Monday, October 12, 2015

Embellishing linen apron and Pumpkin Bars....




Last Friday I wanted to use up some linen fabric that had been hanging around too long. I decided to sew up an apron with it. Making a big adventure of it I went to the local Jo-Ann fabric store and chose a pattern. Using a pattern brings back fun memories of learning to sew in home-ec class.
Aside from the ties made of bias strips, a little fiddly, it went together fairly easy. I had to embellish it of course with a vintage lace edged hanky on the pocket and some cross stitch on the hanky and neck. Linen works great in the kitchen.

Yesterday, I baked some pumpkin bars, with my new apron on, the apron worked out fine and the pumpkin bars are delicious. Come on over for coffee. Happy Monday!


10 comments:

Pamela said...

Very nice! I have quite a few of those vintage handkerchiefs. What a great idea for using them.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

That's my kind of apron (if I cooked, that is!!). And pumpkin bars - I'm on my way!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for the invitation! I expect you to serve the delicious pumpkin bars wearing that charming apron.

Kaja said...

Now that makes me want to wear an apron (instead of wiping my hands on the back of my jeans!) I love how you embellish everything you make - I am finding it very inspiring.

VivJM said...

Ooh, I love this apron especially the embellishments. Pumpkin bars sound yummy. I always wear an apron when baking - I think I may have to stitch myself up a linen one after seeing yours!

janie krig said...

We would have fun wouldn't we!

janie krig said...

Thanks, Pamela, they do make effective embellishments. Karen Ruane, http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/ , is especially amazing in what she does with vintage laces and embellishing, as we know!

Ann said...

Your lace handkerchief is the perfect embellishment for your apron. Are you bringing this to your next guild meeting?
Have you signed up for Sujata's workshop? I can't wait.

janie krig said...

That's a good idea! I'll get signed up as soon as it's open, lots of fun.

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