Little Peanut has a lot of fun play cooking by pulling out all the tupperware and pantry items. Her favorite item to cook is soup for daddy. I always try to get her to wear her Little chef apron but she puts it on for a few seconds and then wants it off. She’s no stranger to watching mom (or grandma) cook but aprons have never been apart of our cooking attire so when I saw this tutorial from Prudent Mama I knew I had to make it so Little Peanut could see mama wearing her apron while cooking and do the same!
The tutorial is great and easy to follow. All you need is a fat quarter and some trim. I didn’t have any cute trim so I tried my hand at making a ribbon ruffle. For the ruffle I did a hand basting stitch about 1/4 down from the top, pinned it onto the apron and then machine sewed it on adjusting the ruffles as I went along.
I hit a few snags (more like user issues, but we won’t talk about that!) along the ruffle but it turned out great.
Here it is in action!
I never realized taking self photos using the camera timer would be so difficult. It took at least a few dozen tries before I got one that was in focus and had all of the apron in it!
I finally managed to finish all of my WIPs (work in progress). My latest two projects were for my little girl. I felt bad that I haven’t been able to knit her as many things as I did my son hence my motivation for completing them.
My brother-in-law gave me Debbie Bliss’s ‘Simply Baby – 20 adorable knits for baby’s first two years’ several Christmases ago, and I’ve actually made quite a few things from it. I recently decided to make my baby girl a beret since it’s now cold out. It was quite easy to knit up, however the next time I make it, I will use the magic loop technique so that there’s no seam to sew up.
The tank dress is Lionbrand’s Playtime Top. This is one pattern that I know I will make again – I love the versatility of it. My daughter can wear it as a dress now and when she gets a little bigger, it can be worn as a top. I did make a slight modification to this pattern – instead of having it tie at the shoulders, I shortened the strings and opted to sew buttons on instead.
I used the gray from the tank dress for the trim and pom pom on the beret so it actually turned out to be coordinating pieces (it wasn’t originally planned that way).
The only thing left to do now is to take pictures of her wearing both!
One of the Little Peanut’s favorite songs lately is the ABC’s. After she learned her numbers I gradually introduced the alphabet song a few letters at a time and before long she was singing the whole thing! Not only that but I’m so proud that she can also recognize the letters too. It really helped that we have the magnetic letters and the Vtech sit to stand alphabet train (Which she loves like mad. One of the best gifts we have gotten!) for her to learn the ABC’s.
We don’t have a lot of wall decor in her play area so I made these fun and colorful abc posters since she’s shown such an interest in the alphabet. Now to find some (unbreakable!) frames or maybe I should try using contact paper…