Monday, January 19, 2009

Homemade goodness

Our good friends got married yesterday and gave us the excuse to make cool things for them. We both really got into the making.

I am going to assume that by now they have gotten to the important part of being married known as opening a bunch of presents from your super cool friends. And if they haven't and you are them then get to it!

I have had the idea since I heard they were getting married that Cindy should get a really cool apron. She loves to cook and is great at it and sometimes it is kind of funny because cooking is thought of as domestic and homey but she is a totally rockin' chick. Sort of like me and sewing and how that doesn't quite seem to go together sometimes... Anyway thinking about this dichotomy I came up with the idea that on one side the apron should be sweet and french and kind of romantic and the other side might be more- let's say aggressive...

I saw this Japanese fabric and knew it was perfect but by the time I was ready to get it I could only find it direct from an independent seller in Japan! But nothing else would do so I ordered it and when I saw it in person I knew I had made the right choice. Isn't it fantastic?! The Japanese really do awesome cotton prints. (Click on the picture to see it bigger and check out the shops along the street. The cuteness is really too much!)

Cindy's Apron

For the other side I had a lot of options in red but fewer in pink which is what I really wanted it to be. I think this turned out just right.

Cindy's Apron

The icing on the project was getting to use some of Cindy's grandmother's lace on the trim which Cindy gave me in a big box of things earlier in the year. I also have to give it up to Lotta Jansdotter again for putting out a book from which I have made at least five projects and all of them have been successful. They are all simple and graceful and useful (which is really the best as I don't seem to be able to make things when I can't see them getting used.)

The second part is super funny if you know Matt and Cindy. Seńor made this totally awesome, completely personalized card for them. (The snow people and cloud are cut out and set up off the card with foam.)

Card for Cindy and Matt

Yay for homemade goodness!

* the apron actually is very flattering if you don't have a big belly in the way.

1 comment:

Mom A said...

Lovely. And what a treat to be able to use some things that came from her Grandmother. Best wishes to the newly weds.