Today is trash day. When the trash can in my sewing room looks like this on trash day, I know it’s been a fairly productive week. 🙂
Artsy Crafty Babe posted some Martha Stewart dishtowels from Kmart that I thought were so cute. I went online to find the closest Kmart just to find out that there are NONE in Texas. Martha Stewart really isn’t getting her fair exposure here! They didn’t sell the dishrags online either, so sweet Beki went and picked some up for me!!! Isn’t that just what you would expect from a fellow blogger? Thank you so much! They are a thick cotton that I thought would be perfect for a pieced kitchen rug inspired by Autum from her famous Japanese craft book. I sewed the peices together, fused the back with fleece, quilted it, then backed it with canvas and slipped a kitchen rug from Target inside.
When the rug was done, there were quite a few dish towels that hadn’t been used so I made my first-ever apron to match. I pieced some squares on point, then using Denyse Schmidt’s pattern as a guide, I made an apron to match. I didn’t put a pocket on because I thought it would be too busy.
I’ve never used aprons when I cook, but I’m always looking around for a dish towel to wipe my hands. Since my apron is made out of dish towels, I think it will serve it’s purpose perfectly. I know, I know, the rug is a bit on the white side. Hopefully it’ll wash well.