Slap a wig on me and call me Martha cuz I can sew!!!!! This apron was so easy and so successful and I really love it. It doesn't matter that I ruined two of my fancy place setting napkins, it was worth it! But we'll get to that.
So, for L's 2nd birthday her big gift is a kitchen. I think she'll flip over it. It's pretty cool. We went with the extra big kitchen for an extra $30 although I think that the Guiltless Daddy is skeptical that it's worth it. But it is, it is.
And of course I have all these ideas pinned for toddler kitchen play. I had a lot of felt play food pinned but she already has a lot of plastic play food. I couldn't resist whipping up this little guy from Wild Olive though. He's a pumpkin pie.
I really wanted to make her an apron. The little artist apron from Simple Simon and Co seemed right up my beginning sewing alley so I set up to make one.
I chose a napkin over a kitchen towel. Because as we discovered with the toddler lab coat, my kid is short. I grabbed a napkin from my set of fancy dinner linens which are plain white and to be honest not my favorite but they'll do until I find something that really knocks my socks off.
And then I cut it wrong. Womp womp.
So I grabbed another and cut it the right way!
I had pink bias tape and magenta thread so I pulled those out and in no time at all I had an adorable apron. There is one tiny area where I stitched up a little wonky.
And since I was really into this apron I did want to cover my mistakes up. So I threw a cute bow on over the messed up stitches. I used to have trouble making cute bows but then I found this Martha tutorial. I highly recommend it.
Of course I had to have even more fun! So I grab some magenta sparkly t-shirt transfer vinyl that I had sitting around (yes, seriously) and cut out and transferred on some cupcakes! I think that it ties the magenta thread in nicely.
So there we go. I absolutely love it. I think the bow and cupcakes really make it. Yay for happy mistakes!
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