May was a bit of a whirlwind. I was out of town twice (for the Tinkerbell 10K at Disneyland with my sister and some friends, and then to Monterey for a relaxing couple of days with my husband) and I threw a birthday party for my three year old daughter in between. For all these reasons and some previous procrastinating, the apron and chef's hat I had planned to make for her birthday was a belated gift. ;-)
I've made three sets of these before and I just love them. The pattern (links to patterns available on Making It Fun) is thorough and it's a well finished product. My son loves his Very Hungry Caterpillar set and my daughter is quite pleased to have her own. She was even willing to do a bit of wiggly modeling.
A little blurry, but I wanted to show how I tie the apron on the tiny child. The neck strap has an adjustable D ring, but if I cinched it up tight enough to keep the apron from nearly dragging on the floor it would be choking her. So, I put the waist straps through the neck loop before I tie them which keeps the apron up nicely. It will grow with her for many years. The hat has a velcro closure, so it will also fit for quite some time. Truth be told, it's a little big for her at the moment.
She was "over it" on the modeling so here's the other side of the reversible apron.
I'm linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes for completing my May goal and the Sew Darn Crafty link-up.
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This finish is one of my Q2 Finish Along goals. I'm linking up with the Q2 Finishes party.
Here is my second entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side. Ironically, both are paper-pieced mini quilts that I've given away.
My Blogiversary Scrap Attack mini quilt was made as a giveaway on my blog to celebrate my 1st anniversary of blogging. I think there are 68 unique fabrics (many from my 1.5" and 2.5" strip scraps) on this 12" by 12" mini quilt. It's paper-pieced from the Scrap Attack pattern by Diane and From Blank Pages. I'm entering this into the Scrappy Quilts category.
I had a lot of fun quilting it with a bunch of different patterns.
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I've been enjoying viewing the Blogger's Quilt Festival for the past year or so over at Amy's Creative Side. Lots of great stuff over there! This year I've decided to actually enter a couple quilts.
I'm entering the mini I made for the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap into the Mini Quilts category. It was the second time I've paper pieced (the first being Ribbit from many years ago).
I had been admiring all the adorable #swakswap envelope blocks on IG and Flickr and just had to make some. My partner in the swap likes Tula Pink, so I took this as a great excuse to start my Tula stash (I was a little late to the party). The mini measures 13.5" by 13.5" I did some simple stitch in the ditch quilting around the outside edge of the envelopes and around the feature fabric since I didn't want the quilting to detract from the adorable blocks. I have one reject block left for me to use in my own project (you can see it in my original post), but I've yet to make any more for myself.
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