Friday, January 27, 2012

Little Cooks

Those of you that have followed me for any length of time will know that I am passionate about food and cooking. You may have guessed that by the theme of most of my giveaways. I feel cooking and feeding people go far beyond nourishing the body....the act itself expresses a love beyond words.

With that said, it is only natural for me to have a desire to encourage our young ones to get started helping out in the kitchen as soon as possible and to do that you must have an.....apron!

So that is the project that I hinted about on Wednesday. I am starting a line of children's aprons, ones that they will really enjoy wearing and for the little girls, they must be pretty. The grand daughters will be the first to 'test drive' the aprons and choose the ones that will be put in the shop.



Ella and Eden



Sissy (Juliet)



Here is the very rough pattern, I used a sheet that I tore and held up to Ella and taped to shape it a bit. - If there are any seamstresses with weak stomachs you may wish to turn away now...I use 'no' patterns and I fly by the seat of my pants...the stories my sewing machines could tell!!



Here is the first one, mind you it is just pinned down but I think it is pretty close to how I want it, maybe a pocket...I don't know.

It is from a wonderful, sturdy linen tablecloth that I picked up a thrift shop, and we must have lace (also from the thrift) on a little girls apron.

Sissy says "What about the boys when they are in the kitchen with us?"

I thought of them too Sis, what do you think about this fabric?



"That's terrific grandma....I want to cook with my boys too!"

So that's it, I am starting a full line of the aprons for girls and boys. I will share this apron when I'm done. After I try it on Ella and make any changes in the fit, if needed, I will get my stock up enough to put in the shop.

A New Beginning!

I hope you have some nice plans for the weekend...have a good one! xo



17 comments:

Beth said...

how exciting. looks like such fun. can't wait to see the finished product. great colors. i love how you thought of not only the little ladies but the little men too!! so cute!! (:

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Really a sweet idea.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very exciting! Love the cute apron and wish you much success-have fun:@)

Michelle said...

I want one and I don't even have any kids! What a great idea. I love that you use vintage material and/or repurposing old tablecloths. I can see the kids in them already, cooking up a storm. Look forward to seeing your new line in your Etsy shop!

camp and cottage living said...

Sherri
I wish you much success with your new shop!
Children love to cook too. And, of course, deserve a sweet apron.
I can't wait to see all of them when you get them whipped up!

Alison said...

Love the repurposed material! What a great idea!

Kami said...

What cute kids!! What amazingly beautiful parents they must have...

Leigh said...

What a brilliant idea! And you use no patterns? I'm sooooo impressed. May you prosper in this venture!

My Spotty Pony said...

This is a great idea Sherri, and feel sure the aprons will be snapped up in your shop. I love the vintage fabric you have chosen and adding the lace is such a lovely touch too.
Looks like you are going to be busy!
Good luck :)
Abby xx

Lindsay Jewell said...

Awesome idea! I would've loved a little apron to wear when I was a kid.

Edward said...

Brilliant idea, I wish you the best of luck I am sure it will be a great success.
Regards
Edward

Jody@northernliving said...

I think those are a great idea. There have been some at the craft sales down here, but they are always for little girls so I am happy to see you thinking of the boys as well. I can't wait to see more pics.

Sherry said...

Girlie aprons! I think that's the stage in life when putting on an apron is something really special, so the fancier the apron, the better.

polkadotpeticoat said...

These are going to be so adorable.....

koralee said...

Thank you for visiting me the other day and leaving such sweet well wishes. Oh your aprons will be a huge hit! xoxoxo

Heidi said...

What a wonderful idea, aprons for children. Looking forward to seeing pics when they are finished.

Katiebee said...

Can't wait to see the wonderful aprons you create! hope all is well with you and yours~

xo

katie