Saturday, January 26, 2008

Morning Project


Abigail was to attend her friend Abby's birthday party this evening. When I asked for a few gift suggestions, my friend Darlene told me that she would love to have an apron her size as she was always trying to wear her older sister's. It's been a busy week, so I just got started on it this morning. Yikes! Nothing like a time limit to put a little pressure on a person, huh ?

I considered making a simple bib apron, for the sake of time, but that just wouldn't do for this adorable little girl who desires to whip up delicious treats in the kitchen. So... off to work I went.

Abby's favorite color is orange. And purple. I couldn't find anything in either of those colors that struck my fancy, and was getting frustrated, but then I spied the cutest blue fabric with puppy dogs all over it. Abby is an animal lover, and I knew that the blue would look great with her white-blond locks. Sold!


It's a little busy, with all of the patterns, but cute as a button! And I finished it with five minutes to spare before we had to leave for the party! Whew!!!


A cute little pocket with dog bones...

I lined the apron with a pretty butter yellow.


Done! And she had a big smile on her face when she received it!

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16 comments:

Rebecca said...

OK, I lost my first comment so I'll try again. I'm not sure how I came across your blog but it was one of the first ones I started reading. I check almost daily!! So of course you'd be on my list. I'm glad you're flattered :-)
The apron you made was so cute!! What a great gift.

Haus Frau said...

oh my goodness, tracy, you've done it again. this apron is above the top on so many levels. i can only imagine her thrill as she opened the gift. :o)

Melissa said...

This is absolutely adorable, I love the puppies for a sweet little girl!! Great Job!!!

Melissa~

Kelley said...

What a darling apron Tracy, I am sure that Abby will love it!
Wishing you a blessed day!

Kelli said...

That is the *cutest* fabric ever! I love the pockets and ruffle and I'll bet the birthday girl was so happy with her gift!
Hugs,
Kelli

~~ said...

A busy design for busy hands. I love the little apron. It is fun and you are so talented!
Patricia

Stacie said...

Hi, Mrs. K!
That is a beautiful apron! That will look so cute on Abby. Is she the little girl with blonde hair from homeschool group?

Karen said...

That is just the cutest thing! What girl wouldn't want something as precious as that. *I* want one!
You scored one for the super mama team, too! ;o)

Tracy said...

Yes Stacie, she's the one from our homeschool group.

Lisa said...

What a sweet gift and you did such a good job! I know you made this little girl happy :)

Darlene said...

Tracy - you have been a wonderful blessing to us!! Abby just LOVES her puppy apron!! It's a very special gift. We will think about our very special friends each time Abby wears it!! What a great way to use your God-given talents!

Persuaded said...

That is just the cutest ever!! Did you make up the pattern yourself? What a perfect gift for a little girl:-)

Tracy said...

Persuaded,

I didn't make the pattern up. It's Simplicity 3701.

nannykim said...

Cute!

Guess what? My daughter made my granddaughter an apron at Christmas time-- so she wore it to help make gingerbread cookies ;-).

Lori said...

That apron is so cute!! Love it.
Your are so talented.

Gena said...

So cute! You did an awesome job.