Saturday, April 17, 2010

Picnic Blanket Underway & Boy Apron Complete

I've been doing some sewing this week.
Currently my living room looks like this.
It's going to be a park/beach/picnic blanket.  Most of it is fairly heavy canvas.  I only spent a few dollars on the fabric for this project.  I have had the yellow & green canvas sitting around for a couple years.  They are leftovers from a couple of Father's Day gifts I made for my dad & husband.  I have tons of the gray.  It is leftover from the couch slipcover.  

My friend Julie gave me some of her leftovers - the long printed cotton strips.  The gift of her leftover strips is actually what inspired the picnic quilt.  Seeing them, I thought, I have some cool canvases that match these really well!    
I purchased a quarter yard of the golden floral canvas for a few dollars, just because it seemed totally perfect!

Project complete this week - boy apron.  Peyton has always worn one of Gillian's aprons when we bake.  (She has 3.  That seems like quite a collection for a 3 year old!)  I got this tea towel fabric remnant for $2.  I didn't know what I was going to do with it at the time.  But, one day, it spoke to me.  And, I knew what to do with it.  The straps are from some discarded curtains that another friend gave to me.

I think Peyton looks kinda like a butcher or something now.


Krista said...

Cute! Yes, very butcher-like. :)

Melissa Joy said...

I love this! The apron is perfect. And I am eager to see the finished picnic blanket. You know you'll have to post pics of that. :)

Stef said...

CUTE! I love the fabric for your blanket. Its going to turn out awesome, I can tell.
The apron for P is super cute. I love the colors and style you chose. Ethan loves his apron, but I think what he loves more, is having his own, red with airplanes one and not having to wear the pink one with ruffled and cupcakes :)

Sarah Bessey said...

I love that "boy apron". My youngest needs one in a bad way but we only have two girly ones so he's usually stuck. Along with the princess toys he's stuck playing with. It's tough being the little brother sometimes! ;-)

paisley and lace said...

Projects, projects, projects! What fun. I do love the colors you put together in the blanket.

Unknown said...

Erin, Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! You are right, the great thing about the headband is that you can adjust the tightness, and with the back being felt, it doesn't slip like many headbands tend to. Looks like you've got some fun projects going on as well!
My best,