i finally (finally!) managed to make an apron in time for Amy'sTie One On. the theme was Havana Nights and my idea of Havana is vague at best. i flickr searched for images and looked a bit on wikipedia just trying to get a little better feel for the city. but my initial idea of vibrant colors and warm, lit nights prevailed. i had had the idea of using a belt in the apron for the last theme (polka dots) but never got around to it. perfect, because the belt was just what this theme needed. this is an apron for a party (under strings of lights with a huge dance floor outside next to the ocean......). the belt is thrifted and actually cut in the back for the ties
and sew onto the waist band. so i knew i wanted to use the belt and the marigold fabric but the edging came from some linen scraps that got thrown on top of the pile. but i love how usual it is. the shape was the final question mark and the answer (or inspiration) came from, where else? Marie Claire Idees.
it's fun and i predict a myriad of aprons in this shape.
wow. i'm not going to even ask when that happened. because i'm pretty sure it was somewhere between finishing projects before R. came back from his visit home and a memorial day cookout and having a list a mile long of the things i'd like to make. well, here we are. and i have to say - it's not too bad yet. i look around the internet world and everyone is rejoicing the return of summer - but me, i'm scared. heat and i are not friends. so while i'd like to say 'yay, june!' i'm afraid...i'm too afraid.
there is a tidy little list of things i need to post about! anne tagged me for a knitting post andsarahtagged me for a typical day post (that's going to be tricky!) but to start with, something that is completely not on the list: The Game.
Posted by the aforementioned lovely Sarah, each of these Flickr photos (visit my flickr page for credits) popped up on the first search page when i plugged in the answer to the following questions:
The Questions: 1. What is your first name? abigail 2. What is your favorite food? i said potatoes. let's get something straight right here: i do not have one favorite anything, really. so i usually have a short list when asked these questions. But here, i thought about what R. would say and the picture is perfect because i love so many foods. 3. What high school did you go to? Saint Thomas Aquinas High School 4. What is your favorite color? ok, again, not one favorite. but i do love Seafoam Green. 5.
Who is your celebrity crush? i don't think it's a crush but i find Alan Rickman very attractive (and Johnny Depp, and Colin Firth, and ....) 6. Favorite drink? just a fave at the moment: mango lassi (R. would answer this question for me: milk!) 7. Dream vacation? Oslo 8. Favorite dessert? Ile Flotante (tied with ice cream which pulled up boring pictures) 9. What you want to be when you grow up? art conservator (but maybe not paper, like the lab in this photo) 10.
What do you love most in life? living (really. i. love. living.) 11. One Word to describe you. glowing - this is stolen directly from some very sweet comments from friends and family who are most likely far too nice to me! since i couldn't figure out how to describe me. 12. Your flickr name. Gloaming Designs