December 15, 2009

Aprons, Pegboard

My brother and his wife came over Saturday night and the pegboard project is finally complete and hanging on the wall in my studio - yeah!  It's an easy project if you carefully measure the spot it will go and make sure you purchase the right materials.  Big thanks to my nephew, Steven, for painting the pegboard and big thanks to my brother for cutting it down to size and hanging it.  Still need to get some longer pegs to hang the rest of my stuff but will be so easy to find my tools from now on!  Still have to get my tools in the garage organized and hung on the pegboard my brother hung there.  So nice to be organized.  Should make it so much easier and faster to get stuff done!

Am still working on photographing the Christmas project I promised.  I need to go to Jo-Ann Fabrics and get some felt - my green felt from last year has disappeared.  So today I have a simple and easy project to do with your kids or your nieces and nephews.  My 8 year niece and I did this on a Saturday and we had a ton of fun - took us about 2 hours but we are perfectionists (well mostly).  We used stencils and iron on patches and just had fun painting  and the next time we paint, we will have protection for our clothes.  Here is my apron (I will try to get a photo of Jillyan's next time I see her).

Finally, an apron I dyed with Procion MX dyes.  I like to put all my pindolls and random pins on it.  I have a hanger in my studio to hold all my aprons so they are ever at the ready!  These aprons are readily available at most hardware stores - we got ours at Lowes and I think they are only about $3- $4.  If you need a gift for a younger person, how about a day together to play and paint aprons! Everybody could use a cool apron! HG  Belinda

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