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:)