This month kicks off our Apron Challenge! Psst, more info can be found on the right sidebar, in case you missed the intro post. For October I wanted to do something Halloween-themed, of course. I had one yard of vintage fabric in my stash that was whispering about its desire to be a pencil skirt. But once I spied those zigzags in Ghost White, Elphaba Green and Pumpkin Orange, I knew to look no further.
I used Heat 'n Bond to adhere the spooky eyes across the bottom edge. They were cut out from a roll of 3" inch wide black ribbon. And while wandering down the isle of trims, looking for inspiration, I came across the perfect saucy fringe. lol
And to make life on the Homestead a bit more interesting, we discovered a stray kitten a couple weeks ago. He was hiding out in the garage, and after a few days of living on our side porch, he grew accustomed to the noises of our farmhouse. He's enjoying life on the inside now!
Because I found him on our thirteenth wedding anniversary, I decided to name him Dreizehn. This means thirteen in German which the kids dislike, so we agreed to call him Zehny (pronounced 'zanny'). Zehny makes a cool six cats at our house. Such a tolerate Hubby, I have!
But back to the aprons . . . I'd love to see what you ladies have been creating! Remember to post your progress and finished photos in our photo bucket album (a link can be found at the right side bar as well). I have plans to do holiday-themed aprons for the next couple of months, but then I'll be changing it up to suit my yearly routine a bit more. Thanks for sewing along!
|Yes, that blur back there is Zehny!|