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,