Get OUT of the Scrap Bin, Already!!!

Good grief! The patchwork petal aprons morphed again – ‘what if I added a bib??” I asked. Well, that question was answered, at least in the kid version! I think they’re darling – now I suppose I’ll have to try a bib on the adult version and see how that works . . .

Of course, all that rooting around in the scrap bin brought up a couple of inspiration pieces and this is what I came up with:

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We’re talking seriously cute, here. I LOVE this! If I only had bigger scraps, I could make myself one. Oh, well, a little sidetracked from the work plan, but I found some fun stuff on the detour. “Establishing goals is all right if you don’t let them deprive you of interesting detours.” ~Doug Larson~

As Dad Used to Say

Dad had a saying for every occasion. Most of them were pretty corny, but most of them are true.
Today we visit the saying: “The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get!”
I really don’t want to confess my stupidity in this blog. Let’s just say I’m spending some quality time with my seam ripper.
Thanks for the appropriate cliche, Dad!

1958 - Dad at Pequayon Lake

Good to the Last Scrap

When I love a fabric, I love it to the last scrap! I just can’t stand to throw away anything (which does present some storage problems, but anyhoo . . .)!
A while back, I started utilizing some of the smaller pieces in utility aprons 987-Rooster Waitress Apron on Red Dot SOLD– pieces that were not big enough for a full apron, or even a half apron in most patterns. That worked great, EXCEPT that some of the pieces were vertical patterns and weren’t useable on a horizontal apron. Hmmmmmm
I don’t know where it came from but, about a year ago, I dreamed up a “petal” apron using those vertical strips. (see the banner on my blog). I’d seen things like it in the vintage shops and on Pinterest, I suppose, so I figured I could wing it on the pattern.
Voila! Those petals started turning themselves into (I think) adorable little retro-looking half aprons. Combining the different prints and colors was fun. I had a new style that was unique PLUS I was using up even more of those favorite fabrics!

Latest in the lineup is a Valentine apron I’ve got listed in my ETSY shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/173948026/adult-valentine-half-apron-heart-apron?ref=shop_home_active