Monday, January 05, 2009

Gift Post 2008

Two thousand eight was definitely the year of giving aprons for me. Since both of my nieces enjoy baking with their moms and grandma, I made them child aprons out of some Ginger Bliss fabric. I gave each apron with a copy of a kid's baking book.


I also made an apron for my mom, who desperately needed a cute apron (sorry, Mom, I only speak the truth!). I used the Emmeline apron pattern and some Garden Party fabric.


Though it was much more work than a simple apron, I really like how it turned out. I especially love the fabric on this side. I've already dreamed up a summer dress I'd like to make with this gorgeous Climbing Vines fabric.


Last, but not least, I made some pajamas for my nephews. How cute is that alien flannel? The pants were easy to whip up. I appliqued some of the fabric onto shirts I bought from Target.

As soon as Ryan opened these, he immediately demanded to take off his Christmas outfit and put these on. I can't tell you how satisfying that felt. It was reported to me that my other nephew, Nathan, also wanted to wear his pjs right away. Success!

9 comments:

Philigry said...

i love all the gifts you made! awesome! happy new year.

UK lass in US said...

Cute. Beautiful fabrics and that Emmeline apron pattern is a favourite of mine.

Jessica said...

I've been thinking about making Emmeline for quite some time now...yours turned out great!

lucky knitter said...

Everything looks beautiful, and it's so rewarding when someone loves what you made!

Jillian said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. You've just reminded me to dig out the walking foot that I know is in my apartment hiding somewhere!

Kathy said...

My kids loved the gifts! :) The pj's have already been washed SEVERAL times due to lots of wear, and lots of not wanting to take off! :)

jorth said...

They are the best pressies ever! I particularly love those jim jams - you don't make them in adult sizes, do ya? ;-P

Patsy said...

I'M SURE YOUR RECIPIENTS LOVE THEIR GIFTS. AND THERE IS SO MUCH LOVE BEHIND THOSE BEAUTIFUL HAND SEWN ITEMS YOU GIVE AWAY. THEY ARE BOTH VERY NICE AND WELL DONE.

Claudia said...

You will think that I'm so stupid but I like to have flour on my pants when I make cakes!!! It's like if I'm working for real...like a cook! But maybe tomato sauce is not cool on a white blouse...then an apron is wonderful ;)

Your apron is so pretty...more like a dress!