Happy New Year! We have had quite an amazing holiday! I hope yours was great too. There is a bunch to share in this space so I thought I'd start chronologically. Lets start with the Christmas handmades, shall we?
I usually try and incorporate some form of handmade gifts for our family every year but I'm not always sure if they are liked or not. My niece has been into cooking lately and when she asked me to make an apron for her I was pretty excited. I love when I know the person will enjoy the gift! She is ten and I wanted it to be a little bit different in the construction with really fun fabric. This is what I came up with... She and her family took a trip to paris and she has lots of paris items decorating her room. When I found this fabric, I knew it was the one. Isn't it great? I wish they had one of Portland. Maybe they do? My littlest is also a bit of a cook right now, in her play kitchen and as my helper. It was time for her own apron. She loves the skirt kind, which are so cute! I have had this fabric since she was born, literally. I got it with an apron for her in mind, matching her sisters watermelon and tropical fruit aprons. She tossed it aside on christmas morning and I thought she would never wear it. But when we got home from San Francisco monday night she put it on right away and started cooking dinner for us. So I quickly got a picture. You never know when she'll put it on again! She's fussy like that.
- since the holidays are over I am gearing up for my etsy shop. So close to a name! Hoping to get that done this week while Matt is off of work.
- the next few posts were done over a month and a half of sewing. Not just this week! Generally, I usually sew at night when the kids are sleeping. Its almost like meditation for me. I typically choose sewing over dishes! (and laundry).