Well I made it - I was looking really iffy on taking part in Karen's Apronalong over at Did you make that?
but then had a eureka moment.
I made myself a promise that I wouldn't buy any more patterns until the New Year (things might be getting a little out of control on the pattern front!) and after a craft show and fabric buying frenzy in Japan I had to impose a fabric ban too.
So I saw all the fab apron patterns and fabric choices and couldn't join in. To be honest, my creative mojo left the building. I have plenty of fabric but it's earmarked for other things - I have plans.
This week, nothing like cutting it fine, I turned to the bottom of my fabric filing system:
I have zero experience with patchwork, and the bits were odd shapes and sizes but by the power of Youtube I started a crazy patchwork shape ...
I always planned to try patchwork, the kids bought me the cutter and ruler last Christmas, and who needs a fancy template when you can cut up a gift tag?
Embracing the 'use it up' mentality to the full I even finished up odd coloured threads on my bobbins - I'm forever buying new bobbins, I've liberated 8 making this apron. It felt really wierd using mismatched thread but none of the fabrics matched so I think it worked.
Look at these tiny, weeny scraps for the bin - love it!
And here is Doris strutting her stuff. P says this is a Scrapron because of used up all my scraps ...
... even the tie is made of bits.
But I think it's a Mapron, as it charts the things I've made this year. The square above is made of the dress I made for my daughter, 2 Sorbettos, 2 A line skirts, 3 dresses for me, a beach cover-up, a craft bag for Auntie S, a dress for Little A's rag doll and some lavender bags! I love that, I can see lots of patchwork in my future - I probably need to learn how to do it properly first!
Definitely a cleaning apron, it's not glamourous like some of the beautiful baking aprons other people have made. But I love it. Thanks Karen.
holy moly that must have taken you ages to piece together! What a great idea. I love it!ReplyDelete
Thank you. It didn't feel like it took ages, because it was so easy I could build up a bit of momentum - one of those projects where you can actually make progress in 15 minutes here or there. I really want to learn how to do it properly now :)ReplyDelete
Loved your apron as its supper creativeReplyDelete
You re very kind, I have seen your apron - stunning :)Delete
Wow, that's fabulous Jacq! If that's your first try at patchwork I'd say it was pretty good.ReplyDelete
That's because you can't see the inside! I found myself dealing with a lot of oddly placed seams. I ironed like mad but am sure there must be a proper technique - you'd think I utilise the mountain of craft books I've got but I just got carried away!ReplyDelete
Oh my gwad-best one yet! You've put so much effort into this! I love how it looks like magic eye 3D-stare into the abyss and spot the bunnies!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, your blog only allows commenting by people with a blogger ID. I just had to backtrack and sign into Google. Not loving that. You might want to activate universal commenting or install disqus -your current setup prevents commenting from anyone that has a blog on wordpress, typepad, livejournal, overblog and/or any other platform. It also blocks people without blogs.. =S
Thank you, rookie error - I think I've fixed the comments thing!Delete
Oh my goodness, it's fantastic!! It must have taken a lot of patience to put all those pieces together.ReplyDelete
Love your apron, I especially like the way that you have used the blue to tie the whole scheme together.ReplyDelete
Love your apron, I especially like the way that you have used the blue to tie the whole colour scheme together.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much - the blue was a charity shop find, bargain!Delete