I posted previously some handmade gifts that I made but now I have show off the handmade that I got!!!
While I was knitting away on my sister's radishes she was busy putting the finishing touches on my awesome new apron.
I had seen some cool vintage styled aprons around at craft shows and on etsy and I thought well hell, I could do that. But then I realized my sister sews far better than I do and she knows how to use them pattern-y things and to cut fabric straight and do all the things that I tend to screw up when I sew. So I hinted that this would be something I might like. And by hinting I really mean saying, "Hey, you can make me this for my birthday/Hannukah/other gift giving opportunity!"
Apparently forcing her to shop for fabric is similar to asking a knitter to shop for yarn not a big hardship for her there; something tells me she probably picked up a little something for herself along the way.
It's got some red to match the KitchenAid mixer (doesn't everyone accessorize to match their appliances?) and I totally never would have thought of florals for me but they are bright and happy and offset with polka dots (sis loves polka dots) and I love it. You can't really tell from the photo but it skirts out so I totally feel like I am channeling my inner Betty Draper from Mad Men when I wear it. Now I just have to get around to doing some cooking....