So here guys, gearing up for the April A to Z blogging challenge 2014, in all earnestness. By now most of you know that I picked DIY crafts as my theme for the blogging challenge. I have been preparing for it since fifteen days in advance and I hope that my work pays off.
For the first day, that is April 1st, the alphabet is A. Hence, my DIY subject is an Apron.
I have been dreaming about making an apron for my daughter since ages. She is an avid artist. Her primary passion is drawing and painting. Whenever you enter my house, the first thing that you will notice invariably, is the multitude of doodles, artful and fantastic for a five year old, that my daughter has created over four and half years. She is now five and half, and she began doodling when she was one year old.
Recently she has also began to show a propensity for cooking. She keeps egging me about cooking and wants to help me prepare food. Of lately, I have also begun respecting her wishes, and I give her some age appropriate tasks such as mixing, or peeling etc. But the downside is that she gets a lot of those ingredients on her clothes, and both paints and foods are notorious cloth-stainers. They leave permanent unsightly stains on her clothes and I am forever struggling to get them off.
Hence the apron.
I don’t have a step by step picture tutorial to show you. Indeed, I don’t even know how to teach sewing. It is something I am still learning to do.
But yeah, I am beginning to get the hang of it.
Here is what I made.
Apart from this I’ll share some other fantastic DIY aprons made by other awesome bloggers.
I love the vibrant colors of this apron and also the box-pleat trim at the lower end. If I decide to make another apron, this will be it 🙂
How cute are these aprons! I love the cake and the lollipop appliqués, they go fantastically with the decor. I also love that the maker has embroidered the kids’ names to personalize the aprons. If I had a fashion maker, I could have done it too.
Turn an old pair of jeans into this gorgeous apron. The upside is, it is darned difficult to get anything on your clothes if you wear this denim apron. The downside is, it is really really hard to sew on denim.
I hope you liked this post on aprons. Watch out tomorrow for the Bird Feeder.
Meanwhile do make sure to visit some other awesome blogs who are also participating in the A-to-Z challenge, Belinda Reger, Beloo Mehra, Bhavya, Carol Graham, Carrie~Anne Foster, Cathy Graham, Cristina Trinidad and finally a personal favorite Corinne Rodrigues
Happy DIYing everyone!
Also participating and linking to:
Ultimate Blogging Challenge