When I saw the pattern for “Granny’s Clothespin Apron” in One Yard Wonders I knew it was a project I had to make. My clothespins are stored in a white plastic bucket that we inherited when we bought this house. There is really nothing wrong with the bucket, but this apron would be so much prettier and how easy to just grab the pins out of the apron as you hang the laundry!
Of course, I couldn’t make “Granny’s Clothespin Apron” out of anything else but my granny’s fabric. There were a number of fabric contenders, from very retro to modern quilting fabrics, but in the end I choose something that really looked like it came out of Gran’s fabrics, the type of fabric she used all the time for her projects.
It was really easy to make (except for one step where I read the directions wrong and accidently sewed the two pieces together backwards…sigh….) and it turned out fine even though I had quite a bit less than a yard of this fabric and had to cut the waist ties a few inches short.
I was so excited to put this on yesterday to bring in the laundry! (I really am easy to please.) It was so much nicer to just slide each pin into the apron as I took the clothes off the line, rather than bending down to put them into the bucket each time. And it made me feel a little more like the accomplished “manager of the household” that I strive to be. Ahh..the power of the right outfit!
Now the fun part – in honor of my 101st post (I can’t believe that I have written 101 posts! Hats off to you if you have actually read all 101 – thanks for being here!) I am hosting a giveaway. The prize…. a clothespin apron made just for you! Now, if you don’t have a clothesline, or just wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a clothespin apron (I know you’re out there…) I don’t want to leave you out, so I will also make a reusable fabric shopping bag as a prize if you would prefer. The fun part – you choose the colour and I will make the item of your choice out of one of my grandmother’s fabrics. I will happily send these items anywhere, so everyone can enter.
How to Enter:
1. Leave me a comment telling me which item you would like to win (apron or bag) and your favourite colour.
2. If you are a regular reader of my blog, leave a second comment letting me know that you are and you will have a second chance to win.
Good luck! I will leave the comments open all week and announce the winner Friday evening.