Friday, January 9, 2009
An Apron For Mimi
This was for my Mother-in-law's birthday last weekend. I took a huge risk...the fruity fabric is from an old tablecloth that belonged to her Aunt Lillian, who passed away a few years ago. I thought she would either love the sentiment, or cry because I chopped up her table cloth. Fortunately, she adores it as much as I do. I'm serious, this one was hard to part with! That vintage print is so stinkin' cute, as are the polka dots from my favorite stash of Granny's Sackcloth fabrics.
* I love how it looks like I baked for a more authentic photograph. Those are John Jay's cheese straws - they might make an appearance a little later.
Since the table cloth was originally meant for a card table, I didn't have to trim off much. I saw this bias tape tutorial a few months ago, but have only done it on small projects and pockets until now. It was really simple. The hardest part was placing those dang pockets on that uneven pattern! And who knew that aprons fold up into little self-wrapped presents?! Bonus.
* I used extra wide double fold bias tape in "sea glass" green.
Happy Birthday Mimi!
The birthday girl, at her impromptu Starbucks birthday party. And there's my hand at the bottom left, clinging to a triple grande 2% latte...I miss you Starbucks. I wish we could be together every day.