Playing Many Parts



Finally Friday Fun – A New Apron For Me

apron Well, it isn’t as pretty as I had hoped, but it isn’t as ugly as I   feared either.  I have only been wanting a pretty new apron for about a year now, but each time I have gone to buy one I have felt like the money could really be better used elsewhere so I  haven’t ordered one yet.  I am glad I waited though.

I ordered some new goodies from Mary Jane’s Farm a couple of weeks ago and one of the items that I ordered was a copy of her 9th issue, the Artists in Aprons Magazine.  In that issue she gave instructions for making an apron out of hankies.  Well, my DH has never worn hankies that I am aware of, but I have a ton of bandanas lying around the house due to our frequent motorcycle rides and I thought they may just work.  And they would have, but a trip to JoAnn Fabric for some supplies for DD had me looking at new bandanas and since they were cheap, I decided to buy a couple of new ones for my apron project.  I think in total, with ribbon, bandanas, and new sewing needles I spent under $10 for my apron.  Now in my mind, that is a deal, as most of the aprons online that I was looking at were at least $30 or $40!

Two things I will change about this apron when I make my next  one (yes, now I need one in every color and seasonal design).  First, the bandanas that I purchased were large, I didn’t note the size, but they are not hankie size and so my apron is too big.  So secondly, if I use this size in the future, I will not include the side flaps that the pattern calls for.

She sure isn’t sell worthy, but this new  apron that I made with my own two hands makes me smile every time I look at it.  And while DD is sure it is a fire hazard, I will be careful and wear my apron with great pride.  I can do it!

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  1. * cat says:

    hello sweet darlin’…its very nice to meet and greet you…thank you for swingin’ by my place…i love love love your apron…and yay you made it…i to love miss aunt ruthie…she is my good friend and she inspires me…her adorable son did her website..he is sooo talented…i will pass your blog on to her…i am so excited you are lookin’ for a vintage trailer….yahooo….happy trails and thank you for the honor of swingin’ by my place..cat

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