Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cotton-Headed Ninny Muggins!

 I know, I know, that's technically not a nice thing to say, but it's such a FUN thing to say!  And it's what I think of when I see the final outcome of my little apron project for Micah.  It was supposed to be a birthday present (in November) but I just couldn't get my act together or's always something.  But here we are, almost at Christmas and it's those long, red-and-white-striped ties that get me...they look like elf stockings next to that green apron.  Come to think of it, add a furry hat and Micah would fit right in at the Northern Workshop, eh?

 Pockets!  I love pockets!

 The brown courderoy is from a pair of Taylor's old pants.

 This ended up really long, but by the time I was finished I didn't care anymore, I just wanted to be DONE!  The neck is adjustable too, so now Micah can wear this until he's in college.

And as per usual, once I get this old Singer singing, I can't stop there...what else can I make with these scraps of fabric I snagged from the IKEA scrap bin?



Well, Korah was just whining on about her pencil case and how the cheap dollar store kind I bought her before school has since fallen apart wah wah wah, sooo....
...Christmas present for Korah!!

 This might be a weird shot, but I wanted to show how it has a handle.
(left over from Micah's apron)

 And do you see that...?  VELCRO!
I didn't plan well and had to sew one of those by hand [phew!]
I love velcro.

Sewing's so fun making stuff!  Even if it's not complicated stuff, it's still really cool to create and form and craft with the hands!


Sarah said...


RockerGirl said...

that is the best apron ever! you inspire me to be crafty! that has never happened to me before with any of my crafty friends. well done!

theresa said...

can't wait to see that pencil case hanging out in my classroom :)

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

I love these! :)

DenverCX said...

Incredible! Thanks for sharing Wendy.