[Spoiler alert for any relatives who know they are getting an apron for Christmas. Turn away now, or the surprise will be ruined. Camillia White, this means you.]
Today is my day on the For The Boys blog hop, sponsored by Sew We Quilt, and cheered on by Amy. I have had a super-busy fall at school, so just barely managed to finish these projects in time to share with you. Thanks for stopping by!
I have had an idea to make aprons for family members for quite some time. This just turned out to be the year to do it. These are the aprons for the nephews; I still have to work on the ones for the nieces. Big family. (Shh: these will be Christmas gifts, so don't spoil the surprise!)
I asked for input as to a style or a color, and went from there.
Bold, kinda plain
Retro (for the chef in the family)
|Modeled by my cheerful neighbor, Josh|
Have to highlight the heirloom family recipe on the pocket of this one. If this family has ONE recipe, it's Grandma's cheesecake. I photocopied the recipe, which Grandma had handwritten on an index card as a gift early in my marriage. A group of students at the high school runs a screen printing business, so I had them screen print the enlarged recipe onto muslin, and sewed it up into the pocket here. I am especially proud of this touch.
As my nephew replied, "Can Star Wars be an adjective?"
|Pretty proud of the football fabric on this one|
I didn't hear back from this nephew, but I feel pretty secure in the red-white-and-blue theme.
Every picture I see of him on Facebook has him wearing some loud, patriotic outfit, a la the dojo master Rex Kwan Do from Napoleon Dynamite
I have really enjoyed working on the aprons. I don't get to see my nieces and nephews much, as they are adults and now live in scattered locations. Trying to make something personal to each of them has made me feel closer to them. As the (self-proclaimed) nerdy one said, "I trust that you'll do the magic to make it awesome."
Please go and visit all the others who are showing off their creativity today:
rainbows.bunnies.cupcakes (that's me!)