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Creamie’s Birthday Apron

January 27, 2010

For Creamie’s birthday I made her this apron.  She loves to wear one of  mine when I am cooking, but they are so long that she will trip over the strings, or the hem, even if I tie them up.  I had thought about making it for a few weeks, and then just kept putting it off.  But when some little farm animals I bought on Ebay hadn’t arrived by Saturday afternoon I looked at her much smaller than anticipated stack of little presents and decided that I had better get going on this apron.  Only, I didn’t actually get going until 10:30 Saturday night.  And her birthday was Sunday.  And I made up my own pattern as I went along.  And it was super fun!  I finished just after two in the morning.  I still have some topstitching to do in a few places to finish it up, but Creamie loves it.  She will wear it all day, including during her nap.  She  loves the little ribbon trimmed pockets and is always trying to stash cheerios in them.

Creampuff loves to “help” me cook.  If I give her a bowl and a spoon she will stir her bouncy balls or her cheerios around for a good 30 minutes.  She also loves to sweep the floor, I got her a little broom a few weeks ago, and when I pull out the big broom (getting to be 3 times a day these days) she will run and get her little one and push it around the floor.  She also loves the vacuum.  She calls it the baboom.   She is constantly asking me where it is, and she’ll go knock on the closet door until I open it.  Then she’ll say Hi.  My mom has a small toy vacuum that she let us borrow, and Creamie will push it around for hours.  Literally.  She can’t go to sleep unless she has “vacuumed” her room for a while.  And some mornings the first thing out of her mouth is “baboom?”

Stopping for a little snack is a big part of stirring.  Obviously.

(Polkadot is Mary Engelbright, large floral is Moda, small floral is a scrap from who knows when.)

The best part about this little apron (besides seeing her wear it) is that it is reversible.  I don’t like seeing an unfinished edge, so I always line everything I make, even dresses for babies.  I just can’t help it.  So this apron is reversible and all those pesky edges are sewn up tight inside.  When I make this again (not really a question of “if” anymore) I’ll probably make a few changes, like a button closure around the neck strap, and pockets just a little bit bigger, and probably rounded corners on the apron bib.  But, for a last minute midnight project that I made up as I went along, I am pretty happy with it!

*This is an early posting for Sew&Tell.  But I just couldn’t keep it to myself anymore!

37 Comments leave one →
  1. Trish permalink
    January 27, 2010 2:15 pm

    Oh My Goodness Erika!!Those are the most adorable aprons I have ever ever seen, and your little one is the most adorable little gem in her apron!

  2. January 27, 2010 3:30 pm

    This is adorable! You should link this up on Friday! And then make up a pattern and sell it to me!

  3. January 27, 2010 4:30 pm

    She’s adoooooorable.

    Also–the apron is cute.


  4. Kim permalink
    January 27, 2010 4:36 pm

    This is super adorable. I need to learn to sew. Maybe you’re just the person I can come to for help if I need it.

  5. Robin permalink
    January 27, 2010 5:28 pm

    Too cute. (Both the apron and Creamie.) (And you.) 🙂

  6. January 29, 2010 10:36 am

    super cute!!!

  7. Diane permalink
    January 29, 2010 11:17 am

    That is darling! Both the apron and the Creampuff!

  8. delilah Thomas permalink
    January 29, 2010 11:57 am

    That is adorable, i love that fabric line, it is so cute on her!

  9. January 29, 2010 12:13 pm

    How VERY cute!

  10. January 29, 2010 12:32 pm

    That is so sweet!! What an adorable little kitchen helper!

  11. January 29, 2010 1:49 pm

    Just adorable, both the apron and your daughter. Cute fabrics too! Awesome job you did especially with it being such a last minute project. Your daughter is such a little helper, long may it last.

  12. January 29, 2010 3:17 pm

    Those aprons and adorable! I need to check out more of your stuff! Great job.

  13. January 29, 2010 3:34 pm

    this is adorable…and your little one looks so precious in it.

  14. January 29, 2010 3:57 pm

    I love it! CUTE!

  15. January 29, 2010 4:28 pm

    oh, this is the cutest apron ever… i love it… i need to make an adult size now….

  16. Karen N permalink
    January 29, 2010 7:17 pm

    That apron & baby girl are mega cute!

  17. January 29, 2010 10:07 pm

    That is so precious! Love it!

  18. January 30, 2010 7:29 am

    That is the most darling apron!
    :o) Trish

  19. January 30, 2010 11:05 am

    That apron is the sweetest thing I’ve seen in a LONG time!!! and the Little one is adorable!!!!

    Well done..on both counts 😉

  20. January 30, 2010 4:18 pm

    What a sweet idea–the fabrics are lovely. She will always treasure this.

  21. January 31, 2010 5:28 pm

    The cute! Best apron ever! And what an adorable model you have! Thanks for sharing this terrific Friday finish!

  22. February 1, 2010 2:52 pm

    Thank you all for your sweet comments! You are motivation to keep working on new projects, thank you for all your encouragement and support.

  23. February 1, 2010 5:09 pm

    Oh she’s so cute, and the apron is right up there on the cute-o-meter.

  24. February 1, 2010 6:05 pm

    So, sew, so cute! And your daughter is just the sweetest!

  25. February 3, 2010 9:25 pm

    Way too adorable!!!!! I’m talking about your daughter AND the apron! Thanks for sharing.

  26. January 20, 2011 2:17 pm

    I just finished a batch of aprons for the toddlers in my life…yours is so cute!

  27. Linda Kelley permalink
    March 5, 2017 7:38 am

    I would love this pattern, please

  28. Lori Smanski permalink
    March 18, 2017 8:28 pm

    oh my goodness, this is the most adorable apron. Can I maybe get this pattern please? I have 3 great nieces and a friends daughter who would love this.

  29. January 25, 2018 11:24 am

    I would like the pattern thank you


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