Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A funky duet

My next set of gifts is made from the Duet Pattern from YouCanMakeThis.com . The design and instructions are by my girl Kimberbell. I drew the patterns and the graphics for this one, but this was my first time to actually try it out. I am THRILLED with the results!!!

These duets are for Martha and Rachel, a mother-daughter pair I have been friends with since my postdoc days. I always think of Rachel as a rosy cheeked, fluffy headed toddler, but she is almost as tall as her mom now (waahhh)! So instead of making the adult/child combo, I made two mirror-image adult-sized aprons. Martha and Rachel are always great about sending us meaningful gifts well in advance of Christmas. I usually manage to reciprocate around oh...July or so. This year I am going to shock them by gifting on time!!!

The fabrics and trim are 100% stash. The funky striped floral fabric was another $1.99/yard score from Affordable Fabrics last year. Every time I looked at it, I would think of Martha and Rachel. I mixed it with a pretty tonal aqua and some black and white checks. The center seam is trimmed with sunny yellow rick-rack. I'm really happy with the retro-funky way the fabrics came together.

There is still time to post and win three of my eBooks! I'll do the drawing tonight (12/2)!


Dawn said...

Love the aprons and your fabric choices-what a great present.

Teresa Pomerantz said...

those are really nice aprons- bet they will love them. Love the embroidery- I really need to get mine out.

Jen / Jinkies said...

Darling!! I can't wait to receive my fabrics from JoAnns to make some of these aprons!proo

Kris said...

Sweet job, Carla! I'm excited to have found your blog and will be an avid follower! :)

Kim said...

YEA!!! Those aprons turned out GREAT Carla! They are going to be so happy with those. You crack me up about the time factor on getting these to them. LOL! I love it!

Kim :)