embroidery, patchwork

m is for mom

I was hanging out at my mom’s the other weekend and I suddenly realized that I’ve really only made her bags or purses.  And of course mother’s day was coming up, so I made an apron for her newly redecorated kitchen. 

I used the patchwork apron pattern from the book I Heart Patchwork (which I just spotted today that she’s selling her signed copies of the book for 25% off!).  All of the projects in that book are so fun and it makes it easy to make a personalized gift.
We had recently gotten my mom and dad a new set of dishes, so the apron is the start of a little set of things for her kitchen.  Oh, and the fact that I had to use a Christmas bear potholder to take something out of her oven really called me to action.
I added a little hand stitching along the patchwork border and embroidered a little ‘m’ on the pocket just in case my dad gets confused and thinks it’s his apron, haha.  But really, the ‘m’ is for either her first or last name since they both begin with ‘m’. The only thing that gave me any trouble was the waistband, I think I had to re-sew it about 3 times before getting it to the point where I was satisfied.  Anyway…
Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s day!  Glad you like your apron mom.

19 thoughts on “m is for mom

  1. Krista says:

    Christmas bear potholders? ((shudder))

    The apron is absolutely perfect! I see so many great things come from patterns of Rashida’s, I might need to pick up that book.

  2. Jacey says:

    It’s adorable! I love it! Thanks for the link to the Patchwork book; it’s been on my wishlist for quite some time!

  3. Ellen says:

    Very sweet! Don’t you love those burst of inspiration moments? The hand stitching adds a really nice touch.

  4. Poppyprint says:

    Oh! I made that apron, too! I love it, but rarely wear it. I just like looking at it hanging on the back of our basement door in the kitchen b/c it’s so darn pretty. What a lovely gift for your mom – I look forward to the new potholders!! Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday, too.

  5. Grandma G says:

    That’s great! What mom wouldn’t love receiving a gift like that!

  6. Jeannie says:

    I love that book and have made this one too and love it! You did an awesome job and matches her dishes perfect!

  7. Sarah R says:

    Yay for Martha! 😉

  8. Meg says:

    Lovely! Christmas bear potholders! hehe. Sounds like something my MIL would have. ;0)

  9. I love it, especially the hand-stitched details! And, yes that book is full of great projects and inspiration. Happy Mother’s Day to you!!!

  10. Really nice, Anna. Great gift idea, too. I still need a gift for my mother! I’m going to check out the book link.

  11. Dawn says:

    What a lovely apron!! I may have to make a few of those for Christmas presents. 🙂

  12. Really cute apron, I love all the cheery colors you used with the natural linen! I bet your mom just loved it:)

  13. Erin says:

    Anna: As always, you have such great taste in fabrics–a very tasteful use of lots of odds and ends. Your mom is very lucky!

  14. Elīna says:

    very nice colours!

  15. There you go w/ linen again – I love it! The patchwork is super cute & I love the added embroidery touches; what a nice gift! Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to YOU!

  16. SewTara says:

    Oh it’s so pretty!! I have that book, guess I should open it!

  17. Krista says:

    OK, I need to get that book! That’s really cute. Your mom is lucky!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.