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Monday, November 30, 2009

homemade gifts: aprons

This year, my mom and I are giving the girls their very own aprons for Christmas. I was inspired to make the twins' aprons from vintage materials after finding a vintage embroidered dish towel with the letter "E" on it at a local antiques store. I knew right away that it would be adorable as an apron for Ellen.

None of these aprons are perfect, but I love all the charm they have because of the vintage fabrics and embellishments. I have been hanging onto some of these fabrics for almost 15 years! lol

Ellen's apron by you.


Phoebe's apron is funky with a retro pear pocket.

Phoebe's apron by you.


Since I only used half of the dish towel for E's apron, I decided to make another apron to sell in my etsy shop. It was a good excuse for me to try out this ruffle technique before we attempt to ruffle some towels for the purple bathroom.

girls apron by you.


And while I was at it, I made another one of the pear aprons to sell. I know there's someone out there that will love these as much as I do!

girls apron by you.


I will also be restocking my shop with camera strap covers throughout the week. I'm having a sale, so they are only $8 right now! More on that later...

You can always get to my shop by clicking on the etsy widget on the right side of my blog.

2 comments:

Grey Street Girl said...

These are SO cute! And, I have to say, I ordered one of your camera strap covers a while back and I still love and use it. I get LOTS of compliments on it. So, THANK YOU!

HomeSpun Threads said...

Yet another reason I need a girl!
Thanks Jen!
Could you stop making such super cute stuff so I don't get so jealous?