Here it is... my first finished Christmas gift. An excess of large girly scraps inspired this simple patchwork toddler apron for a special little 2-year-old. I think 2 is just the right age to really begin painting and stirring the batter in ernest, right? I hope this little apron will see lots of washing!
I made this apron in 5" squares all from scrap. In the end, I wasn't in love with how the patchwork turned out, so I decided to make it reversible with Freebird Ovals by Moda in melon on the back. It's a fun, lively print that is both gender-neutral and ideal for hiding paint stains! Since this little girl is soon to be a big-sister, I thought my apron might find it's way to a little boy someday.
So, with that in mind, I ask my little boy to model it for us. As soon as I tied it on, he was off to the chalk board.
And so busy, busy, busy that I could not get a clear shot in the dark lighting....
Until he paused by this morning's bead sculpture to tell me that it's a good apron. Melt my heart.
It feels good to have gotten started on Christmas gifts. I still don't know what I will be making any of the men on my list... Any suggestions?