Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Apron in a Jar...


Good morning!
I'm back from playing house in my trailer in the beautiful mountains of Utah.
Both the company and the weather
were perfect and my
long weekend was nice and relaxing.

And now it's time to get back to
good bloggy stuff:)
Last fall when I taught a 2 day workshop in St. George, Utah...I stayed 4 days with my good friend Nedra along with another 
good friend Jodi.
I always like to take a gift or two and on this occasion I put together all of the ingredients to make an apron...
and I put them in a jar:)
Ever since I posted about it last year I have continued to have several emails asking
 if my "1 Yard Apron" pattern
will fit in a jar...
and also...how I put the 
"apron in a jar" together...so...
I'm finally getting around to telling you!
Better late than never ...right?



This is my 1 yard apron pattern and yes...
the kit for the apron will fit in a
quart size canning jar:)
Each apron is made using 3 different fabrics that together total one yard of fabric.
All of the aprons are made with my
Sew Cherry fabric line and all of the trims are also from Riley Blake.
If you are interested...
you can find my pattern













These are just some of the aprons with different fabric combinations...
but there are 14 aprons total in the pattern...easy peasy to make and all 
have a  vintagey style.
My daughter Kassidy wore them for the photo shoot that took place in my backyard very early in the spring of this year.
Here are just a few of the pictures that
 Rae Ann took that day.



This is my favorite picture which is why I chose it for the center of the cover:)
In the background you can see signs of my garden just waking up from a long winter's sleep and now I can't believe it's almost time for it to go to sleep once again.

Basically what I did was lay out the fabric and trims for the apron...and folded them into a long rectangle the same height as the jar and rolled them up all snuggly and tight...
(just like rolling up a sleeping bag:)
and placed it in the jar.
I folded the pattern for the apron in half length wise and rolled it up like a scroll and placed it in the very center.
When the pattern doesn't fit in the jar...I place the pattern and the jar together in a cute little basket.

I made a tag using stamps and a little
bit of scrapbook paper.
The stamp that I used is from Crafty Secrets.
if you want one of your own:)
I wanted it to look like a recipe card
to go along with a canning theme.
I cut a circle out of paper to
fit the lid and then tied the tag
around the neck along with a tulle bow.
I have made several of these aprons in a jar in the past and they're a really fun and easy gift to put together for friends on a
special occasion...which to me...
is a quilting retreat!
How about you?...do you have a
fun retreat planned?
I hope sew:)
xx
Lori





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25 comments:

The Little Red Hen Quilts... said...

Lori, clever, darling & totally terriffic! Your so great!

Cubby House Crafts said...

Just Gorgeous!
Lisa

Pia said...

Great idea - wish I were your friend.

Sandra said...

Such pretty aprons and I love the in the jar idea - you're so clever!

S x

Rie said...

Such a sweet idea! Love both the apron & the jar of apron too!

amy said...

They are all so cute!!! What a nice gift! I wish I was going on a sewing retreat too! :)

Nancy said...

Great aprons and what a beautiful daughter.

Scrap for Joy said...

Do you need to come to Pittsburgh? You could stay at my house. I could tell you which apron I like best. Your fabrics are yummy! I wish someone would make coordinating scrapbook papers...I think I'd like to try some of the quilt patterns in paper.
Have a sweet day!
Joyce
(your Pinterest friend)

Sue said...

Well I love your apron patterns and did buy the pattern! Just so sweet. I loved this fabric line so much that I bought a whole bunch of it too :D :D

Thank you for the tip on putting the apron 'ingredients' and pattern in the jar. What a splendid idea!!

Nedra said...

I feel so lucky to be your friend, and I love my Apron in a Jar! Reading your story makes me want to morph back to those 4 days and relive all the fun. Miss you!

Klarafina said...

What a great idea for a perfect gift :)

Kimberly said...

I loved making your apron! The pattern was fantastic and for someone who quilts but has been really trying to venture into other sewing, this was a great choice for me! I love the jar idea... way too sweet!

Regena said...

you can put anything in a jar!!! cookies, cakes soups now aprons!!!

Sinta Renee said...

I do have a retreat planned for October... and now I am just going to have to make a few of these up to give as prizes! So darn cute... I am an apron gal anyway and each one of the aprons pictured is just as cute as the next! Adorable Lori!

Jeannette said...

Oh wow that is the coolest idea you have! Of course I am in love with your fabrics too!

Donna S. said...

So cute!!!!

Kady said...

I love your blog and your cheery cherry ideas. I'd like to use your apron-in-a-jar idea for a church bazaar. May I have your permission to do that? I think the women would love it. I like your vintage themes and choices of music too. Thanks for shaing all these good ideas with those of us who need a little push in the creative department.

sewinglady said...

Such a cute Idea!!!!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

This is just the cutest idea with the jar and I adore your aprons. So very vintage.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Adorable! My grangirls would love this! ♥

Janine said...

Wow! I've never seen such fabulous aprons and putting them in a jar is just inspired!

Sweet .n. Simple said...

Oh My! This has to be the cutest idea!!!!! Love, LoVe, LOVE the aprons ♥

Doreen said...

I love making and giving recipes in a jar gifts....but this is truly a genius-in-a-jar gift. L.O.V.E. it and your fabric designs.
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cheapcraftymama said...

Love this! Just wanted to let you know that I'm including it in my post "Top 10 Gifts in Jars" today at www.cheapcraftymama.com. Feel free to stop by and grab a button or link for your page to show that you are featured! Thanks!

MammaLill said...

Am LOVING the little recipe card tag - do you have a source for the stamp/stamps?

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