Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Day of the Dead Apron
(double-click on the image to get a closer up view of this fun fabric!)
Shilo has become a big girl and moved into her own apartment. We thought we might wake up some mornings to find her in the guest room, and she did leave a toothbrush for just such instances, but as of yet that has not happened. She's been "gone" now for a bit over a month, so I think those first scary nights are far behind her. She's been making lists of things that she needs or wants for her new life. After writing one of these lists, she let me know that she desperately needed an apron. This from the girl who was NEVER - EVER - going to cook anything besides macaroni and cheese. She has found that cooking is kind of fun, and even rewarding at the end. Well I'll be darned. Who woulda thunk it.
I couldn't quite decide what fabric to use. I knew Shilo needed something bright, fun and funky, but hadn't found just the perfect fabric yet. Until....
One fateful evening when I opened my front door to find this sweet bag hanging on the doorknob. The colors, yo-yo clasp, and pattern screams The Happy Zombie so I knew that this was the prize I had won for playing along with Monica's hide 'n seek game and guessing that she was in Phoenix, Arizona for a quick trip. I LOVE this little bag and have used it almost everyday since. But that fabric. THAT FABRIC. THAT screams of Shilo. She has this weird (well, I think it's weird anyway), liking for skulls. Not the scary kind, but the almost silly kind. She has them on her keyring, as candle holders, tattooed on her arm... I quickly emailed Monica to ask her where she got that fabric because I needed some.
Hers came from Phoenix, but with a quick search of etsy I found this similar Day of the Dead fabric by Alexander Henry. Cute! Two contrasting fabrics, a little bit of pom-pom trim for a Fiesta flare and Shilo's apron was born. It's so perfectly her. She had better be making her Mama something yummy while she's wearing it...
Posted by Paula at 7:05 PM