Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Strawberry Apron


Back around Thanksgiving, I found this kid's baking set from Bed, Bath & Beyond (sorry, I can't find it on their website). I bought it for her for Christmas, but she was already getting so much, I decided to hold it back for a special day.

It had a tacky, plastic apron inside, which really will not do for me, so ...


... on Saturday afternoon I sewed a little apron for Spenser. I used some of the vintage fabric I received last year. It has tiny red strawberries on it. So sweet. I used a pattern (Simplicity 8916) that had a vintagy feel to go along with the look I wanted.

So yesterday was the "special" day. Nothing extra special about it. As soon as I put Sawyer down for his nap, I gave her the gifts. We made chocolate chip cookies.

We didn't make the cookies from scratch. We used the "scoop and bake" kind. This was one of her first baking experiences and I didn't want to overwhelm her. Plus, we could eat all the cookie dough we pleased ...


and cookies, too.

Randomness to Remember:

Spenser has a black eye. It must be hard to have five brothers. A chair that Jack was sitting on fell over and hit her in the eye. Poor girl.

Monday night Mason came bursting into our bedroom at 3 a.m. exclaiming "Someone was tickling me and it wasn't Jack or Carter!" (He shares a room with Jackson and Carter's room connects to theirs.) He was adamant that it was real. I let him get in bed with us. After he calmed down and fell back asleep, he jumped and said, "Someone was just tapping me!" I explained that I was right there and no one was tapping him ... until Joe reached over and started to tap Mason. We all giggled. He is still certain that someone was tickling him.

16 comments:

nikko said...

Okay, so my question is... what in the world did you sew before Spenser was born? ;o)

What a fun way to spend an afternoon -- eating cookie dough is my favorite thing.

Little Munchkins said...

Cute apron! Spenser can even wear it like a smock.

Anonymous said...

the is the best. you are such a great Mom.spending quality time with Girl. i am still laughing about Mason and what Joe did!
ME

txmommy said...

what a cute apron!

laeroport said...

Gosh, Spenser is getting BIG! and that apron is adorable. I love it when an ordinary day can turn into a special day just like that.

And that tickling/tapping story - so funny. My kids wake up with weird dreams too. I giggling at Joe making the most of it!

amandajean said...

that apron looks vintage! you did a great job pairing the fabric and pattern. spenser looks so cute in it, black eye and all. ;0)

beki said...

You're such a fun mom!

Emily said...

You are a fun and great mom!

miss chris said...

Another sweet design. :)

And I am freaking out over the fabric because I am pret-ty sure that is the same my mom used on a little dress I LOVED when I was about 5. Of course she didn't keep it. Silly mom! I might have to track down a photo of the dress. She trimmed it with white rick rack across the bodice...

OH, and yay for cookies. Baking with kids that age really is the best. xo

Karyn said...

Wow. I'm LATE today. The only good thing about it is I can read eveyone else's comments :)

CUTE CUTE apron! That sounds like a great afternoon.

And...do you think that ghosts know how to tickle? :)

Diane said...

What a cute apron. Now to find one in my size...

Katkat said...

mason cracks me up! too cute!

utmommy said...

You are so creative! Cute apron.

Spenser is a cutie:)

Melanie said...

That apron is so cute! I remember reading somewhere that "restless legs" at night can be a salt thing.

My daughter is 15 now and still likes to buy herself the cookie mixes to bake. She has her own recipe book so when I/we make something she particularly likes it gets written up in it. We made it from a few A$ bits of paper and printed out a cover before stapling it together. I figure that it should be ideal for when she goes to Uni and has to fend for herself, she wont starve or live off noodles. Such lofty plans began by doing just what you're doing with Spenser.

Melissa said...

i love that little apron! everything about it is perfect. :)

cici said...

cute!

well at least we know the "noisemakers" during the late night sewing sessions have a sense of humor and are silly!