Monday, June 23, 2014

Garden Apron Party Favors

Garden aprons and 2 things you might not know about me.

 

First, in addition to being a thrift store shopper, we {the husband and I} are flea market groupies.  We go to 2 flea markets a month and have befriended several vendors. 

One vendor, I begrudgingly befriended, after I shunned him for a few months because he ignored my inquiry to buy his Richard Scary Puzzletown characters. 

I begrudgingly befriended him when I noticed his lovely collection of vintage fabrics.  He had yards and yards of fabrics priced to sell.  All the vintage loveliness below, approximately 30 yards of fabric for $12!


My husband, who either knows me too well, or not well enough, suggested that I should turn this vintage floral fabric into gardening aprons for each guest we invited to Grace's garden themed birthday party.


How many guests, did you ask, had we invited to Grace's garden themed party?  14.


Of course, after he made that suggestion, he quickly retracted his suggestion claiming there was no way I would be able to finish 14 aprons.

When challenged, I will do what it takes to prove you wrong.

As soon as we got home from the flea market, I started cutting, ironing and prepping the aprons.


Each apron included pleating detail.  I mean, I can't just make aprons to prove my competency to my darling husband.  This required wowing him. 


One day later, 14 pleated garden aprons were complete.

 

All 14 aprons were then nestled inside the flower punch box.


Once they were punched free, 14 little girls enjoyed our garden party in their vintage flower aprons.



24 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous party favor. Glad that this vendor became a friend again because you scored big with that purchase. :)

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  2. Since a long time I have not visitted the pages of my blogger friends because of my illness.I finally feel better and here I am again. Your blog is still full of creative works. I missed it.XOXO

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    1. Oh no! Sinem, thanks for the sweet comment and so glad to hear you are feeling better.

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  3. that's awesome!! I have no idea how to even do pleats!! wud u happen to be doing a tut on how to make those aprons? I can so see one for my sweet great niece's birthday!

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  4. So cute Amy!!! I love party favors that can actually be used again!

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  5. You put those inside the punch box? Jeepers! All I put in there was candy and plastic knick-knackery.... Nice favors!! :)

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  6. Oh my goodness! Such darling aprons! I love that you used vintage fabrics! And I know that the sewing was fabulous!

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  7. What?!!! Wow indeed, Amy. I am sooo impressed, beyond words actually. 14 in a day? That's not human...that's a factory. And the pleats are darling. I'm burning with jealousy over your flea market vintage fabric score- that's an amazing deal. And what a cute party!!!!

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  8. Total score on the fabric!! They're gorgeous Amy, take that Mr WWH, lol

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  9. All the fabric is amazing! The aprons are SO cute! Make some for your Etsy shop!

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  10. OMG!!! These are the cutest! And I love that you wanted to prove to your husband that you could make these... pleats and all! BOOYAH!

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  11. Love the fabric! I can't believe the bargain you got.

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    1. Thank you so much Heather. I can't believe the bargain I got either...or that I let go of the grudge I was holding against this man :)

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  12. You lucky duck for finding that vintage fabric! And not just any vintage fabric, darn cute ones too!! I always try to keep a look out for vintage fabric. I LOVE the aprons you made and wow factor definitely! I am impressed that you were able to pull it off in one day... but you are awesome like that Amy! :D

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    1. Thank you so much Maysem. I'm hoarding the rest of the fabric.

      And, then in a few months, I'll be wondering why I am swimming in so much fabric. As long as I don't have to maneuver through any fabric pile mazes in my house, I've convinced myself I can still collect more!

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  13. Oh my goodness, you are just too clever. First of all though, how lucky to score such gorgeous fabrics - they are just perfect for cute girly gardening aprons. I bet the girls adored them! Great job xx

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  14. So absolutely darling! Of course you could make 14! Love them :)

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  15. Sew, sew, cute. ;) hehe I love a pun. I am pretty darned impressed with your abilities. Mr. WWH definitely owes you a foot rub, at the very least. When my beloved makes bets he can't win with me, that's what he has to pay. I do love that fabric and the price cannot be beat. Why don't we have amazing swap meets here? The only one even close is the junkiest, grossest thing I've ever been to. shudder.

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  16. WOW!! You are amazing. I love this story as well. What did your husband say when he came home to find them all done? :-)

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  17. The more I think about it, the more I think he tricked me. I got them done on a weekend. I think he challenged me, knowing I would be out of his hair for the rest of the weekend :)

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  18. Man I am so jealous of your find. I have a huge weakness for vintage fabrics. The aprons are awesome!

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    1. Thanks Erin. I have come to realize, I have a weakness for vintage fabrics now too!

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  19. And exceeded the challenge, you did! Love the pleats detail and cute idea to put them in the punch box!

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