Erin is a friend I met a few years ago while working as a Preschool teacher. There were three of us (I didn't forget you Kelly) who worked every day together. We became super close over that year and a half and I know I wouldn't have stayed as long as I did, if it wasn't for the two of them. Tom laughs at the conversations we have when we are together. We just laugh and say that they are all of our "war stories" and that he just doesn't understand what we went through. (We say that jokingly of course,...but it was a tough few years...long story.) Erin just has a way of making me laugh. Her love of life is contagious! I am privileged to be called her friend. Andrew you have yourself a one of a kind.
I was so excited to hear the news of Erin's engagement! She mentioned that they would be getting married in March! (Which just so happens to be the same weekend that Tom and I got married, 7 years ago!) I was privileged to be invited to her Bridal shower just recently.
I gave her gift a lot of thought. I am all about the home made personal gifts. After making a trip out to Target to look at her registry, I knew exactly what I needed to make! Every woman needs a pretty apron. I am convinced. I for one, never owned one until this Christmas. Gasp! I know, shocking! I didn't know what I was missing!!! Of course I wont be wearing it while I am making a sloppy dinner,.....it's too pretty to get super dirty. But I can wear it while serving guests at the house, or decorating cookies etc. I found out that her kitchen colors are yellow/gray so I headed to Joann's. (On a side note: If anyone in the area knows of any other fabric stores in the area that sell modern/fresh/sheek fabric, please feel free to share.)
To my surprise, they had the perfect fabric for Erin's apron! I created the pattern free hand and it was fairly easy to make. Here are a few pictures of the finished product!
I added a fabric flower (of course) that she can remove when she washes it. I think it added a little something to the over all look!
Don't you just love the buttons?!
Can she get any cuter? Erin, I hope this apron reminds you of how special you are to me and many others. May all that you bake/cook while wearing this turn out amazing. Many blessing to you as you embark on your new role as wife.