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Friday, February 17, 2012

My Inspired Apron

I'll soon be attending Inspired - Soulful Artist Workshop at Donna Downey's studio. The only thing we're required to bring is an apron. Of course, I didn't want to use my kitchen aprons so I decided to buy one and embellish it. Here is how I turned my inexpensive white apron into a fun, personalized project.

I started with chipboard letters to use as a mask for misting the monogram. I used my favorite Mister Huey's (Dewey.)
Just to give it some "character", I soaked one of the ties in coffee. lol Just kidding, it was obviously an accident, but I just had to share. Maybe my craft table isn't the best spot for my coffee.
I stamped the image at the bottom with several different colors of Mister Huey's. I wasn't thrilled (actually hated) the stamping in the upper corners, so I cut out some fabric flowers and glued them down with some cute buttons and now I love it!


I had a cute little scrap of fabric lying around (already cut into a scalloped shape) and thought it would be adorable on the pocket. I do believe in full disclosure, so I must admit that on my first attempt to top-stitch the scallop, I.sewed.the.pocket.closed. lol Thankfully, I do own a seam ripper and it was easily fixed.
For the little dots, I used Faber-Castell artist pens.


I truly can't wait to be inspired by Donna, Christy Tomlinson and all the participants at the retreat! A special thanks to my dear husband -- without his support, I wouldn't be able to follow my passion and go play in some paint while he holds down the fort! ♥

11 comments:

  1. Love the idea of this!! It looks great!!

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  2. So pretty! I took a class from Donna years ago. She's great!

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  3. Me too - love this idea of an altered apron. Don't have the guts to do it yet...but your post might make me at least buy the apron! LOL!! Have a wonderful time - my GF went with her sister and mom. They had a FAB time! ENJOY!

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  4. Your apron turned out great! So cute.

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  5. Ok first of all, I'm so jealous that you are attending that awesome class! But I'm glad you get to go.

    Your apron is flippin' adorable! Awesome job!

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  6. So, so cute, Sherry! I think it's adorable... love the scallop on the pocket! Have fun on Thursday!

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  7. Hi! Great idea! This is my first visit to your blog. May I just say that I am in lust with your craft room! Found you via our discussion of "Why Blog?" on Scrapbook.com. Cheers, Tessa

    P.S. not the same Tessa as the one 2 comments above. MUST now go check out her Blog! :)

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  8. Sherry! How cute that apron is! I'm so excited you got to take the class. It sounds like it was a great time and very inspiring.

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