A Handmade Gift… For Me!

I think that being a sewer makes me appreciate handmade gifts all the more.  When I know the time and effort that someone put into making something just for me, I feel extra special.  Not that I don’t love store-bought gifts as well (I think it’s safe to say that I love ALL types of gifts!), but I really believe in the old cliche that it’s the thought that counts.
Joel’s sister drew (okay, it’s much more systematical that that) our names for Christmas this year and I was so excited to open their gifts to us. She was so thoughtful and made Joel and I aprons, and gave the boys a kids cookbook and fun utensils that they love. She had a plan to make Wyatt and Weston aprons too, until I unknowingly foiled her plans. I guess great minds think alike — I wonder how many cliches I could fit in one post? Don’t worry, that’ll be the last one :).
She made me this apron without knowing that I had been eyeing one just like it, but it was a project I knew would not happen for at least a LONG while, if ever.

Isn’t it cute? She used this tutorial, and even used some of my favorite fabrics. I couldn’t love it more. It’s so nice to feel all dressed up while I’m in the kitchen, I hate taking it off!

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  1. very cute!!! Love the fabric chosen!

    I have a couple of the same, and I have been wondering what I should do with them…

  2. That is so cute! When I first read your post I thought it said sewer as in under the ground full of muck. I had to re-read the sentence three times before I figured it out. Man old age is kicking my butt!

  3. I love your blog. It’s actually the first blog that I started following, before I even knew you could become a “follower.” Anyway, I am new to the blogging world and gave you the “Stylish Blogger Award” on my blog. I hope you can pass it on.

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