Can I tell you all a secret? When I made this apron for her, it was really just therapy for me. By focusing on sewing her an apron, I was able to take a walk down memory lane, remembering our friendship, and I was able to reconcile her move with the hours spent cutting and sewing the fabric. By the time I was finished, I was ready to let her go to Texas with a glad heart, instead of sadness.
I haphazardly cut out a heart, quilted it to the accent fabric with some batting sandwiched in between, and glued it on a plain gift sack.
Then, I took some scraps, and tied them on the handles to "cutsie" them up a bit.
Next, I made another heart and sewed it directly on to a card. I love to sew on paper! It's totally cool.
As you can see, I was not going for perfection here...I just followed my bliss!
The end result: A fun apron to give to a cherished friend, and a good walk down memory lane...even though I had a brief moment of cheesy sappiness. That's how I roll.
Crafting is therapeutic!
Stay tuned for part II...The Good Bye.