Wednesday, 13 May 2009

A Gingy Pinny

The girls and I ditched Music this morning and ended up going to a friend's house instead. She has two girls, exactly the same age as our two little ones, give or take a week. Much nicer to do this than hang around music, getting cold with the doors open.

So thanks for having us M, I really enjoyed myself. It gave us a chance to catch up with stuff and discuss the goings on in our lives.

I was out last night too, so no creating has been done. Oh dear, what do I have to chat about with you? Actually, it was really nice not to do anything for a change and just chill out. So, this afternoon I am going to get busy, and start a child's apron using one of the tea towels.

I've laid out a tea towel complete with ties, which coincidentally, held the tea towel packs together, so you can get the idea. I have tucked the lower part under which is just enough to cut out a pocket. Excellent! Very cute looking in the large gingham isn't it?

Here is an apron one of the girls were given at Christmas, which shows me the approximate size I need. I won't be copying it, just using it as a guide. I really don't like unoriginal things, much better to use your own imagination. I never google ideas I have, as I don't want to be influenced by others.

Here is one of the Christmas aprons on. Children really love them, and of course, they save getting messy clothes.

Now I had a great laugh reading some of your comments on ironing boards! So, Floss, you are the only one out there with a decent ironing board cover. Be proud!! Yes, a CK cover would certainly be lovely, but I am really keen to make my own.

Why do we have such horrid covers? Is it because ironing is such a crap job? After reading Floss' comment, I think a new cover should be priority for all of us. She said, and I quote, "it absolutely delights me!" Imagine how that would be, come shirt ironing day?!! This weekend I'm off to buy some fabric for my new cover.

OK, I'm off to start the first apron, wish me luck! At least I have the best fabric in the world, in my opinion, to work with.


sweet emmelie said...

Good luck! looks like you will have heaps of fun working with your most favourite fabric:-)

Attic24 said...

ooo lovely!
I did tis exact same thing, making my Little Lady an apron from a teatowel, I stitched a pocket on the front and appliqued a heart on it with a little button : she loves it.
Have you some stitchy fun!

Floss said...

Oh, I AM proud! Fancy, me the non-domestic non-goddess, having something to be proud of! But I had a series of horrid ones before, so I'm well-used to the nasty sort. I wonder why we put up with them?

Best of luck with your aprons - I made three out of oil-cloth offcuts this winter, as we are messy people who need water-proofing in the kitchen! I was really pleased with the simple but effective results - 2 adult sizes but only 1 child-sized, as I ran out of off-cuts. Imagaine my delight when a friend told me she had an identical oilcloth table cloth that needed trimming! She's just given me her 'trim' and it's going to be just enough to make an apron for a 10-year old!

Hazel said...

I just love aprons. What a fantastic idea to use a tea towel, economical too I reckon. Now I've heard about oilcloth. My friend Kate suggested this would be a great fabric to use for making a pin-board. I haven't sourced it yet. I'm hoping a pin-board would organise my life somewhat???? As I'm not doing a good job myself! Happy apron making!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Looking forward to seeing your aprons. I’m so envious that you are so creative with your own ideas. I need all the help I can get, I’m googling, blogging, booking - doing whatever I need to help fuel ideas and figure it all out. I may need to take you up on that offer of help sometime, as I get more adventurous – I’m so jealous of your skills!
PS I got the merino from that factory shop I was telling you about at stitch n bitch. It's priced from $5-$20 a metre.