Juliet Apron

I’ve been pattern testing again.  This time I was testing this cute apron pattern from Puking Pastilles  (If you’ve read the Harry Potter series you are probably smiling right now, and if you haven’t read them…well…you really should).  Despite my aside right there her blog isn’t actually about Harry Potter, but it is full of really fun sewing patterns, like the cape I made my nephew last week.   

I really enjoyed making the apron.  I learned how to do two things I had never done before – piping and knife pleats.  She made both really easy and I can’t wait to do some more.  I also just really love the design and if I had lots of little girls in my life I would happily make a whole bunch of these. 

The apron was also a  perfect use for some of Gran’s fabric.  I just love those happy-looking flowers and I think they look great with the gingham and blue.  (And in case you are wondering, that is our brand new kitchen floor pictured under the apron…another week-end or two and the kitchen might actually be done!!  Yipppee!) 

I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the apron outside, too.  It was gorgeous here today.  Unseasonably warm and sunny, and you could actually listen to the snow melting!

And this little guy came to say hello to me too.  His name is Bailey and he thinks he belongs to our house and spends much of his time scratching at the door and meowing to be let in, or sunning himself on the deck, or crawling into your lap if you’re outside in the summer.   (Until his real owners come home that is,  and then he becomes a streak of orange running under the fence.) 

He loves to be picked up and he purrs before you even pet him.  I love a cat with a strong purr.  It’s very validating (even when he ignores me and purrs at the parsley plant in the window…)

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