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Sunday, April 4, 2010

An Apron Challenge

A lady recently contacted me and asked it I'd do matching aprons for her recently married child and new spouse. I took on the challenge not knowing anything about them and was happy to do it. The only requirement was blue ticking stripe denim and lace across the top and bottom, but since that wasn't available I could do it in light blue denim. It challenged my creativity since I didn't know a thing about the newlyweds. I tried to not be too "overdone"—y'all know me by now—and I tried to rein in the excessiveness of my usual aprons. ;-)

Here is the woman's apron. New denim for the apron, but I took a pair of Love Bunny's old jeans that I've been saving for just such a project and put a pocket on here and then added a rolled rose made from strips of the denim. I then added a larger rolled rose at the top along with a vintage rhinestone button, a snippet across the top center of an old pair of jeans my daughter gave me to cut up, a pink embroidered ribbon with a rose for femininity and lace.

This was the husband's apron. I put bits of old denim—a belt loop and a "bow tie"—on and let them fray, added a button of a deer (moose??) for masculinity, and the other pocket of course and a feather stitch across the bottom to let the hem just fray and look kind of "western" looking.

She loved the aprons! Whew!!!


  1. what a creative imagination you have..I love them..and I love the little bow rock!!! have a wonderful Easter with you and love bunny.:)

  2. Happy Easter Connie!!
    Cute post! My all time favorite apron happens to be out of denim, but very simple!! Nothing penetrates that stuff when cooking! Have a wonderful Spring week, Lori

  3. Connie ,, you just come up with the best ideas. Love it. HappyEaster. Yvonne

  4. Hi Connieness! Oh, how cute! You're just too good! Love the aprons and I'm sure everyone who see them will love them too.
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Those are to darn cute! I just love them.


  6. Connie, that is so cool. Now you are going to force me to make an apron for my daughter and David, as they enjoy cooking together. Great imagination, but I wouldn't expect anything different. I am also working on organizing my little craft room in the country. Great minds think alike. Luv Ya, Pat

  7. Hi Connie,
    My goodness, they are just adorable! perfect in every way!. I love the bow tie.
    You did a great job!.
    Take care and I can't wait to see what you come up with next.
    Big hugs,

  8. Hi Connie, The aprons are sooooo sweet, what a neat gift to give a couple!....I hope you had a really nice Easter....Hugs, Jennifer

  9. Now how stinkin' cute are those?!?!?! You've got a new calling, sister!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  10. Hi Connie! You did a great job on those aprons! They are beautiful!! I'm sure they will be well-loved and well-worn. You always do such nice work! Hope you had a nice Easter!

  11. Of course she loved the aprons! they are adorable... good job... so creative!


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