Monday, December 29, 2008

Seven Aprons is Two Days..

The Christmas Holiday is slowing down, and so am I. I want to share with you the aprons that I completed for orders this holiday. Before I do that, I need to thank a few people for getting me out of a bind. Two weeks before Christmas I took my apron pattern to JoAnn fabrics to purchase the material I needed for the seven aprons. A few days later when I got ready to sew them, I went into my bag and the pattern insert with the pattern pieces was missing. Panic set in. I went to JoAnn's and I was told by the manager that she had thrown it away, because she didn't know what it was. I was in disbelief. I put an S.O.S out and some dear friends I have met through blog land came to my rescue. Each of them sew beautiful aprons, and were willing to lend me a helping hand. Shawnee from Shawnee's Tangled Tales, contacted Lucy from the Sassy Apron Swap. Lucy scanned me the pattern pieces and sent it to me via email. My friend Amy from A Little of This and and Little of That Federal Expressed me the pattern. It's amazing how wonderful they all were. During this busy season they were willing to give of themselves and to think we have never met face to face. Thank you dear friends!
Well all the orders were finished two days before Christmas. so let me share with you some of the aprons that were "Creations From My Heart".
First of all I created this apron for myself. After all the holiday stress, I felt as if I needed a little pick me up, so I made this sassy apron for myself and I wore it all day on Christmas!
I have a wonderful couple who are drapery client's of mine. The husband contacted me and asked if he could order three aprons for Christmas gifts. They were to be a surprise for his wife, daughter and future daughter in law. I thought that was so sweet of him to think of this idea! This was the apron for his future daughter in law. I added the large Gerber daisy and made my custom matching dish gloves.
Doesn't every girl need a pair of matching dish gloves?
This little flirty apron was for his daughter. She is such a sweetie and I wanted to make something special for her. I just love the print and I thought it was perfect for a young woman.
Once again, I added the flower (which can be removed when the apron is washed). The gloves finished off the ensemble. I wonder if she will wear some pearls while she's cooking?
My client told me that his wife's favorite color was black. I found this cute little print and paired if up with a wonderful polka dot print. A bit of white Rick Rack enhanced the apron.
I had to add the flower with a vintage button.
The apron came complete with matching dish gloves.
On Christmas morning around 10:00am my business phone rang. It was Gloria the mom, she was so excited. I could hear all of them in the background yelling with excitement about their aprons. All three of them had opened their aprons and were wearing them. They said they just had to call to tell me how excited they were about getting them. It made my Christmas morning, to hear how much they liked the gifts that were truly a "Creation From My Heart".
The next three aprons were special orders. They all were for grandmothers. This little boy calls his grandma "Nana". I did all the printing on my computer. I used Cotton fabric that I ran through my printer. I held my breath each time I ran the fabric through the printer! Here's a close up of the photo and the saying,"Nana's Blessing from God".
This apron did not have a photo of the grandchild. I just used a bible verse,
from Proverbs 31:28 "Her children will arise and call her blessed".
I also added a poem about grandmothers.
This apron said "Grandmas are blessings from God" .
Lots of matching ribbons and buttons embellished the apron.
I love creating these gifts that will become little treasures for years to come. Now that the holidays season is winding down, I hope to add to my Etsy Shop. I have some aprons coming with matching gloves and more journals and photos albums which are one their way. Before the holdiay season is over, take some time to create something that you can treasure for years to come.... "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised". Proverbs 31:29-30


Lucy said...

Thank you! Those aprons are gorgeous. I love the touch with the flowers and the gloves. Fabulous!

Shawnee said...

Big hugs to you!! I LOVE all your aprons. You are an artist.

Kim's Cottage said...

Those are FANTASTIC!

When you make the gloves, are they real dishgloves or do you make the gloves themselves out of fabric? (sorry, I'm on my old computer now with the yukky monitor so I can't make out whether they're rubber or fabric)

They're all so wonderful and unique. Love the way you personalized them each for the recipient.


Anonymous said...

Those are just gorgeous! I saw you on Amy's blog and wanted to say hi!

The Teacup Cottage said...

Oh my goodness! Those are absolutely beautiful! You are truly a talented person!

::Sylvia:: said...

Whoa Sherry! These are nicer than most of the dresses in my closet! :) Beautiful, you are so talented!

Holly Janeen said...

and i thought i could feel good about myself for making ONE apron this year. look at you GO!

ps. i wore the apron you made for me to a christmas cooking party and got lots of compliments on it :)

The4Rs said...

You are so creative! Love the poem and sentiments on the special aprons. Just found your blog on Tearose home, come see me too!

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