I'm still impressed!! There's a digitizing class being run regularly close to where I work, and I've been thinking of signing up to learn the basics. I've done all the exercises in the manual, but so far don't like the results as well as the finished embroideries I can buy online. I'm addicted to http://www.urbanthreads.com/
*LoL* You're right about the snow! The aprons were photographed on completion in a period spanning no more than a couple of weeks, but we've been having funny weather - a few days of sunshine and thaw and then a week of incessant snow before the sun peeks out again... It's mostly visible on the trees - there's still a lot of snow on the ground
It seems all my girlfriends' birthdays are either in February and March, so I've been on a roll sewing aprons for a bunch of them. All fabric was bought on eBay and I had a lot of fun finding the perfect print to reflect the receivers likes and color preferences
Pattern is Butterick B4945.
Blue and brown apron:
Now I think I'll need to make one for myself as well, but first I've got to find that perfect fabric....
Oooh! Very pretty What a clever idea to use a removable iron-on underlay! I live in Norway, and haven't found freezer paper in stores here either. I usually use contact paper - the vinyl-ish thingie with glue on the back - it works well too, but can be a hassle if you have small details in your stencils.
-Sewing over pins (I never ever baste unless it's an absolute necessity..) -Constantly buying more fabric that more often than not end up in storage for ages and ages before I get around to make something from it. -Dropping snips of thread and fabric right down on the floor even tho' my waste bucket is only half a foot away -Never drawing in the seam allowance when I draft patterns (I just cut them on visual guesstimate when I cut the fabric) -Leaving pieces of thread/fabric all over the house
My BF could probably give you an even longer list... *lol*