Sweet little visiting help-ers, that is.
I have long had a hankering to reproduce a certain beloved-to-tatters children’s apron dating from the 1930′s. So simple… the pattern is only one piece and the style very similar to my own mobius apron.
Only problem was, I couldn’t decide whether to make a sturdy bright little boy version or a rosebud-studded girly one. Well, I did the only sensible thing and created one of each. After all, one never knows who might come a’visitin’ and decide to help out in the kitchen. I believe it’s best to be prepared for all eventualities, yes indeed-y.
I pulled out all of my saved bits and pieces… vintage fabrics, buttons salvaged decades ago by an elderly friend, even precious all-cotton bias trim. I squeezed one last image from some bedraggled embroidery transfers and used the last drops of my Nana’s brushable dye. What fun I had making these little things: hand-worked buttonholes, and all that marvelous bias trim to finish with teensy-tiny stitches… do I know how to have a good time or what?!
Now Mrs. Mordecai, if you ever do decide to pay me that call, please feel free to bring along Red Chief. I’ve got him covered. Get it? I’ve got him covered….
hehehe, sometimes I just crack myself up.
*originally posted on August 15, 2008