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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cutting the Apron Strings

Jim has been busy this past week making aprons for the girls.
He just decided one day that they needed them.

And he took them to pick out their own fabric.

After that, he went back to the store to find a complementary accent fabric, and came home with a sparkly princess pattern, which delighted them greatly.

Then he made his own apron pattern on a piece of cardboard, and got to work.

He's also in the running for sexiest man alive. I mean really, making princess aprons for three daughters- how attractive is that?!

I do not sew. I don't have any desire to sew, at all. I think it's great when other people sew. If my engineer husband wants a good challenge and wants to try it out, great. He did a fabulous job. I've got pillow covers on his list next. But sewing is not now, nor will it ever be, my bag. If I want a custom-made apron, I think etsy. Not fabric store.

14 comments:

Tammy said...

All I can say is "Wow!" My husband runs at the words fabric store! That is really cool he was willing to do that for his little girls. And it looks like he did a great job! Can't wait to see the next project:)

Kim said...

1. Jim is a keeper. I am still blown away at his ability to sew and then actually applying it. WOW.

2. Im with you on the Etsy thing. But I do wish I had been taught to sew, what a neat trade to have under your belt.

American Mum said...

Wow, go dad! Those aprons are too cute! I can sew but I absolute DESPISE it.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

So, do you want your girls to ever marry? Because, seriously, any boy that even thinks he's going to marry one of your girls had better take a look at the bar. It's WAY up there!

Way to go Jim! Your girls (I am sure) don't just think you hung the moon... they KNOW it.

-Andrea

Lisa said...

I think I would fall over dead if my husband attempted to sew. that is awesome...and yes, he would get serious sexy points if he were mine!!!

AnnieW said...

I see Jim's whipping out his 7th grade home-ec skills! If I remember right, he made a pretty mean apron back then. :) Way to go Jim! You are an awesome daddy!

anne said...

Way to go JIM!
Nicely done...you DEFINATELY have a keeper there Megan!
I can sew the basics...pillows, curtians, other than that NO.
I would like to know how to sew better, but like you I think etsy...mostly because I'm a lazy bum.

Tarrah said...

What a wonderful daddy :) Sam is the same way in the sewing department. I don't know how to even sew a button, sam always does that for me. The other day Abriella ran to him and asked if he would sew the whole in her dress

Anne Elizabeth said...

That is awesome! My husband does stuff like that. I don't know very many other men that do.

Jenn Boerger said...

Jim takes the cake on this one! Those aprons are adorable, and I'm sure the kiddos will love "helping" even more!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! now that's amazing!!!!

i love to sew but i am not good at it and i'm slow...if i had lessons and could get better at it i think i'd be an addict!

Debbie said...

I say lock that man up and keep him away from other women before they steal him! He's a keeper:)

Mandy said...

WOW! I agree with what Kim, Tarrah, & Andrea said. Amazing! I can sew a button and a few minor things, but I hate it. And that's not an overstatement! What a great memory for the girls and neat example for Hunter. Uhm...so can I send my list of items ovr next?! ;-)

Ris said...

What an awesome Daddy! You and your children are so blessed! but you knew that. :-) I want to make aprons! I need to get a sewing table!