Friday, October 19, 2007

Cone of Silence

Ok -- does anyone else remember the Cone of Silence from the old Get Smart show? Ya know -- they were supposed to use it to talk about super secret stuff? Well, my own personal Cone of Silence has been lifted!!! YEAH!! I can now talk about all that super secret sewing I've been doing!

So, what have I been making? Aprons. Lots and lots of aprons. They are for a new pattern that is being introduced at market by Tammy Tadd Designs. If you'd like to see two of them (one in child and adult size) go on over to Tammy's Blog and check them out. Yep, the two aprons hanging on the dressmaker's forms were made by yours truly! I've also made a few others to be used/worn at market.



I love, love, love the new Lakehouse fabrics I was playing with as well. The colors are soft, fun, and a little bit old fashioned. Not my usual palate of in-your-face brights -- but oh so fun all the same. I can so see myself going crazy when these make it to the stores. Not to mention the new hydrangeas that I haven't played with :0).



And did I mention that the pattern is for both adults and children's aprons?? So, like any self-respecting crafty mommy -- I made one for my own little one. I finally found something I wanted to cut into my Freshcut stash for. Hehehehehe. I didn't have any rick rack in the house (and for any of you who wouldn't be caught dead without any in the house -- um, well, what can I say?) for the trim -- but I love how the prairie points work on this one.


As for the pattern? It's fun -- and simple -- and easy! Really. I've made 8 of them in the last two weeks -- so it HAS to be simple and fast right? I can just see holiday themed aprons popping up at my house too -- we have to wear SOMETHING to protect our clothes for Christmas cookie baking right?


So, the last of the quilt market sewing I'm doing is done, I STILL need to post about all the goodies I got in the mail, and my mother is coming for a visit in SIX DAYS!!! Ok, I need to finish binding the quilt for the guest room, and, um, I think I need to clean, desperately! I'd better get going!

15 comments:

Nan said...

Ah yes - the Cone of Silence! I miss that show! Your aprons are gorgeous! Good for you, Angela!! I do think my favorite is the one with prairie points - that is so cute!
You know your mom won't care if your house looks 'lived-in' - she'll be so happy to see you and her grandbaby, she won't even notice, I betcha!

Nan said...

I'm baaaaaaackkk!! I went over to Tammy's blog and saw the aprons - they are lovely!

Linda said...

Terrific aprons Angela, now you know we'll want to see your little "angel" in her new apron, covered in flour.

kristin L said...

Cute, cute, cutey cute cute! Now you must show the mommy daughter set "in situ."

Karyn said...

Awesome aprons Angela and I love the fabrics you used!

Bren said...

I love your aprons!! Great surprise!

andsewitis Holly said...

Those aprons are adorable. I like how wide they are across the chest. The ones I wear at work are narrow and end up over one boob and not the other -so awkward :P They would make great Christmas presents.

I have yarn in the same colors as your ribbon yarn that I have been meaning to make a scarf out of. I love your socks, too.

katelnorth said...

Actually, I think I do have some rickrack in my stash - about 8 inches of it which someone sent me in a packet of mixed embellishment stuff. Probably not quite enough for an apron, though. :)

cher said...

what a star you are with those adorable aprons! way to whip them out and I really like the prairie points a lot. good luck getting ready for your mom's visit and your sock rocks!

Lisa D. said...

Such a TEASE! It's fun to finally see a little glimpse of what you've been working on. Love the aprons! Very cute, especially the one with the prairie points. Love it!

corry said...

Lovely aprons! Love the fabric too!

gwen said...

Very well done, you can be very proud, well I bet your mother will be when she comes. I like very much the prairie points too. Take care.

Felicia said...

What delightful aprons. I'm glad you're making some for yourself :)

Sue in western WA said...

I think those Prairie Points on the apron have to be better than mere rickrack! Soooo cute! What do we have to do to get on your Christmas gift list? ;- )

Tammy Tadd said...

Angela!! Thanks so much for all of your help with the aprons! I will have to find something really fun to bring you back from Houston!

See ya when we get back!