Monday, March 1, 2010

The new Paper Crafters Sampler WOW project for March!!

Who doesn't love a pretty apron to brighten up the kitchen while preparing your meal?  I don't know about you, but I have a wide assortment of pretty aprons that I keep in the pantry to reflect my moods -- along with the matching dishtowels, naturally!  Many of them I bought on vacation, so that they represent more than just cuteness to me.  So, when it came time to work on this months' Paper Crafters Sampler, I thought of one of my favorite aprons, the one that I bought in Quebec.

Using the exclusive Adorning Aprons template from the March Paper Crafters Sampler, it was so easy to be creative with these darling aprons!  In keeping with the French country look, I worked within a palette of Summer Sun, Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy and Old Olive. 

Our white rooster is wearing a darling ensemble featuring stamps from the sadly retired Rustic Rooster set.  The tie is made from Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon and the frill was made from three layers of trim made with the original scallop border punch.  The apron was sewn on the sewing machine with red thread.  You will note the trim around the pocket, especially!

This fine young hen is wearing a creation made from Confetti Cream card stock.  It is hand-printed with the line of chicks from Country Morning and the pockets are trimmed with buttons from Button Boquet.  The tie of the apron is made from Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon and the trim is made from alternating bands of Not Quite Navy and Summer Sun.  This trim was cut using the Eyelet border punch.

For more information on these fabulous little aprons, as well as the exclusive template, please go to the Paper Crafters Sampler!  Please use the code PCSLH when ordering.

This month we have something extra for viewers.  Each design team member will have a drawing for a FREE copy of the March Paper Crafters Sampler.  Just leave your comments on our Adorning Aprons by March 3rd.   The winners will be posted on March 4th.  

Now, please put your hands together for the next stop on the Paper Crafters Sampler Spring spring apron blog Hop, Tiffany Bauer's fabulous blog,  My Crafty World!

The Adorning Aprons blog hop!!


Nancy Dawson said...

How sweet? Very country and very appropriate for a good ole fashioned apron.

Sherry Yeager said...

I love your chickens. They look cute. I have a friend that has her kitchen done with roosters. Those would look cute in her kitchen. Thanks for the ideas. Sherry Yeager

Tammy Q Howell said...

Too cute! So colorful! Love them both.

Tricia said...

Nothing says country kitchen like chickens. I love the way you have incorporated both the rooster and the little chick into your aprons. Reminds me of my grandma. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Tricia Butts, Northglenn Colorado

Bwillow said...

OMG!!!! these are just tooooo stinkin' cute!!!!! Love, love, love them!
Darleen Maahs said...

These chicks were probably cute before-but NOW ever cuter!!

Shazza said...

Those gorgeous aprons just suit your chooks :)
I'm definately having a go at making a couple, they would be a great idea for a Mothers Day card :)


Lisa said...

The little chicks on the chicken's apron are just TOO CUTE!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Too darn cute! I wouldn't have thought to dress up the ladies that way, I absolutely love them. Thanks for sharing.

nannette13 said...

Your display is adorable! Love the aprons! TFS!

Twila said...

I love the aprons on the chickens, reminds me of Henny Penny. Great job, they are super cute.

Bea Lincoln said...

Great idea for my ducks! So Cute!

Stampindragon said...

Adorable aprons and I love them on the statues.

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Connie said...

Boy those are proud chickens sporting those cute aprons!!

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e_donaldson said...

love the country feel to your aprons! so fun! thanks for sharing :)

- Elizabeth