December 21 ~ Aprons, recipes & a snowflake fairy or two

on December 21 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 96 Comments

Holiday baking and holiday sewing can easily go hand in hand! Today we have some great aprons, yummy recipes and a tutorial too. Don’t forget to comment anywhere on the blog for your chance to win one of today’s two $25 gift certificates to Sew,Mama,Sew!

By Florence, Flossie Teacakes

Florence made this apron with Kaffe Fassett fabric for the main section and Heather Bailey Freshcut for the trims. It’s for her 79-year-old grandmother and she deviated just slightly from a pattern she’s come to love. Learn more on Florence’s blog, Flossie Teacakes, and see what else Florence is up to for holiday gift giving. Are you inspired to make a few yourself now? Don’t miss our Apron tutorials.

Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme
Noah writes about her family’s holiday baking tradition on her blog, The Life of a SAHM, and shares lots of cookie recipes. Included in the recipes is one for Holiday Gingerpersons, seen in Noah’s picture here. She’s hoping that as her two young children grow they’ll be able to help with holiday cookies, giving the gingerpersons eyes and buttons and the like!

Bean from Coyote Craft shares her favorite, last-minute holiday gift. She also shares a recipe for Chocolate Glazed Sponge Cake which looks fantastic, so be sure to look around Bean’s blog for more holiday fun.

Christine shares recipes for Quick and Easy Hot Buttered Rum and Hot Chocolate Mix on her blog, The Topsail Experiment. Christine’s husband was scheduled to be deployed this Christmas but it was pushed back so they can enjoy the holiday season together. She shares a lovely story of how her aunt has transformed old family treasures.

Child’s Apron
By Sandy, Lucky Ducky Designs

Sandy designs all sorts of patterns and products for kids and their mamas. Here’s her daughter Lauren modeling a new cupcake apron! We have some really nice child’s apron tutorials in our Dress the Kids tutorial compilations; they make a really fun gift paired with a child’s cookbook or even with a few of your favorite recipe cards and a set of measuring cups.

Snowflake Fairy
By Kristin, Kristin La Flamme

Kristin shared her Snowflake Fairy Tutorial with us and notes, “They’d make great tree ornaments, but also look good on a seasonal centerpiece or on top of a gift.” Read more about Kristin’s holiday happenings on her blog, Kristin La Flamme.

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96 Responses to December 21 ~ Aprons, recipes & a snowflake fairy or two

  1. jen says:

    oh how lovely! that apron is just breathtaking. i just made one today following Betz White’s tutorial using the back of a pair of jeans!

  2. mj says:

    I just love the simplicity of the first apron.

  3. Samantha says:

    Cute fairies!

  4. Edwin says:

    I love the Child’s Apron. Its wonderful!

  5. Linda says:

    Those fairies are so adorable!

  6. Love the aprons and fairies! How cute!

    With friendship,

  7. Oiyi says:

    Love the aprons!

  8. I love the cupcake fabric or the kid apron. Makes for a great little helper in the kitchen.

  9. Mary says:

    I have really enjoyed making aprons for gifts this year. I packaged one for my niece with a box of felt cookies. I hope she likes it!

  10. Andrea says:

    almost done with my christmas gift list!

  11. Louisa says:

    Ooh.. I really love those snowflake fairies. I think they have just shot to the top of my to do list!

  12. Becca says:

    Love the snow fairies!

  13. Libby says:

    I can’t wait until things slow down enough that I can finally make an apron. I have fallen in love with all the different types of aprons I’ve seen made recently.

  14. Tallie Elizabeth says:

    Love the apron!!

  15. Kati says:

    I really like the apron, both the adult and the kids, but I don’t have a use for a kid’s one yet. I might need to get to working on this! Thanks!

  16. meg says:

    those snowflake fairys are already on the list for next year!

  17. Lisa says:

    Continue to enjoy the content of this blog! Love the tutorials and instructions. Thanks so much

  18. Yvonne says:

    Aprons! I just bought Christmas material yesterday to start on Christmas aprons for NEXT Christmas. I plan on putting a pocket on each apron and put in some sort of homemade mix for muffins or cookies or something. Thanks for all the great inspiration for homemade items!

    Yvonne :o)

  19. debbie says:

    Love the snowpeople fairies==look like fun!

  20. Elena says:

    Have wanted to make an apron for a while, have a few ideas already, but haven’t gotten to it (yet).

  21. Surviving says:

    The cookies look really good!

    I have wanted an apron for awhile but couldn’t find anything I liked. I hadn’t thought about making one before.

  22. Shannon H. says:

    Oh. Cute little fairies!

  23. Dorte says:

    Chocolate Glazed Sponge Cake – I am off to check it out!!!

  24. Courtney says:

    I just love the apron for grandma!

  25. Eliza Baughn says:

    Thank you for the wonderful holiday blog. I’m new to the site and have enjoyed the holiday theme beginning in November! Very inspirational-I come to the site when I need a break from work or a good idea. Thanks and Happy Holidays, Eliza

  26. Jess Knight says:

    I love aprons! I can not get enough!!

  27. sally says:

    This has been such a fantastic holiday of crafts! Thanks!

  28. Georgia says:

    NIce cupcake apron–cute!

  29. Carol says:

    I love that AB apron. I don’t have that book and was wondering what the actual projects are like!

  30. Alicia A. says:

    I just made a child’s apron today! Thanks for this site, ladies. It’s always super helpful.

  31. sharon says:

    The grey apron is so pretty, and I love the apron tutorials!

  32. kerri says:

    love that apron! great photo…

  33. loved looking at all the craftiness this month!

  34. carrie says:

    Love the apron. Beautiful.

  35. Judy D. says:

    jumping on the apron bandwagon – the cupcake one is just adorable!

  36. kara says:

    What a lovely apron!

  37. Samantha says:

    I won’t get to the snowflake fairies before Christmas, but I think it will make a great January craft!!

  38. Teddi says:

    the fairies are too sweet! No time this year, but think my tree next year will be dazzling with a few of them!

  39. Alex says:

    Very cute snowflake fairies! Also my baby wants ot tell you hjjjjjjjjjuh kkk v78uh 🙂

  40. Sandy says:

    Love the cupcake apron!!

  41. Racheal says:

    Every time you think there can’t be another apron pattern, by golly, there is! I’m not complaining, mind you–I fully plan on making the Flossie Teacakes apron at the next possible opportunity!

  42. Javede says:

    The Snowflake Fairy are fab!

  43. Stacy says:

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial for the child’s apron. I plan to make my daughter and son one after the holidays are over! Thanks for doing such a wonderful job on this blog!

  44. mama k says:

    Those cookies look yummie! I think I need to try that recipe.

  45. Christy says:

    The child’s apron is so cute! Can’t wait to get started on it 🙂

  46. Jess says:

    Not sure if it is too late! Love those fairys!

  47. Shelley says:

    I have that cupcake fabric, I must make some cute aprons with it immediately!

  48. erinmalia says:

    the fabric on that apron is perfect! i love the binding.

  49. MrsH says:

    What a fantastic green apron! And great blogger, too 🙂 I just finished an oh-so-cute set of infant overalls that I can’t wait to give!

  50. upstateLisa says:

    I love the aprons! I need one for myself. I am loving all your tutorials!!! My sewing machine has been humming all week with home made gifts to make!

  51. amy m says:

    lovely aprons! i need to make more… then i would really be inspired to get busy in the kitchen!

  52. Rayna says:

    Love, love, love the snowflake fairies!!

  53. Kim H. says:

    oooh aprons, i love it!!!

  54. heather w. says:

    love that picture of the apron. I just saw it on flickr yesterday actually. Cant wait to do some sewing for myself after Christmas!

  55. melissa says:

    that apron is so cute. thanks!

  56. Pamela says:

    Very cute snowflake fairies! 🙂 Maybe a January craft as we wish for snow.

  57. i can’t wait to try my first apron, thanks for all the helpful links….

  58. Kim says:

    Love that little cupcake apron! I still have not gotten around to making aprons for my girls. Thank you for all these great TUTS you have put up ladies!

  59. Kristine says:

    Oooh that child apron is so cute! I love that cupcake fabric!

  60. kirsten says:

    wow, that apron photo is tres couture! 🙂

    and the fairies are sweet – will have to save it for next year!

  61. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the great site and blogs to read. I’m a tutorial junkie and LOVE that you post them all together – can’t wait to try the apron!!

  62. Adrienne says:

    Apron Love. I made one for my mom this year with some hot pads to match. So easy, but so cute!

  63. Dawn says:

    I love the children’s apron-what a great gift. My girls were given some a couple of years ago and wear them all the time. I love that cupcake material too!

  64. Candace says:

    I love the little girl’s apron! I keep meaning to whip up a couple for my two daughters, and I still haven’t gotten around to it!

  65. Rei says:

    I love aprons. I adore the cupcake one! The gray apron’s very beautiful too.

  66. DeerDominique says:

    Well….it’s official. My craft brain has actually exploded. Too….much….good….stuff…
    My daughter is totally getting an apron or two….well after the holidays.

  67. sb says:

    love the fairy! thanks for all the holiday happiness!

  68. Alissa says:

    Wow! The cupcake child’s apron is very “sweet!” Thanks for directing me to the “Dress the Kids” tutorials, I must have signed on too late to have seen that, and I am very excited!

  69. Dani says:

    I love Florence’s apron….absolutely beautiful! I have only made one apron so far but I definitely need to do some more!

  70. Stephanie says:

    I really wish I had more aprons for presents this year. They are so easy to make and so useful as well. I think I will be making a lot of aprons for birthday presents over the next year!

  71. Kim Langston says:

    The cupcake kids apron is sa-weet!

  72. Meredith says:

    The snow fairies are too cute!!! Thank you!

  73. Frank says:

    Consider me commented! I adore the child’s apron. So cute!

  74. beki says:

    I’ve GOT to make myself an apron, pronto!!

  75. Amanda says:

    The grey apron is almost sexy! 😉

  76. kathy says:

    I love that child’s apron-so sweet.

  77. Jade says:

    Love the grey apron.

  78. Julie says:

    I love apron picture above. With the grey shirt and apron together, it looks like a really cool dress!

  79. katie says:

    oooh… I love the measuring cups with the apron idea… a nice simple present that won’t break the bank! Thanks!

  80. Carrie says:

    Love both of the aprons!!! I have been apron crazy lately and have a stack of fabric just waiting to find the perfect apron pattern. Thanks again for all the inspiration!!!

  81. Ellen says:

    Love Florence’s apron for grandmother and jam tarts…Hope my mother-in -law makes some this Christmas to have with tea!
    Thanks SewMamaSew for all the inspiration and promting the true spirit of the season!

  82. Angela Williams says:

    love the child apron. Can’t wait to make that! Thanks

  83. SED says:

    Those snowflake fairies are wonderful. I have some crocheted snowflakes that I’ve been wanting to use in a project. Thank you for the great idea.


  84. Lil' d says:

    Mmm, I think I might have to make some gingerbread men today.

  85. Mama-E says:

    This series of posts has revolutionized my holiday crafting. Thank you so much!

  86. Celeste says:

    I love that half-apron! I’m actually making quite a few aprons as gifts this year, and I am always looking for inspiration!

  87. Christine says:

    Ooo…I love the apron by Florence.

  88. those snowflake fairies are adorable! Thanks!

  89. Alisha says:

    A kid’s apron is on my to-do list. I was hoping to get some inspiration from Sandy’s site at Lucky Ducky Designs, but the link isn’t working.

    I just love Florence’s blog and I think it will become a regular read. Thanks for sharing all the great links.

  90. Amy says:

    I know a few little girls who would love those snowflake faries!

  91. Kim says:

    This is the good stuff of holiday fun! Handmade at home is where special things happen. Thank you for a year of fun. Merry Christmas!

  92. ariana says:

    Hmm. I need to work some apron magic. I could really use one right now!

  93. Julia D says:

    the snowflake fairies are so pretty! I think my niece’s tree needs one.

  94. Heather B says:

    I was planning on working on an apron this weekend! I figure that I need one for Christmas dinner.

  95. Amy says:

    Apron tutorials… yay! I can’t get enough of them. Thank you!

  96. laurie says:

    I’ve got to make those snowflake fairies for my tree. Thanks again.

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