Happy Wednesday! I'm in the shower yesterday morning thinking of what recipe to tackle with my nephew for lunch and out of no where a picture of an apron gift card/money holder popped into my head. Needless to say, I finished showering quickly so I could get out and sketch it out...okay, am I alone in this? Do you have those similar creative bolts strike you at the most inappropriate times?
When I got home last night, I tackled it and put it together to share with you. I also included an adorable paper pieced Cecily Cinnamonsticks on the inside, which I will show you in a bit. I wanted to paper piece this image because it lends itself so easily to that technique and well, I just had to take part in Joanne's Joanne's Blogaversary Challenge.
Here's a photo of the apron closed.
Here's a photo of it opened.
Here's a close up of just Cecily.
When I set out to design it, I wanted it to fit into a regular size envelope, which it does; I wanted it to be a gift card or money holder, which it is; and I wanted it to have a cooking theme, which I believe I accomplished with this adorable image.
Cecily is popped up on top of an envelope where you can easily add money or a gift card holder...love that! I paper pieced her with paper from Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird; BasicGrey's Bittersweet and Nook & Pantry. I added some halfback pearls, glitter, and liquid pearls.
I'd love to know what you think about this pattern and if you would like to see a video tutorial on it ~ leave me note here or shoot me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next share I have for you today is a card I put together using this week's sketch challenge (SC269) over at SCS and Gina K. Designs' Lovely Labels.
It's going to a friend who recently lost her father...hope it will bring a smile to her face. The paper here is from BasicGrey's Origins pad. The label I colored with Copics after I cute it out using Nestabilities dies. I finished it off by using some halfback pearls.
Thanks so much for stopping by!