Thursday, July 21, 2011


When one is so far away from home, friends close by naturally become your second family. I am very lucky to have such a family around me, who gives me support when I most needed it. One of these friends of mine is a great cook!!! Whenever we got homesick of some Taiwanese food, she could always magically turn out some amazingly delicious food to satisfy our crave. Every time my husband learned that my friend and I have met that day, he would go straight to the fridge and see what goods I’ve brought home with me. Yea, she is that good!!!!!

So I’ve always wanted to make her something, and I thought an apron would be perfect!! I found this awesome apron tutorial online, quick and simple, just the way I like it~~

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Pattern: Ink & Spindle Apron
Completion Date: 07-18-2011

The fabric I used was Wee Woodland by Keiki, I know this is not exactly a kitchen theme, but thought it would work. I love how it turned out!!! I also added a layer of light weight Pellon in between the fabrics to give it a little bit more structure, and also to help prevent any spilling to seep through the layers.

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One of the reasons I like about this tutorial is because the apron can be reversible. There is a designated front that has a pocket, but you can also use the other side if you like to.

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When I gave this apron to my friend, the look on her face was priceless!! I’m glad that she likes it as much as I did!!

I was the lucky winner of Carol’s Watermelon Garden Chart giveaway, and have just received the chart this week~~ Carol has included a note with lots of useful pointers, which I’m so thankful for!!!! This is such a wonderful piece, and will be next on my stitching list!!!!


Speaking of giveaways, please do remember to check out all the awesome giveaways that are listed on my sidebar!!! Blogger friends are awesome, too, don’t you think?!

Now I’m off for some stitching~~~


  1. Love the apron!! I'm sure your friend will put it to good use :)

  2. What a nice gift for your friend! It's always nice to have some home cooking. Congrats on the chart win from Carol!

  3. Such a pretty apron, love the fabric you used.

  4. Such a special apron for your special friend, Theresa. I'm sure she'll love it--just looking at all the little snails, birds, and bright colors will bring a smile each time she puts it on :)

    So glad the chart arrived safely--I know you'll enjoy stitching it as much as I did!

  5. Great gift for a great friend! I love that it's not kitchen fabric. Great idea to use some interfacing - I would have never thought of that!

  6. You are good with sewing, this apron is very pretty! Love the fabric!


  7. How_freaking_adorable is that apron?????????????

  8. What a lovely apron a great gift for your talented friend. I love the fabrics.

  9. Beautiful apron, great work! Thanks for the tutorial link!

    And congrats with the pattern - looks lovely.

    Best wishes,

  10. oh! i love the apron, the fabric is stunning, both sides!, thank for the link to learn.

  11. I strongly agreed with you, Theresa. Friends are important when one is far away from home. :) Your apron is so beautiful. Both sides are pretty. Love the fabrics you've used. Congratulations on winning the beautiful chart from Carol. She is such a sweet blogger. I am one of her "blog fan". :)

  12. What a great apron! You did a wonderful job--I just love the fabrics that you used.

    Congrats on the win!


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