Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall Apron

I've been busy cleaning out and oranizing closets, which has been keeping me very busy. And I have also been working on this apron. Did any of you participate in Sue's Fall Apron Swap over at Country Pleasures ? I signed up and was pleasantly paired up with Sue herself. She requested a Fall theme apron instead of a Halloween theme(which was an option). Here is what I came up with, and yes, I got picture happy :) And Sue, if you want to be surprised, close your browser now and don't look any further!!!!

The bib part was done from a pattern of a paper piece quilt that I did a couple years back and I thought it would look neat as an apron.
Here is a closeup, the vining is hand stitched with french knots for the berries.
The bottom of the apron is a patchwork of 28 different fabrics(I think that is what I counted).
And I backed the whole thing in a very Fall acorn print.
I have two problems though, I totally forgot to add a pocket. Do you think it needs one? And I don't like the way the bib puckers when it is put on. I may have to take the straps off the top and rework it.
Oh, and isn't this a sweet little knitted bonnet? I bought it for Mason from Tonya at Plain and Joyful Living. I love the simple old fashion look of it and the buttery yellow is just perfect. I can't wait for it to get a bit cooler for him to wear it. And No, I couldn't make it myself, I know how to crochet, but not knit.
Have a terrific day,



  1. oh you did a fantastic job on that apron..Sue will love it!!! cute little hat too.;) you did a great job..have a wonderful week.;)

  2. The apron is absolutely beautiful! You went to a lot of work...I just love it!

    The lil hat is so precious too.

  3. What an absolutely beautiful apron!
    Nice job!

  4. You did a beautiful job on that apron. I love how it turned out!

  5. With everything that you creatively do, you don't crochet? I am amazed. It was so nice to see you and the boys today. I hope the day got better for you. (By the way I don't blame you for being upset, I too would have been) I forgot my manners today. Your birthday is tomorrow and would you like a few wooden acorns as my gift to say Happy Birthday? I am sure that you can find a fun place to put them. It would be my pleasure to deliver them to you. I will even sing Happy Birthday to you .....oops, maybe not. I want to keep you as a friend. Have a lovely day on Thursday.



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