So I’ve been super-crafty lately, sewing and knitting and embroidering and creating. I love it! I’ve been frequenting craft blogs…I am truly amazed at the things these people can create.
I decided that I needed a new apron for work. I’ve been using an old Mickey Mouse one that I made ages ago…when I first got my sewing machine (thanks, Mom!). This meant a trip to the fabric store. Oh! The fabric store! It’s like Disneyworld! I tend to overdo it when I visit, finding a bolt of fabric that surely could be put to use at some point. I have a trunk full of fabric that I have yet to use, and I’ve decided to initiate the Pantry Project for my fabric. Use what I have before going back to the fabric store. (We’ll see how long that lasts.)
Anyway, I found fun seasonal fabrics that I usually shy away from. I’m not sure why…I guess it always seemed a little too crafty, a little too not-cool to have Christmas trees and jack-o-lanterns all over you. But I realized that I loved them! They were fun! And cute! So I bought a few, deciding to make an apron a month so that I could always have a new one to look forward to at work.
Hence, the November apron. I love it! I used a pattern that my sister bought me (thanks, Michelle!), and adjusted it a little, making a fitted collar (no adjusting D-rings) and flattened, thicker ties. I really like the shape of it, and the little pumpkins and crows are just too cute for words. As an added bonus, you get a glimpse of my messy kitchen!