Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Granny's Clothespin Apron

I have been seeing this book on blogs everywhere lately and decided to check it out for myself.

I flipped through it at Barnes and Noble and fell in love with all of the projects...loving that each one took only 1 yard of fabric.

Heck yes!

I bought it and went home, grabbed a cup of coffee and looked though the book page by page.

I decided that Granny's Clothespin Apron would be my first project from this book.

I sometimes hang my son's cloth diapers on the clothesline and hate having to reach down for more pins when I need them.

Enter this great pattern. Yay! Fun and functional...my kind of project!

I cut everything out and was doing just fine until I got to the binding part. I could not figure out what I was doing wrong! I read and re-read the directions and couldn't understand what the heck they were talking about. After about an hour of frustration I decided to just make it work and finished it.

I think it still turned out pretty great:)
I adore owls and this fabric just makes me so very happy:)

Has anyone else made this apron?
Did you have the same problem that I did?

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Rachael said...

I recognize that fabric! ;) greatest owl fabric EVER! I think that apron turned out fantastic!!! Good job!!

Miranda said...

That's awesome! I can't wait to have a clothesline. I lay my diapers out on the ground on my back patio to dry here. Gotta sun dry them, though!

Brenna has owl panties, and every time she wears them I tell her I love her panties. She recently asked if I wanted some for my birthday :)

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Very cute, Amy. I have a similar apron and just love it. And, yes, that book looks awesome. So many fab sewing books... so little time. I'm with you on the 1 yard concept though. I like yards and 1/2 yards more than fat quarters :)

Classy Clutter said...

SOOO cute! The owls are darling!

I was dying laughing at your comment on my Friends painting. You are too funny!!

Nancy said...

I just found your blog and became a follower. I share your enthusiasm for this book! I love your owl fabric choice. Come over to my blog and check out the projects I have made from this book. Hope to chat soon.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

So cute! And, now I am wondering why I don't own this book yet. ;)

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

turned out so cute! what a cool book..i will def have to check it out!

whats your next project from the book? :)


Laura said...

♥ the Apron & Must buy this book!!

The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
~Jill Churchill