I've always been sort of obsessed with aprons.

My favorite time period has always been the fifties and sixties and I sometimes think I should have been alive then, just so I could wear an apron every day and meet my hardworking husband at the door with a cold martini and his slippers.

Or maybe not.

Anyway, aprons have always appealed to me, and I have quite a cute little collection myself.   Also, the number of apron links on my Stuff to Make and Do board on Pinterest is out of control.  But they're all SO SO SO cute!!!!

Before Christmas, I decided that aprons would be on the gift list for several people this year.  I had never made an apron before, but it didn't look that hard.

And guess what?

It wasn't.

I didn't really use a pattern, I just cut until things looked right and embellished until I felt like I should stop.

First up was this cute little number I made for my niece.

Next was this boy-appropriate one.  Clearly this is an old pair of jeans.  Since it was for a boy about Cooper's age, I didn't really measure anything, I just used Cooper as a live model and cut and trimmed and nipped and tucked until I was happy with the outcome.  I think it's pretty cute.

I also made a couple other aprons as gifts.  You can't really tell it from the picture, but the one on the left was teeny-tiny since it was for a 9 month old.  SO FLIPPIN' CUTE!

So now that the mad Christmas crafting rush is over, I've decided it's time to make myself a new apron to add to my collection.  I've picked out the fabric:

It's so funky and retro-ish, don't you think?  Now all I need is a couple hours to steal away to my sewing room and it will become an apron.  I can't wait to work on it.

How about you?  Do you have any crafty projects in the works right now?

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  1. Em. Jay. You need to make one and do a giveaway. These are so cute!! I've always wanted a cute apron. Always. But my sewing skills are pathetic! So do a giveaway and I'll rig it to win it!!

    1. You know, I just might have to do that. I've never done a giveaway -GASP! - and since I have about five readers, I'd say your chances of winning are pretty good ;) Stay tuned!


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