A is for Apron gets an A –

August 19, 2009 | Commentone comment - get your say in! |

Fall is well on it’s way. School will be starting soon, leaves will fall and food changes too.
This morning I enjoyed a nice intro to fall lunch. Tuscan Tomato soup, and a broccoli, cabbage, and carrot salad. Very yummy. As you can see I like
squares, all my dishes and bowls are perfect little squares.

I am finding a little more balance in my little world which also gives me more time. I love new aprons for back to school. I teach art, so I like a stylish apron to wear over my covered up clothes. I used patterns from the A is for Apron book which I had bought last year to make my co-workers some back-to-school apron-y-goodness.
While I love the patterns , I did not like having to enlarge the patterns from the back of the book. Most call for a 400% enlargement, this means you can photocopy it yourself, and enlarge it to print. Figuring that out would be a whole new challenge in itself. You then would need to tape all your little 8.5 by 11 pieces together to make one of the patterns. NO THANKS. Did I mention I have two small kids, so time is precious.

Instead I took the second option and brought them into a print shop, by the time I paid for all the patterns I wanted, I could have bought the book twice. I didn’t get all the patterns either, just the ones I really like.

The directions and instructions are perfect, the patterns are too too cute, so that is why I give it an A -.

This is for Andrea, she has an infections smile and has been a great friend to me. We are both originally from The States, and as far as I know the only other Christan artist at Arts Umbrella besides myself.

The apron, the waldorf, called for bias tape, (almost every pattern in this book calles for several yards of bias tape) I usually love bias tape, and this isn’t the first time I made this apron, so I decided to skip the bias tape. I wanted to double line the apron since we use it while painting. It worked out great and can actually be used as a reversible apron!!!This one is for Tara, she has also been a great friend and mentor to me. She is the best Painting and Drawing teacher around, and has an awesome , unique personality…..thus the octopus.

These cute little bird clothes pins were also purchased last year too. On my break I like wondering through the cutest little shop on Granville Island, Paper Ya.


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totally cute girl! Love the bird hangers too! You're so sweet to make those for your co-workers.

by Little Trends on August 19, 2009 at 4:53 am. Reply #