I spent way too long setting this shot up. It resulted in me screaming at Sadie who had swiped the vintage buttons and was tearing them off the card, and then defensively explaining to Pete why the photo-styling was really important to me at that very moment, and yes, I had to do it all right there at the kitchen table because the light is best there. sigh. I think it turned out pretty good (for all that, thank you family for helping me pretend I live in a Japanese craft-book) you can see I am still fully into this red-work look. the lovely basket was one of many things I have received from Hillary, thank you.
apron #1: from the 4-pack of dish towels I made these 4 aprons. twill tape and extra fabrics were all from my stash, the rule here for me was no extra purchases except the dish towels. and I stuck with the rules, for once. also, no hand sewing. these were to be quick and easy. I did zig-zag embellishment on the twill tape here and no pleats on this one. way to bulky.
apron #2: I swiped this pocket design from a Japanese apron I saw in a craft book. super easy to do and really fun. twill tape is my best new friend and makes a great binding, too. The pleats here were so easy because I just used the plaid as a guide. does that make sense?
apron #3: no, there is nothing in this bowl. this pocket looks a bit more like a stuck on clutch, but I like it anyway. it ties in back.
apron #4: I ran out of the natural color of twill tape here, so switched to brown. I would have had enough but I kept making the ties on the aprons tie in front which takes a LOT of tape.
okay, please remember that you only have to do one for Tie One On. these were even easier than I thought and were super fun and satisfying. family and friends, please act surprised when you get one for Christmas and let me know if you want dibs on one. wooden spoon and white bowl not included.