Well the May Amy Butler In Stitches Sew-Along assignment was the cute little pleated apron. It’s almost the end of June and I have two confessions:
1) I’m well past the deadline. C’est la vie!
2) I majorly overhauled this pattern.
I freehanded this apron design using 4 French themed dishcloths. The AB pleated apron is, no doubt, tres chic but I have an uncanny knack for spilling things on myself. The problem is that when I spill it’s typically on my upper half. I’m also quite incapable of doing dishes without the need for scuba gear so I thought a full length apron would be much more useful. I also made my apron reversible (the other side is exactly the same) so that when I am all dirty having prepared a 5-course meal for guests, I can simply reverse the apron and voila – a clean apron.
Paula Deen’s recipe for Peanut Butter Brownies in the cutest little July 4th cupcake liners. They looked even better after they were baked. I made 60 of them for a BBQ last week and they were the only things gone at the end of the BBQ. That Paula Deen, what would I do without her.
A beautiful gift from my friend Joey. It was such a pleasant surprise to receive this in the mail. I do my fair share of ordering things online while living in Korea but I always love the unexpected package. She got us this amazing bowl made from the root of a tree and some beautiful table linens. I think she got these things from my fave store which makes this gift all the more sweet. (Peaches are not included).