Sunday, July 25, 2010

An Apron for Abigail

When Abigail and I spotted the book, A is for Apron, by Nathalie Mornu, in a craft store a few months ago, we both said that we'd like to have a cute apron to wear. Well, before I ordered the book, she went ahead and bought it for me. She bookmarked a couple that she liked and I began looking for the perfect fabric to use.

She marked the apron called, Josephine. It's a reversible full-length apron. Although I've never made a dress, it seemed like I was making one because of all the elements like making the ruffle and ties, and joining the bodice to the skirt.

Abigail screamed with joy when I gave it to her. Take a look...

Her favorite color is blue, so I was delighted to find this "robin's egg blue" print that features gorgeous flowers and butterflies. I found the matching stripe fabric along with it at Hobby Lobby. I found the paisley print at Wal-mart.

It's really easy to switch the look from one side to the other. There is a button hole on the top where the ties go through. They can be pulled out to whichever side you want to wear that day.

I'm so glad that she loves this apron which she'll be able to use for a long time. We talked about how it almost seems too pretty to use! I think we agreed that using it for baking is better than every day cooking to keep it looking good.

I'm thankful for Abigail. She is not just my sister-in-law, but also my friend. She encourages me in my walk with God. We've shared laughs and tears over the phone. I'm thankful that God has placed her in my life. Next year, she and her family will be moving to Colorado. They'll be pretty close to us and I'm soooo excited!

Thanks, Abigail, for your friendship and support. We love you!:)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such a cute apron! You did a fabulous job with your color choices:)