DIY Apron

I’ve come across several adorable aprons over the past year.  Are cutesy retro aprons coming back in style?  But would I dare get food on these?

This one is from the Heritage House in the Heritage Village in Crystal River.

DIY ApronFound these lovelies at the Anthropologie in Hyde Park in Tampa.

DIY Apron

I’ve also seen several versions at craft shows.  And if they are being sold at craft shows, why am I not busy making them???

But I usually have to have a reason to make something–so I decided that I needed an apron for a special photo shoot.

Picked up this pattern and some gingham at Jo-anne’s.  They didn’t have the shade of blue that I wanted but I didn’t have time to order the fabric online so just went with it.  The pattern was really easy.

DIY Apron

I wanted to embellish this apron with yo-yos.  (If you don’t know how to make yo-yos, click here for directions.)  I love Moda fabrics and had picked up a charm pack of 5″ quilt squares at our local quilt shop, Tomorrow’s Treasures, sometime last year.  I picked out some coordinating squares from the charm pack to use for the yo-yos.

DIY Apron

DIY Apron

Ready for the photo shoot!

DIY Apron
That’s my banjo! And Andrew’s got the grandkid’s guitar!

DIY Apron

This was what we originally envisioned the photos for.

DIY Apron
That’s a pic of “Mattie the Cattie that thinks she’s a dog” on the big porta potti!  She couldn’t make it since she doesn’t like to travel, and because she’s a cat.

But we liked the pictures so much and I took about 100–we turned several of the photos into the guest book!

DIY Apron
We’re so clever!

And, last but not least, it’s actually an apron–not just a photo shoot prop!

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