the towel and some Amy Butler fabrics to finish it off.
I decided to post a pic of my Weekender Bag because it goes so well with this apron (not sure on what occasion I might use them both at the same time but…) and I made it before I started my blog so I haven’t ever shown it here. I absolutely love this bag and I use it all the time.