My mom called me shortly before Christmas to ask me to make an apron for my beautiful niece Ari, who likes to help her Nana bake cookies in the kitchen. (Evidently Ari doesn't like playing with toys as much as she likes doing things with grownups.) After thinking on it for a few minutes, I realized that Ari totally needed a tiny chef's hat to go with her little apron. Then I thought that perhaps what would really make my mom's day was if she and Ari had matching aprons and hats.
I spent part of a day of finals week whipping these up in the Costume Shop, while DH was taking his last two exams.
Both sets for size comparison:
Mom's hat and apron:
Ari's hat and apron:
And finally mom and Ari after opening them on Christmas Eve:
I wish I had more time to work on them, because I really would have loved to add "Ari" and "Nana" to them somewhere. Perhaps embroidered on the pockets. But I really wanted to make sure the package got there by Christmas, so I just went ahead and sent them out. Though she looks a bit sad in this picture, I'm told she was quite excited by her hat.
Just for fun, I also included some felt play food for Ari, even though she's a bit young for it. You can see it here: First Shot at Felt Food for my Niece