At least I can tell you about them.Nature Man thinks I should do more projects with animals. Go figure. He specifically requested a lizard or frog apron. Lucky for him, I have that fabric!! (Thanks again, CM!) Here is his apron, cut out and ready to sew. I'll use the same template and material for the etsy shop. You probably can't tell from the picture, but that large lizard in the center is a big pocket, in the shape of a fish bowl. Boys need big pockets! The Artist drew pictures of creatures, with fins and optional teeth. I love that the teeth are "optional."
Soooo, I worked a bit to finish up "in-progress" aprons, and then cut out patterns for new aprons and creatures. All of the patterns are mine. I'm measuring and sketching them out on butcher paper. And the kids are in this business venture with me, all the way!
Here we have a striped bunny. It will be a full apron with ties in coordinating colors. The bunny is appliqued on, using mega-bonder. It will be fray-proofed and hand stitched around as well. Ignore the stray fabric scrap.
This bunny one is a favorite. I cut it out of canvas-y material, and the bunnies are from that super-awesome curtain-like upholstery fabric. Yeah, it costs an arm and a leg, but in small amounts it's do-able. I added two rows of lace along the top of this one. (yes, I always stay up too late.)
The birds. I love me some darlin' birdies! Should I leave this as-is, or add a large and long branch, reaching up and around the apron?
Some people read magazines. Some watch tv. Some go running. Me? I sew. I sew when I watch movies with my wonderful man. I sew as I sit & laugh at the kids, swimming in the kiddie pool outside. And I sew when we drive from here to there, chatting along with the family. Ah, the joy of a good hobby!
And thank God that we are all different, with unique talents. I still can't bake a cake to save my life (although I do love to bake anything and everything else!! My cakes just... die.)