Obviously I plan to start with the fun stuff. Crafting!! I am aching to rekindle my romance with my sewing machine, we really don't spend enough time together. But I am not the type to sew for no reason, well I am, but not anymore. I have decided to put a little challenge and inspiration into my crafternoon sessions. About a year or so ago I stumbled on Tie One On and instantly fell in love. Basically it's a blog for both apron lovers and apron makers. Every few months there is a new apron theme posted and apron makers across the world wide web submit their creations. What a wonderful way to create and get inspired right?
This months theme is 'The Storybook Apron'. I've been contemplating a few ideas - but keep falling back on one of my favourite childhood storybook characters - Amelia Bedelia how funny were those storybooks? I have such fond memories of sitting in the library as a young girl reading these books over and over again. Of course when I think of Amelia - I also instantly think of her trademark apron! It's the perfect choice for this theme and I have found (and purchased) the perfect apron pattern from this lovely Etsy shop, Pretty Ditty.
Just because I read these book back in the 80's - doesn't mean that Amelia's fashion sense needs to stay there.
But wait - there is more to this sewing challenge. When I am finished making and sharing my masterpiece I am planning to donate it to a fundraiser that my workplace is hosting to support both meals on wheels and other senior focused programs. I mean really - who wouldn't want to win one of these?