Designer Aprons

Sewing has been a passion of mine since that first high school “home ec” class. Over the years I’ve enjoyed creating everything from doll clothes to curtains to wedding dresses. This Christmas I decided to try a new venture – aprons for my mom, sister, daughter-in-law, niece, and me!

I chose a “retro” pattern (one in the middle) and was delighted to find trim and buttons to enhance each apron.

What fun I had visiting my favourite fabric store, multiple times, choosing sewing notions and material. Not just any material, but fabrics that reflected each woman’s special interests,

Kitty was pretty patient with me as I spent most of three days creating what my mind had envisioned. He does have an affinity for rickrack braid, however. One time I caught him with an inch of trim hanging out of his mouth. Upon pulling it out, four more inches of slimy braid emerged. Yuck!

As I carefully ironed, photographed, folded, and wrapped them one-by-one, I couldn’t help giggling with delight anticipating us all opening them together. After all, isn’t that the best part of creating something for someone else? Seeing the surprised reactions? Listening to the laughter? Watching them model them for the camera? Knowing how much fun they will have wearing them?

Creativity is such an amazing gift of God. Whether it’s just for fun and showing love to another or using our ingenuity to provide for our family, our God-given talents and abilities are purposeful. Ultimately glory is given to God, our Creator, as our giftedness is reflective of His nature.

When God instructed Moses to build a dwelling place for Him, the tabernacle, as they sojourned in the desert He gave specific directives for its construction and furnishings.

“…I have chosen Bezalel…and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts – to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship…I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you.” (Exodus 31:2-6, NIV)

 

That’s what I think of whenever I see the creativity of friends, relatives, and bloggers all over the world. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your gracious and loving gift!!

 

Until next time,

 

Kathy

 

**Photos by Kathy and James Lai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I chose a “retro” pattern (one in the middle) and was delighted to find trim and buttons to enhance each apron.

 

January 15, 2014 - 10:45 am

Angie In My 30s - I have a fancy apron like this and I absolutely love it. In fact when it’s not in use it hangs like a piece of art in the kitchen 😉

great post!

January 19, 2014 - 7:59 am

Susan - …and imagine His delight and excitement when we open (walk into) all that He has designed and created for us to experience. Just like our aprons which were thoughtfully designed so our passions would be on full display, God wants us to display the passions He has given us, all to His glory and for His kingdom. Great job, Sis, love you lots!

January 25, 2014 - 9:09 pm

Amy - Love this! Thank you so much for the apron! Xoxox

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