Well I have been busy making some more Adult sized aprons to be Christmas presents.
The first was for a gardener, who was fond of the colour Aubergine. Having ransacked my stock of recycled fabrics I ended up using this marbled green for the apron and added the aubergine by way of the heart on the can and butterflies on the bib. Its longer than I normally do by special request.
I was quite pleased with it, I even managed to find a slightly darker version of the watering can fabric to do the shaded side of the handle! A bit subtle, and I did think afterwards I should have done holes in the spout!
I never know when to stop when it comes to the Butterflies - I was going to add plain spots of colour on the tips but decided less was more! I hand embroidered their antennae.
The request for an apron for a music lover made a lovely challenge! I chose a violin as it had nice details and seemed "do-able". I decided against putting a bow across it as it would just have been a black line. The music notes came out well, nice and curvy!
I used corduroy for the body of the violin, which added another dimension. The strings showed up well, I used a zig zag stitch in grey thread.
It certainly made a nice change from doing Butterflies and Cupcakes!