I’ve spent the past few days sewing a vintage-look apron for my daughter…who spends so much of her time in the kitchen. I used Simplicity pattern #4987, view 5. We both fell in love with this delightful fabric from Michael Miller fabrics entitled “lil’ cowgirl” at Hobby Lobby. I also purchased the adorable “lil’ cowpokes” boy fabric and the accompanying red and blue bandana prints. The fabric is a soft, high-quality cotton. I used a cream colored high-quality cotton for the lining. My two sweet daughters-in-love will be happy to know that I am making one for each of them too since they are also terrific gourmet cooks! Eventually, I’ll make one for me as well even though my time is the kitchen is definitely limited. 😉
I have also been busy knitting and sewing baby blankets. I have not ventured past “knitting and purling” and am still a beginner (so, all of you fabulous knitters don’t look too closely!) I don’t think my precious 18-month-old granddaughter will care though. So far, I have knitted two blankets for her…this is one of them.
I love this soft fleece blanket below which isn’t as orange as it looks in the photo.
I mitered the corners and did a blanket stitch around it with the sewing machine.
The quilt below is one of my favorites! It is a soft high-quality cotton which will only get better each time it is washed. The quilt is filled with white Soft & Natural cotton batting which is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. I have hand-quilted around all the designs of the Suzy’s Zoo pattern.
It is so cute and I think she will love it!
I’m in the process of sewing several other quilts and blankets for her and her baby sister who is due mid-August. With two babies, lots of blankets will be needed! Can you tell this Grandmom is excited?! I will be there for a visit on April 20th but I will mail these ahead of time since there will not be room in my suitcase!