Thursday, November 18, 2010

Almost Done!

Yay!!!!!!  I finished my first apron swap project.  Ok, I finished the apron portion, but still have a little more work to do on the tuck-ins.  I am so looking forward to finishing up and sending off the package.  I love making things for others, and then getting a great surprise in return!  I love swaps and really miss participating in them.  I am really looking forward to getting my apron, since I am doing a lot more cooking lately.  And with the holidays around the corner, I will be doing even more.  I want to do a good amount of baking for the neighborhood and get the kids involved.  I still need to complete the tuck-ins which will be:
N-notecards (angel)
G-ginger tea
E-earrings (angel)
L-lavender/geranium/lemon bath salts

Just a little sample of my apron

I hope my partner likes her package as much as I enjoyed putting it together.  It's a simple apron, but i really enjoyed making it and how it came out!

When I was growing up, my grandmother used to always say, wear and apron when you cook or bake.  I can't wait to get my apron and start using it.  I may even have to buy a new book on apron patterns.  I love how my apron came out and I want to make more.  I want to make more that are even a little more challenging.   Any suggestions on good apron pattern books?  Since I am new to sewing apron,  I would love any suggestions.  I have average sewing skills and am really loving sewing.

I can't wait for my package and more swaps to participate in.  Thanks for letting me participate.  I love seeing what everyone has made and all the great tuck-in ideas!



  1. Hi Amy! Don't buy any books until you check out the net for free pattern downloads. I've found soooo many cute ones. Check out They have quite a few on there. Lovely fabrics you picked out! Nice job!

  2. This fabric combo is awsome!!

    Yep listen to Karen lots and lots of free apron patterens on line..

  3. I agree with many free options, and once you get the hang of it, you can design your own.
    Your fabrics are gorgeous!


    this site has several cute aprons. this is where i found the pattern i am going to use.
    Cute apron btw and i love your tuck in ideas.

  5. Jen W .. thanks for that website. I haven't seen it before! It's great. I've added it to my favs.
    Amy .. Your fabric choices are wonderful! I love the different colors. These swaps are addicting! I can't wait for the next one to start!

  6. I can't wait for the next one to start also!! Heh, is this apron reversible? I love the colors!!

  7. I'm so glad everyone is liking my fabric choices. Thanks for the pattern suggestions!

  8. These are great fabrics. If you really like to work with traditional patterns, JoAnn's usually has a $1 pattern sale. Last week they had 5 for $5 and I found quite a few aprons. That is what I used for my swap apron.
    I love seeing what everyone is working on.


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