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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.


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?