"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cleaning inspiration!

It's Friday night, and to celebrate the end of the week I made an apron. My kitchen drawer has a number of boring old striped numbers, way past their use-by date, so I had the urge to make something new and bright!
As I didn't have a pattern I played around with the shape of one of my old aprons - it has always fit like a glove so it was a good place to start.

This hot pink fabric has been in my stash for a while, but the gorgeous paisley print was leftover from my recently made Bohemian quilt top.
I made a little heart flower for the bodice, added lime ric-rac for a stem, and gave it nice big double pockets. This was my first time with machine applique (I always hand-applique) - just right for projects that will be washed over and over.

I asked Blossom to model the apron but she persuaded me to model it for you instead. There's something about a bright, new apron that makes you want to cook and clean. I wonder if I make one for Blossom she'll feel that way too???

I'm thinking of making some more for Christmas gifts - help spread the cleaning bug. ;-) Some matching pot holders, coffee pot cover, or a tea cosy would be cute. Actually, these sort of gifts are so simple really, and they don't cost a lot. But most importantly they are made from the heart!

Here are a couple of my favourite apron blogs :
Apron Thrift Girl
Apron A Day

God bless, and happy sewing!


  1. woo hoo! I love aprons! Your new one looks great! Your house will sparkle and shine everyday as you won't want to take your apron off! Thanks for the apron blog links - will check them out shortly.

  2. I'm glad Elizabeth made you model your own apron - you look gorgeous - especially LOVE the slippers!! :-)
    Now why only make one for Elizabeth?? What about the menfolk of the house?? I'm sure they would look absolutely adorable in pink aprons!!
    Tee hee....
    Fiona :-)