Thursday, July 31, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


Aprons
I found some fun strawberry fabric at Hobby Lobby a few months ago and finally got around to making Grace and Emily summer aprons. I used a simple design and let the girls pick the trim and pocket style.

Apron
Grace chose a green trim along the bottom.

Pocket
And a small pocket on the right.

Apron

Ruffle
Emily chose a red ruffled trim.

Pocket
And a double pocket in the middle.

Apron
Her favorite part!

Apron
Now they just need to find a good cookie recipe to test them out on. :0)

Thank you for looking at our show and tell!


Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

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68 comments:

The Apron Queen said...

Oh, you know I'm loving these aprons! What a great job you did! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

I have wanted to make an apron for my granddaughter all summer. The ones you made for Grace and Emily are darling, Kelli! Maybe I'll get mine made after all!
Kathy

Anita said...

Congratulation on those pretty aprons, Kelli! And I am sure, finding a nice recipe won't be any problem! ;-)))

The strawberry fabric looks very pretty! Do you have anything left? Little fabric yoyos on the pockets would look quite nice, too!

We are enjoying the first days of our summer vacation. Summer is finally here, I love this hot weather!

Have a wonderful Friday!

XoX, Anita

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Your apron is so awesome! I'm wondering if you used a pattern or made it on your own, I love the prints. I'm sure you have lots of cookie recipes, now to pick a favorite one :).

Have a Fantastic Friday Kelli!
Kathi :)

Melissa Wertz said...

That is too cute! I have some lovely fabric in my stash (planned to smock dresses....) Now DD is too old or just will not wear them any more. Aprons will be fun!

Thanks for sharing!

The Berry's Patch said...

Those are too cute! You are so good with that sewing machine.

Brandee :-)

ceekay said...

Your little aprons are so cute. My post is up for this Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

Gattina said...

Looks very fresh and cute ! Even I would wear such an apron, usually I never do !

Jewelgirl said...

Aprons are making a comeback for
little girls and their cooking moms,
this strawberry apron is too cute!

Copper's Wife said...

Cute!!

Linda said...

Kelli,I love these darling aprons. When I was a little girl I had aprons too. I adore them and to this day I wear one daily. Hugs, Linda

Barbara H. said...

Oh, those are just darling! I am sure the girls love them.

Pink Slippers said...

The apron is very precious. What a blesssed girlie. You ahve me wanting to make one for my lil' cupcake. Did you use a pattern? My sewing is not very good but hey, I can sew. I'm visiting for the first time so I think I will join in show and tell. Thank you.

Anne Fannie said...

These are really cute aprons. I think my favorite is the red one.
Thank you for hosting Show and Tell Friday. This is my first time joining all of you!
Love, Ann

Carrie said...

Really cute aprons!

Muum said...

Those are lovely! I just love the pockets and special touches.

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

The girl's aprons are gorgeous. The coordinating green and red trims the girls chose look fabulous. I've nominated 'No Place Like Home' for a 'Blog of Excellence Award'
~Kalianne

Debbie said...

These remind me of my grandmother. She made lovely aprons. Yours are really pretty.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh Kelli...first you did a super job on both aprons. I must say I love the idea of the double pockets and I do like the red ruffle trim.

Have a great weekend.

LBP said...

Absolutely adorable. They are going to enjoy wearing those. I still have the little apron my great aunt made for me when I was about 5-6 years old. I'll have to post it one day.

Have a great weekend!

Linda

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

Those are adorable! I love the fabric. The girls must absolutely love them.

Gina

A Hint of Home said...

Those are sooooo sweet! I bet the girls are loving them.
You did a great job on them.

Dawn said...

Those are the cutest little aprons ever! :-)

Pattie said...

What lucky girls, to have such a creative mom! The aprons are so dang cute, Kelli.

I sense chocolate chip cookies in your near future...

Have a great weekend! :-)

Mrs.T said...

How cute! When you see my show & tell today, you'll know why I especially love that fabric!

God bless,
Mrs.T

Patty H. said...

What cute aprons! I know your girls love wearing them.
Blessings

Hadias said...

The aprons are adorable.

lusks said...

Such lovely aprons, as you can see I have joined your Friday group for the first time. Great Idea!!!!

Judy said...

I love the aprons. I want to make some for my granddaughters, maybe this fall.
It feels good to be back and feeling good again. Thanks for the well wishes.

Julieann said...

Hi Kelli--the aprons are just too cute--and I adore that material too.

Oh and also, we do have an IKEA here--I love that store--I think a trip there is in order very soon:) I had no idea they had table cloths there.
Happy Friday!

Julieann

Purple Princess said...

Those aprons are so neat.
my show and tell is a handkerchief
from Moldova.

Dianne said...

The girls' aprons are so sweet and pretty! I actually have patterns for aprons that I want to make one of these days.
diadsie.wordpress.com

Penless Thoughts said...

I think it's so nice you are teaching your girls to wear aprons.
Susan

Needled Mom said...

CUTE aprons. I know that they will love them. I really like the fabric and it does scream "summer."

Cathy said...

What precious little aprons, Kelli! You are so talented.

SAH in Suburbia said...

These are so cute. I'm totally loving them....fabulous fabric! So nicely done. I wonder if I could make something like that.....

Carla said...

Thank you for hosting this! The aprons are so cute! They really make a girl feel girly!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Kelli,
What a cute post. And you have as always given me wonderful inspiration.
I am baby sitting this morning but hopefully I'll have time to write a post this afternoon when I get home.
I have you have a Blessed
Show & Tell.

momof3azkids said...

I love the aprons, and the fabric is beautiful. Nice work!

Karen

Katy said...

Oh Kelli!!! Those look beautiful! You did such a fantastic job with them!!! :) Your girls are lucky. I would love to be able to do this for my daughter!

Julie said...

Those are too precious for words!

Tammy said...

So adorable!!! (I SO wish I could SEW!) :)

Julie said...

Those are darling!! I need to get brave and make an apron or two for my girls because they play restaranut all the time--I love the double pocket--great place for a pencil and notepad to take order!! Have great day. Julie

Nikki said...

Kelli, I'm so excited to finally participate in Show and Tell Friday!

Thank you!

Farrah said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!!! Bravo, Kelli! They are fabulous!

Schotzy said...

Homemade aprons are just so wonderful. They personify home and love to me! Lovely!

JanMary said...

Finally remembering to post on a friday and join in!

Kelly said...

Those turned out beautifully. I made my daughter some aprons for Christmas and they just love them.

Rob, Jen and three little monkeys said...

Thanks, had fun! Jen

Danielle said...

Kelli- I love those. I am showing off something I made, too.

TJ said...

They turned out beautiful! Great work.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sondra said...

Love your apron! I have a collection of old ones but I never wear them but keep them for when mom comes over. She always has one on.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Kelli,
The apron is adorable! You did a great job. I love the color combinations.
Diane

Lisa Ann said...

Very pretty aprons.

Terri said...

Kelli, you did a wonderful job on the aprons!

onthecreek said...

Love the aprons! It's neat to sew for your youngin's isn't it? I used to sew for my daughter and now she's sewing some too and doing a great job. Enjoying your blog!
Donna

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Hi Kelli!
Blogger was having some sort of problem yesterday and this morning, and I couldn't access your blog or link to Show and Tell until just a few minutes ago. Glad it seems to be finally resolved!
Wonderful that you made the lovely aprons for your daughters and that they enjoy wearing them! I do love the fabric! And they look charming on the girls!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Mrs. H. said...

Kelli,
These aprons are so cute!!! You are such a talented seamstress. :-) I love how you let your girls "personalize" them by making them each a little different according to their tastes. Precious!

Charlotte said...

Hi Kelli,
This is just a reminder that Mr. Linky is up now for our fist Spiritual Sundays sharing.
Blessings,

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

LOVE those aprons!!!!! Just perfect. I especially like the combination of fabrics with the strawberries and the green pocket! Just wonderful! Cora

Thru Pink Curtains said...

now i am inspired to make an apron too of which my daughter has been asking me to make!!!!!

Linda said...

Hi Kelli,

Darling aprons - I think I could even manage to make a few for myself! :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle said...

Your aprons are just beautiful! Hmmmm.. what kind of cookies??

Michelle

Julie said...

Those are really cute. They match and yet each girl has her own style. You are very talented.

Love Bears All Things said...

I couldn't open your blog at all the last day or so.
I forgot to participate in Show & Tell Friday. I actually forgot what day it was early that morning. The Lady and her Daughter who help me out changed their day here from Thursday to Friday so it was easy to confuse things. We got a good bit of packing done and that's a good thing.
I love Emily's apron! I like the big pocket and the red color.
I've copied the recipe above for ribs. I had seen it before but not made a copy. I will definitely try it soon. We like the country ribs that are a little larger than spare ribs. I think they are from the back bone.
Mama Bear

Kelly said...

GIRL THOSE APRONS NEED TO BE ON ETSY!!!!! toooooo cute!

love ya!!
kelly

crystal said...

So pretty! I need to make some aprons, just to find the time to do any sewing would be nice..lol. I hope the girls enjoy them!

Blessings

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