Sunday, 31 August 2008

Staying clean!

I know that I will never be a domesticity queen because I'm really not into cooking. And just to make everything clear I'm also not into cleaning and ironing! However, my sweet tooth gives me just enough motivation to bake some cupcakes or muffins once in a while. And because I'm also not into doing laundry that much I thought that keeping my clothes stain free would be a good idea. So I decided to make the reversible apron from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing. And one last thing...as much as I would love a linen apron with beautiful embroideries and/or appliqués (like the book suggests) I don't think that it would look good with spaghetti sauce on it ;)

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

Clo your apron is adorable and so completely original. I also notice your fantastic wood floors, all aged and showing a beautiful patina, love them!! I'm with you on the cooking thing, I hate it!!

Di said...

Great apron! I love it!! I agree, I love to cook but I hate cleaning up after me! Aprons certainly do keep the clothes clean!!

two hippos said...

I love your patchwork apron and its reversable too, just the thing to wear for making yummy cupcakes.

Jackie said...

The Sewing Goddess strikes again! You could get spaghetti sauce on that and mustard and blueberry juice and none of it would show. Perfect fabric choice- did you do the patchwork or did the fabric come that way?

Ali said...

I'd say it was impossible not to be a domestic queen with such a fine apron!

There's more to royalty than cooking, cleaning and ironing!

Rebecca said...

so colorful, i love the plaid. and the design, too. it's so sleek.

ingrid said...

It's too cute, Clo! I love it!

painted fish studio said...

it's fabulous! i'd be inspired to cook if i had such a beautiful apron. or just dance around the house with it on...

Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

Very cute! I love the plaid patchwork. Good call on the embroider linen. Funny thing - I got an email this morning from my library saying this book is waiting for me to pick up and check out.

iknitipurl said...

Love the apron. I've really been wanting to pick up some of this fabric for a while. Now you gave me a reason to.

Crystal said...

Looks great!

Molly said...

Very cute apron--perfect with spaghetti sauce, as you say.

Erin said...

You little Domestic Goddess! Don't you know that Baking is the highest form of Domesticity?? Love the apron! Thanks again for the comments on My Mom's b-day!

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Hey great apron! Was it tricky? And hows the length? I've always thought it seems a little short in the book but your's looks so stylish!

debbie said...

love the apron! i don't cook or clean all that much yet i love all things domestic...wierd, huh? love your blog!

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Claudia, the zakak book is great but the squirrel is so shockingly simple!! I was amazed and slightly disappointed as you just cut it out of the felt and sew around, but how does something so simple look so great? Have you seen some sample pages over at softiescentral.typepad.com and greenjello.typepad.com - cute cute cute! Whats your favourite sewing book you own?

Ritz said...

I LOVE that you used a madras! I've been dreaming about buying some and using it all summer but have resisted since I have too much fabric and too many projects already!