Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Apron Tablecloth...so CUTE!

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Hi everyone,

I went to a fun country fair last week and found this vintage red gingham apron used as a tablecloth. It was so cute and creative that I had to take a picture. So glad I had my camera! I'm thinkin' I'll have to use one of my vintage aprons as a tablecloth some day!


The white Wrights rick-rack which also adorns the apron really gives it a great touch, Yay for the 50's! If you want to make a vintage apron, check out my newest book, Sewing Vintage Aprons! There is a half apron with black stitching and black rick rack!


As long as we are talking about food and aprons, I wanted to share a picture of my grandson, Ryan. He loves to bake and so here we are making sugar cookies! He also has a play set of sugar cookies. They are wooden with wooden frosting that you attach with velcro...even comes with a cookie sheet, spatula, oven mitt...which he never forgets! We made the "oven" out of a cardboard box and we colored the handles and windows with Crayola crayons. The wooden sugar cookies are fun to play with ....even for grandma! haha (I like the way the real cookies taste, much better!)


We made my favorite sugar cookie recipe! I've been making it for over 35 years.

Sugar Cookies-Our favorite!
1 C butter (real is best)
1-2/3 C sugar
2 eggs
3 t vanilla
3-1/2 C flour
2-1/2 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer. Add eggs and vanilla and cream until light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking power and salt into wet ingredients and mix well. Let chill in refrigerator for 1 hour. Roll out on floured board. Cut out and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Makes about 5 + dozen.


I couldn't forget my grand daughter, Evelyn (named after my dad's mother)...Here she is trying to crawl. About 4 months old. She is now 7 months old. I LOVE her in these white crop pants! Just too cute! She is laying on top of a blanket that my maternal grandmother made for MY daughter. It is 25 years old and has been loved a lot!

The child's blanket is very simple to make,

You will need:
(2) two yard lengths of fabric (make one length flannel, prewash and press fabrics)
2 yards 80/20 Fairfield batting
1 spool 50 weight Aurifil thread, to match fabric
Lion Brand Jamie yarn to match or coordinate with fabric
(1) Gold Eye Taspestry needle by Clover
Blue painters tape

Layer backing flannel, face down onto large table or floor. Tape around the edges with blue tape. Layer batting, layer topping fabric, face up. Thread needle with yarn. You may want to have several of thse ready to go to save time. With a piece of cardboard or tag board, create a 4" square. Use the square to position each "tie" of yarn. Create a tie with the yard by going through all three layers of the quilt. Go across the quilt and when you run our of yarn, stop and cut the yard between stitches. Tie each yarn into a square knot. Repeat and cover the quilt with ties! Very cute!
Remove the painters tape and turn the top fabric over to the bottom fabric, create a hem and stitch it down with your sewing machine!

Hug yourself in a quilt! and eat some comfort food....maaaaybe some sugar cookies!

xoxo
Denise

1 comment :

  1. Love this entry! Think I'll be making a blanket and some cookies soon!!!

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