Despite a kind of freaky week, I have been sewing like mad. I've finished my first batch of items for the charity fundraiser Chris and I are hosting at the end of this month. This is the first fundraiser we've designed and hosted for The Bo M. Karlsson Foundation, an organization we've volunteered for over the last four years. The foundation provides scholarship funds to women in Nepal who are pursuing higher education. It is a fabulous organization, and our fundraiser will be a super fun silent auction and wine tasting - who couldn't like that?! Especially when there are hostess aprons to bid on, like these which I made from this tutorial. Jona from Fabritopia! graciously gave me permission to make these aprons (using her fabulous tutorial) for our silent auction.
Hostess apron #1 - "Little Birds & Ladybugs"
Here's a close-up - this fabric is absolutely darling, isn't it?
Hostess Apron #2 - "Springtime Sweetheart"
Charlie looked at this one and said, "Mama, that one is for a girl." I replied, "Totally."
Hostess Apron #3 - "Retro Blossom"
I went back and forth over whether the dots should be the trim/tie or the main panel of the apron. I'm happy that I did it this way - I love it!
Hostess Apron #4 - "Cherry Dot"
I'm starting to think everything is better with polka dots (that is, everything except velour pajama pants... please excuse my attire in that photo - it was very late at night when I finished this apron).
Hostess Apron #5 - (Argh, what should I name this one? Help me!)
I was a little unsure about this combo, but this apron turned out to be one of my favorites.
Hostess Apron #6 - "Floral Forest Frolic" (Try saying that seven times.)
This apron is my favorite. I admit that I totally wanted to keep it in my own kitchen and pretend like I had never made it for the auction. But, in the end I managed to restrain myself from being a selfish, greedy apron goblin.
I also have some wine glass charms done (much thanks to Anna - you rock the house!). I'll show you those next time. In the silent auction project hopper are: reusable wine bags, a couple of scrappy clutches, and maybe a set of coasters (?). Um, did I mention that I only have ten days to finish these projects? Whoa. Wish me luck.