December 30, 2014

Angela ~ Harvesting Apron & Homeless Snowman

This was a Christmas present and I forgot to take a photo until after it was given, so meet my gardener friend and his new harvesting apron.
I jokingly said I should have made it in plaid and he would have looked like he was wearing a kilt!

It's made from hard wearing cotton duck fabric in a color that won't show dirt too badly.  Basically you make a longish apron and fold it up with seams on the sides.  Add elastic to the front part to form the pouch and I added 2 big buttons to help hold the weight.  We will probably add a shoulder strap as well, he said he would probably wear it to one side so a strap will help keep it in place .

For the gardener's wife I made this Homeless Snowman.  I rather proud of it as I did not have to buy anything to make it!  In case you can't tell, the nose is 3D and sticks out of his face, the 'coal' is embroidery thread and his rosy cheeks are a little blush from Mom as I don't wear makeup.  I'm thinking I might make more of these and sell at a local craft show next year.

3 comments:

Judy S. said...

Your garden apron is a great idea, Angela, and I love the snowman, too! Happy New Year!

Suztats said...

Such a cute snowman! I like the garden apron, too, and think it would work for painting with more pockets, or for crafting to hold supplies. Neat!

cq4fun said...

Now I see what a harvesting apron is! Great idea. Joking aside, a plaid would have been perfect - except not as sturdy, unless you used really good wool. I LOVE that snowman! I think those would sell well at a craft fair. Great idea on that sign.