Mother-in-Law: You Shall Be Pinny-less No More!

I don’t know if I am just an old fashioned girl, or perhaps just a particularly messy cook but I pretty much always wear an apron (or pinny, as my nan would have had it) when I’m cooking, especially when flour is involved. I was surprised to learn at Christmas that my mother-in-law doesn’t own a pinny, despite being a self confessed messy cook. So, I have made her one in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday. Here I am modelling the said apron:

modelling apron

I’m pretty pleased with it. It’s the first time I have made pockets, or a scalloped hem. And I made my own continuous binding. Which seemed like something of a magic trick πŸ™‚

Incidentally, the top I am wearing was made by my mum from Vogue V8536. She made it for herself but decided it was a bit too small so gave it to me. Hooray!

Waif has also completed his latest sewing project, a stuffed owl called…wait for it…Owlie :-). It’s the biggest thing he’s sewn so far and I think he did a great job. Here’s Owlie in the wild:

owlie in the wild

And, as you can see, Owlie is the perfect size and shape for cuddling:

cuddling owlie

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23 thoughts on “Mother-in-Law: You Shall Be Pinny-less No More!

  1. painterswife says:

    I think Owlie is a triumph!

  2. Andria says:

    I really like the colors of that apron. Should I ever learn to sew properly (with fabric and patters, for clothing), I will surely do lots of aprons! Your son’s softie making skills are really outstanding. Perhaps he should consider his own Etsy shop! (I would buy one!)

  3. annjrippin says:

    I love your retro pinky, and the owl. He has a kind of seventies retro look. Gorgeous.

    • vivjm says:

      Thanks. He does look rather 70s doesn’t he?! Waif has always favoured brown & gold colours, even when he was just 3 or 4 years old.

  4. Gjeometry says:

    Ooooh, you finished the apron, I love it!! Very pretty. And the owl is so well done. He should be so proud! πŸ™‚

  5. Oh my gosh, how clever is Waif?! He must be a very patient worker.

    I love you made your own bias binding. That is magic! I am a messy cook as well and have long wanted one of this slip over pinnies. I will have to tame my sewing machine first though. Love the fabrics you chose, I think your mother in law will be very happy!

    • vivjm says:

      The bias binding was magic – but not sure it was worth all the effort cos I probably could have bought some binding pretty much the same colour!!
      And yes, Waif is v clever (although I may be slightly biased!!)

  6. Love the pinny. It’s on my list of things to make!

  7. Moral Fibres says:

    What a family of fantastic crafters! That owl is stunning and the apron, well, I need one of those as I’m a messy cook too πŸ˜‰

  8. teapotfox says:

    Owlie is fantastic! Good job!

  9. oanh says:

    I love the word pinny. I want me one of those owlies!

  10. Tis true…you just can’t beat a good pinny πŸ™‚
    Are you tempted to keep it? πŸ˜‰
    As for the owl – it really is great!
    Stew.

  11. A lovely pinny and an amazing Owlie!! I am guessing there are some pretty happy people all around! Did your son make that owl?? How old is he?? πŸ˜€ I’m inspired! Well done Viv! Sharon

    • vivjm says:

      Aw, thanks Sharon! Mother in law was very pleased with her apron – I don’t think anyone had ever made her anything before!
      And yes, my son did make the owl (though I helped a bit with tying off thread and so on). He’s just turned 8 years old.

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