Psst... here is what I made for her birthday, which was last Wednesday but better late than never, right? So, there; lovingly displayed on my messy dining room table. The straps look like squid tentacles laid out like this. I need to iron them.
If it looks familiar you're just so smart. It's the same pattern as the apron I last made. I decided to opt out of the rick rack this time, since it's to be worn by my mother and not a child, for an -dare I say- "age appropriate" look. Don't you love the silhouette?
My mum likes very colorful and cheerful things (their house is painted like a Georgia O'Keeffe flower). I was drawn straight to these fabrics; they were right next to each other as if to say, "Make something wonderfully green and happy with us!" So I did. Now my mum will look so darling creating all her scrumptious culinary confections.
Cute little faceted buttons! Also, the dirty chairs I need to recover. I'll have to make another trip back here for some supplies for that (quickly becoming the sharpest pain with every look at those dirty ivory seats); it's the best stocked fabric store I've ever seen. A fabric store that actually has wall-to-wall bolts: designer, organic, synthetic, upholstery, Amy Butler, Laura Ashley, etc. The staff was generally friendly, too, except for one lady. Of course she was the one who had to cut my fabric. When I tried to be nice and compliment on their selection all she said was "I'm not surprised." Excuuuse me! I will be sure to be serviced by the delightfully portly lady next time.
Happy Birthday, Mom!