Sunday, September 18, 2011

Apron Strings


Now that I can see my gorgeous vintage fabric my mind is turning with all the colors and patterns.  I want to sew them all at one time.  With restraint, I pulled out two gingham aprons from this past years purchases and started cutting and pinning.  


Gingham in aqua and pink.  One with rick rack the other stitched in chicken scratch.  Both handmade and lovingly worn.  I took advantage of the patterns and sewed along the natural seam line.


I drew my inspiration from this darling rubber doll that came in the mail via ebay.  The bright pink dress and aqua eyes worked so well together they were worth repeating.


I always feel like I need to add a modern touch to these pieces.  Something of a signature.  This is vintage stitching pattern on white linen.  Just a little bit to say it is my work.


Miss Jenny in her mary jane's.  Perfect hair bows always in place.  A slouchy teddy fast asleep cradled in her arms.  She is just darling.


The back was just a happenstance.  All the leftover fabric used just so.  Even the apron strings made the ruffle.  It might just be my favorite so far.  


Pink bows are for kittens too. 


Reagan has found a new spot.  It is the dough bowl on the game table in the basement.  I think he thinks he really fits.  I wouldn't dare tell him how much he is hanging out!  He will sleep here for hours?  Now if only I can get him to wear a pink bow! 

21 comments:

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Oh girl! You have the cutest things. I would love to have your eye for style. LOVE IT! :-)

Kim K. said...

You really do make the cutest things. Another darling project brought to life. The pink bow on your kitty adds the perfect touch. Speaking of kitties, I chuckled outloud when I read your comment about Regan in the dough bowl. Our Penny has definitely put on the pounds this past year and she doesn't quite fit inside game box tops very well anymore.

donna said...

Your pillow is so sweet. Love the rick rack and the stitching. Your have really sewn up a treasure. Reagan is a cutie pie.
Hugs
donna

Ruby Jean said...

Oh SEW adorable.... :)

Lee said...

Reagan is too cute-as are your pillows!
I do enjoy your blog so much.
Thanks for sharing!

tammyCA said...

Just darling! I sure wish I hadn't donated last year a gingham & chicken scratch apron I had..what was I thinking?

Diane Mars said...

Darling kitty, and I sure do love the New Pillow you made job well done! I need to get busy over here!

Nan said...

Oh the pillow is so sweet and I especially love the birdie on there he is darling.

ImagiMeri said...

OH MY GOSH........how much do you want for the pillow, the little girl and the kitty?????? Seriously.......you are amazing! That pillow is to die for sweeeeeeeet! I know, I have a sickness, I want everything you have.....LOL!

Hugs,
Meri

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Eeeks! Adorable pillow Renee! You do such beautiful work.

The girl in your opening pic is so cute too- with her DOTTY dress!

Silly Reagan! Surely that bowl can't be too comfortable! My kitties always go for the soft spots.

Have a happy day! ♥

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Beautiful colors! That's so cat-like of your cat!

~~Carol~~ said...

I hope Reagan doesn't see this post. I think he fits just fine! Now that I look at it, it seems like dough bowls are meant for kitties to sleep in!
You're alot braver than I am. I don't know if I could ever cut up an old apron, but after seeing your pretty pillow, I just might change my mind!

Sewn With Grace said...

I love it! So pretty!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your pillow from recycled aprons is so cute! Bluebirds and gingham just seem to go together. What is it with cats and containers that are too small for them to fit into? They are such characters!

gotheart said...

What an adorable job you did on the pillow! I really love the colors!

The little kitten and doll are so cute! They tie everything in so perfectly!

And yes, I agree with you! Reagan does not seem like the type of cat that would appreciate the shade of pink, or a bow, or to be removed from his special spot!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

that magic needle of yours was working again...you amaze me!

Jamboree of Whitley Bay said...

So lovely - adore the lil tweetie :D
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Kathy said...

Beautiful and love those colors together! I have a stack of "cutters' that continues to grow. Seeing results like these might just get me moving on something.

Carrie P. said...

YOu are so creative. Love the way you sewed the rick rack onto the pillow too. so cute.

Carly said...

Sew beautiful! Aqua & pink, sweet ;)

Lynn said...

OMG!! The pillows are just awesome. I love those colors together. I love the pink bow on the kitty too. My daughter's cats sleep in some of the strangest places and Sassie-Mae thinks she is thinner than she really is LOL
Hugs,
Lynn