After viewing Dottieangel’s apron/wraps about a dozen times, I decided to make one of my own. I’d love to buy one of hers someday, but at the moment I’m on too tight of a budget.

I started with a store bought tea towel ( I just love those things) and some cute repro fabric with puppies and kittens all over it. The striped fabrics are also new and hand frayed. I added two pockets; one on each side. The long striped pocket is perfect for holding a wooden spoon or scissors if you use it as a crafting apron, and the upper pocket is made using some new swiss dot fabric and a vintage hanky. I have quite the collection of vintage handkerchiefs and this was the perfect project to use one. 🙂 I also added some new vintage-looking lace and vintage ric-rac. The buttons are mostly vintage, as well. I like the way this apron turned and out and I’ll probably be making some more in the future. Drop me a comment if you like it!

Ps. I wanted to put a plug in for Corra from TheMayberrySparrow. She made the stamp which I used for the tag on this apron. Didn’t she do a great job for me? It looks exactly like my Umbrella Ave. logo. 🙂
It was such a lovely spring day, that my family and I decided to walk down to the creek behind our house. We like to roam around among the trees and get close to the water now and then, but today we just walked up and down the hill leading there. 3 times. It was good exercise, I got some pretty snapshots, and I was thoroughly hot and more sweaty than I’d like to be, by the time we finished. I don’t like to get hot, but there was a nice breeze and it smelled so good outside after a long winter indoors.
Here are a few snapshots I’d like to share. The last three were taken of my favorite outdoor cat, Bunny. He’s the cutest thing ever……….don’t you agree? All of our darlings were enjoying the sunshine and being cozy with my sisters. I think they’re glad that winter is over, too.

Path down to the creek………….doesn’t look so bad………….

Path back up……….hard on the legs

A nice silhouette
Basking in the sun….
Contented Kitten

“Hi! Look at me!”