Hey! Normally I don’t do purple, at all, not even a little bit, not even a scarf or a piece of jewellery. I once bought a 60’s handbag in a very bright shade of purple – it had some great gold hardware on it. I gave it away when I moved to Australia. So this week I am doing purple, cos the Sew Weekly told me to.
I searched my stash, no purple. No purple thread either. I visited the opshop and nearly bought a particularly hideous ikat scarf/sarong thingy. But it was so vile i coulden’t bring myself to pay money for it! So glad I didn’t ‘s cos the Salvos came through!
Isn’t she a beauty!
Teamed her up with the calendar teatowel, and as sewing time was short after last weekend in the Hunter Valley – an apron was the obvious choice.
So below is my recipe for a really easy apron
Take 2 Vintage Aprons
Slice the ugliest one finely
Make a cup of coffee.
Use orange thread for a citrus burst.
Sew the pieces of the straps “in a chain” – this saves time and ingredients (thread).
Mix the strips together, anyway you like.
Hold your threads before you start sewing – saves your threads from getting all tangled up – and hours of work and service man fees!
Enjoy – it’s probably time for another coffee!
Fabric: Purple 60’s teatowel $4, Calendar Teatowel $2
Notions: Just Thread
Time to complete: 1 hour
First worn: December 2011
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: ~$6
I hope to share a real recipe with you next time – it’s a cake – in terms of cooking – I think I am ok at cakes, used to make sweets like toffee and fudge all the time as a kid. I only cook because it’s good for my family. If I didn’t have them I think I’d live on my friends Simone’s “Cake Diet” – cake for lunch every day!
School holidays in a week – can’t wait – lotsa sewing planned – how about you?
Who noticed there are no tiles in the kitchen? That’s because I married a tiler!