Friday, June 3, 2011

Gardening Apron For Grandma

For a [belated] Mother’s Day Gift for Nolan’s mom, I made her a gardening apron.

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I used a canvas drop cloth for the material so it could hold up to all the dirtying up she would do to it.

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Used an apron my mom gave me for Valentines Day once for the pattern. Then I trimmed the outer edges in a yellow bias tape I made.

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Then I got Jace involved! I wanted to use his finger prints with fabric paint to make little flowers and then write “Bloom where you’re planted” on it. But Jace had other ideas.

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He didn’t want just his finger used. He wanted his whole hand covered in paint. And really, he just wanted to make a huge mess. I was able to coax a few hand prints out of him though. (Word to the wise: wear clothes you don’t care about when using fabric paint with a one year old.)

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Since we had handprints instead of flowers, I wrote “Mini hands make light work!” on it instead.

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Purple bias tape was used for the ties. I think it turned out really sweet, and Nolan’s mom loved it!

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Take a moment and visit the fun parties I’ll be linking up with!


  1. Darling! I'm sure Becky loved it!!! Cute saying:)

  2. Adorable. I bet his Grandma just loved it.

  3. Super cute! I made kitchen aprons for both my mother in law and my dad (well a grilling apron) with my daughters handprints on them :)

  4. Really cute and clever. I'm sure Grandma loved it and it will always be sentimental.

  5. Thanks for the post mate you have written it very well.


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