Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hanging Around Clever Karen - Episode 19

Broken Teacup Necklace with Soldered Edges

Sorry I haven't been hanging around very much in this corner of the blog world. All my clever energy is being consumed at iFifth - posting there, planning lessons, correcting papers, and all the wonderful and mundane stuff that is a part of being a classroom teacher. Hope you all are well - I miss being here!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Toile Provence Smock Apron

If you have a really good memory, you may recall the story of the upside down toile apron from last Christmas. That project was tucked away to be finished in the summertime, and I made another provence apron to give as a Christmas gift.

So here is the completed apron in all its upside fabric glory. I put red bias binding around the edges - not sure if I love it. But the style of the apron is wonderful. (Note: the directions for the binding are a bit confusing. But the designer of the apron visited here and offered to send unedited directions! See the comments to get her contact info.)

My favorite part is the criss-crossed straps in the back.

The pattern comes from A Is for Apron by Nathalie Mornu. This book has the cutest apron ideas! And here are the directions on how I used the Block Poster website to enlarge a scan of the pattern from the book.


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