Summer is that time of the year when most are heading off to the beach, a national park, an amusement park, or some other fun outdoor attraction. Shirl, Accounting Extraordinaire here at Clothworks, just returned from her summer vacation and brought back some fun Show & Tell. You’d think maybe she’d bring back some seashells from the beach, but instead she brought in these adorable aprons and mitts made from cute fabric in the Hey Cupcake collection by designer Dan DiPaolo, released by Clothworks earlier this year. Above is an apron that Shirl worked on with her sister Carolyn, who just happens to be an exquisite quilter and has her own long-arm quilting service in California. And if you’re wondering, that apron pattern is from the Taylor Made Designs book, More Retro Aprons, by Cindy Taylor Oates.
Here are some sweet oven mitts- from the left is a pot holder/mitt hybrid and to the right are mitts and oven gloves. Shirl and her sister Carolyn traced an oven glove to create their own pattern template to make these.
Now why, you ask, would Shirl and her sister Carolyn spend some time sewing and creating these lovely aprons while on vacation?! Well, why not! And instead of buying cheap souvenirs, these aprons and mitts are gifts for Shirl’s neighbors who kindly watched Shirl’s sweet little Yorkie mix named Charley while she was away.
Just look at the adorable girl’s aprons below that Carolyn made!! The ruffles and zig-zag trim are the icing on the cake on these simple apron silhouettes. The cupcake prints from Hey Cupcake fabric collection by Clothworks are too cute!
Sew, how’s that for some ‘sew’-cation summer fun?!!! What about you? What kinds of fun projects have you cooked up this summer?