I know it's still November but December is literally going to be here before you know it. I am excited about Thanksgiving but in order for this Christmas to be as stress free as possible I am trying to plan ahead as much as possible for Christmas, especially if I am going to make any gifts myself.
I am by no means a seamstress but there is the occasional time when I do love to sew; providing it's not too complicated. Last year I got the idea to make Ellie an apron from a dish towel for Christmas. I saw these cute dish towels at Ikea and could not resist. And they have cupcakes on them, come on cupcakes? It was a no brainer.
Ellie's favorite thing to do with me is bake, and I have to say I love it too. Though there are times when she can be a little over zealous, I try to let her help me as much as I can. I knew I wanted to get her an apron and some cooking utensils and cookbook for Christmas.
I am all about simple and believe me this apron is so simple a caveman could do it ;P Being the procrastinator that I am sometimes, I think I made it 2 days before Christmas. It literally only took me about an hour to make. Sorry the pictures are kind of dark. I made it at night, while all the kids were asleep.:)
What you will need:
1. Fold in half from top to bottom. Measure 8in. across. Draw and line at the 8in. mark. Then cut.
6. Now all you have to do is iron and possibly burn ends of ribbon so they don't frey. You are done!!! See wasn't that easy!?
I love giving themed gifts so to Ellie's apron I also added this Disney Princess cookbook
She still looks at it all the time and we have had a lot of fun making some of the delicious and easy recipes that coincide with each princess. If you have a little kitchen helper that also loves princesses this is a must have!
I also got her a baking kit. She loves using her own little rolling pin, bread pan and other utensils in the kitchen.
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Let me know how your apron comes out and if you have any questions!
Do you enjoy baking with your children?
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