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Plethora of pink

New apron

You remember the canes I made last week?  Well, a few days ago I made some buttons out of them, and today I stitched up an apron.  I’ve had this patchwork design in my head for a while, cut up the fabric last week, and finally got a few minutes to put it all together.

New apron

I’m really pleased with it, although it’s waaaay too pink for me.  I’m not a pink girl at all.  This apron is going to my grandmother as a belated Christmas gift.  There was a mixup at Christmas, when I couldn’t find her gift, nor could I remember what it was.  By the time I remembered that it had been a fruit basket, the fruit was over the hill Rolling Eyes.  So I made her an apron, which was what I had been planning to do all along until lack of time forced me to abandon the idea.   Funny how things work out.  I really like this and hope I get time to finish up the version I have in the works for myself soon.

New apron

I also made a child-size apron today – no patchwork and no linen, for one of Eamonn’s classmates.  He’s been invited to a 5th birthday party on Friday, and when I heard there was a “cooking” theme, well, the gift was a no-brainer!  Hope she likes it. I tried to get Eamonn to model it for me, but he insisted he didn’t want to be mistaken for a girl.  I guess the days of using him to measure gifts for little girls are coming to an end…

13 thoughts on “Plethora of pink

  1. Oh My! I love that apron Lisa!!! I am still completely in love with the Flea Market Fancy fabric. It’s great!

    1. Thanks! I can’t wait to try making a few more in other fabrics, too! I have to get better at cutting linen, though – it’s so stretchy, I can’t seem to cut a straight line.

  2. CUTE! I love that Flea Market Fancy collection too. I want some of it in pink now.

    1. I’m not a huge fan of pink, but I really like it in this fabric – I think it looks nice with the orange.

  3. what a great gift for a little girl – I bet she will love it!

    1. I’m not used to making girly things, so this was fun!

  4. Your grandma will love it!

    1. Thanks, I hope so!

  5. I hope Granny loves it. I find it so hard to get gifts for her – I mean, what does she need after all? By the way, I *am* pinky, so feel free to throw pink my way any time :).

    1. I always end up getting her a sweater, candles, or soap. No idea why. I do remember, years ago, she always wore aprons. I don’t know if she still does, but hopefully she’ll like it anyway.

  6. […] managed to finish up my new apron.  This is the same style as the last one I made, but I used the Susan Branch fabric that matches my kitchen napkins.  And my navy blue […]

  7. I’m not a fan of aprons OR pink but I really, really like this! The button is just perfect with it. You’re so prolific! Have fun at the Clayathon!

    1. Thanks, Kim! Nice to see you 🙂

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