The first was an apron. One of the boys in my life just turned 11 and he loves to cook, so I thought that an apron might be an appropriate gift. Usually when I go over to bake something with the kids, I bring a bunch of aprons, but now he'll have his own.
I had two inspirations for my idea. The first was to use kitchen towels as my material, something I did when making an apron for Honey a couple years ago. The second was to include pot holders in the apron. I saw this lovely tutorial for a beautiful pleated apron with built-in pot holders, and while it doesn't work for an 11 year-old boy, I was pretty sure that I could modify the idea.
I bought two kitchen towels and a set of two pot holders at the Dollar Store. Total: $3. I had the coordinating fabric for the ties and pockets already, so I didn't need that. This would be an inexpensive project day.
The pot holders were just over 7" square, so I made two 8" pockets for the outside of the apron to cover the pot holder stitches.
|Bunny's making sure I don't mess up.|
Project Two: A button necklace.
On Friday night one of my goddaughters (who just turned four) said "I want a necklace like yours!" I was wearing something I bought at Ann Taylor Loft, a pretty creation of orange and purple gauzy fabric and gold links/chains. What could I make that would be similar? I dug around in my craft supplies and found buttons (from clothes we bought over the past decade) and some ribbon and so I decided to make a necklace.