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the only thing i made in these photos is the camera strap, but i ironed just about everything.
ever since my photography class finished i've been able to get back to sewing. it's such a rewarding craft as it is creative and functional, but does involve lots of math and ironing. my mom thought of ironing as an art form and would turn the laura ashley dresses i wore into things of beauty with each ruffle just so. although i don't really make him anything, scott seems to like when i sew, too. maybe it's because i usually ask him to check my calculations?
one project i was intent on making this summer was an apron. i never found the orla kiely version in target and was looking through a kitchen drawer for one i had to use as a pattern. i found it and three others that my mom made. i completely forgot about them! i washed and ironed each one and they are almost too pretty to use. the blue gingham one above is smocked, which is something i really love. i'm thinking i'll make one dish per apron, which will make scott really happy. not sure how long it will take me, but i hope not too long.
instead of the apron, i made a patchwork camera strap cover using alicia's tanglewood fabric squares pre-cut to the perfect size (thank you!) and her wonderful tutorial. i didn't realize it, but i seem to collect a lot of patchwork. not sure what to make next. any ideas?
hope you all have a nice weekend!
ps i've gotten so lazy this summer, i don't seem to be able to use capital letters.