MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Another gift off my list!

I just finished sewing this apron that will be gifted to a friend who likes to bake...



The pattern is a commercial one - McCall's M5551.


- There are lots of great ideas for jar gifts HERE.

- Have a drool cloth handy while you have a peek at THESE pretty sewing accouterments!

- Who knew wire coat hangers could, instead of being in a tangle in your closet, become something THIS cool!

- Although THESE are shown in the context of being used for weddings, wouldn't they make great Christmas gifts too?

- THESE would make pretty inserts for special hand made Christmas cards.

- Many of you are familiar with the wonderful mystery quilt projects that Bonnie Hunter shares and, in case you missed it, HERE is part one of the newest quilt.

- Have a peek at the inspired adult version of an advent calendar found HERE!

- THIS is a nice scarf pattern.  It's one that will stay in place.  And THIS is a similar design, but more shawl-like.

- Another really clever idea for a cute gift can be found HERE.

- With the current interest in anything plaid, perhaps THIS might catch your fancy.

Another quote from an unknown source..."When buying from a hand maker, you're buying more than just an object.  You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation.  You are buying days, weeks & months of frustration and moments of pure joy.  You aren't just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone's life.  Most importantly, you're buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about"




17 comments:

  1. That's a great apron. I'm pinning some of these links for later. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. I like to wear an apron. I usually use one of those white chef aprons. Mine have a lot of spots and I have looked at it and thought about all the clothes that it has protected. I don't actually know another person that uses an apron.
    xx, Carol

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  3. Beautiful apron and a very thoughtful gift. It reminds me of my mum. She used to make them to sell a craft shows. I still have a few tucked away.

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  4. Anonymous12:39 PM

    Oh, that comment, Mary Ann! Someone put my thoughts and feelings into words. Although I do more gifting than selling, the same sentiment still applies. Thank you for this great start to my day! Cris in MT

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    1. Thanks Cris! I admit I gift more than I sell too, but I AM trying to sell my barn landscapes because otherwise I don't have a clue what I'm going to do with them

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  5. Gorgeous apron! I used to wear one when I was bread making! Don’t seem to make any these days, but it’s so sensible to wear one!
    Love the shawl scarf!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  6. What a pretty apron. Your friend will be tickled, I'm sure. And those little cross stitched boxes!!! Gasp. Too amazing for words!

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    1. I hope she likes it - she doesn't do as much baking as she once did, but I'm pretty sure she uses an apron on a daily basis.

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  7. Love the apron pattern. Around the neck is the best.

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    1. I like the bib style too, mainly because if I'm going to goober it's going to be there!

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  8. Oh I have loved these, I have been given chocolate Swiss roll everywhere I've been here in the UK so I loved the towel design! Also the recipe cards are perfect for a christmas gift we are doing - thank you!
    Wren x

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    2. You're welcome! It makes me happy when I find a link or two that someone can use.

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  9. Wonderful Apron and such a practical but pretty gift. You certainly do find the most interestng links. I LOVE those sewing “boxes”. I am swooning with delight. December Delight Dear...xo

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  10. Aprons seem to be making a come back. Just having pockets is handy.

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  11. Very pretty apron. I'm catching up on blog posts - been away for a few days with no internet. The coathanger tree is a great idea too.

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