Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Something a little different

One day I was browsing through our local Dollar Store and saw these cute beige coloured muslin aprons, but silly girl that I am, didn't buy one. A few weeks later, I was thinking about what I would do for my September DT project and immediately thought of those Dollar Store aprons. I rushed down to get one, and yep, you guessed it, they were all gone! I was so disappointed, because I had big plans for that apron! Anyway, every time I went back to the store I would check out the craft isle  hoping they would get in another shipment before my project was due. Every time I left disappointed. But, just this past week, they had some, only instead of being beige in colour they were black. I really didn't want a black one, but I bought one anyway and now I am so glad that I did!

Plain Black Apron with
4 Front Pockets Along the Bottom
I started this project by colouring the "Floppy Craft Bunny" image, which you can find right here in the  Meljen's Shop,  with my Copic Markers. Then, I matted it first onto black cardstock, then added a second matting of stripped DP, so it sort of looked like a card front.

I then scanned this into my computer and printed it on to transfer paper. [I just bought mine at Walmart]. Then using some iron on adhesive, [ the kind with the peel off paper backing], I adhered it to a piece of white muslin, following the directions on the package. [The white muslin helps to keep the colours bright]. After peeling off the paper backing, I positioned the image onto the front of the apron and again ironed it, adhering it to the apron front. To dress it up a bit, I sewed some pretty polka dot ribbon around the outside of the image and tied on some big red buttons with floss in each corner. I am really pleased with how it turned out. I love how it matches my Copic carrying case!What do you think?
Finished Apron

Close Up

 Well, I hope this little project got your creative juices flowing. Thank you so much for sharing your projects with us over on our FB page or by entering our weekly challenges. We love seeing your work! Until next time.


Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Anything But a Card
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything but a Card
Lexi's Creations -Anything but a Card
Parade Your Crafts - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Bingo [stitching/ Image/ Buttons]



what a darling card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Ingrid Mason

Well Nancy, you did invite me to say what I think about your apron and I'm so pleased you did ..... my thoughts ... stunning, spectacular, absolutely beautiful. I love your apron, I loved reading the story behind it and I thouroughly enjoyed reading the methods you used to make the apron. I'm tossing up between two sayings that obviously apply to your story, mmmm you choose which you think fits best. 'All things happen for a reason' or 'the best things come to those who wait'. You weren't meant to have the cream aprons :-) Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)


Oh, this is so sweet - love the image!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!


so creative....I always wondered how people got their images onto clothing etc. thanks for sharing and playing at parade your crafts

Susan Hogan

Wow, all the work to produce a stunning item. Love it! Such a lovely bit of colouring too and the best bit is that you can use the topper on a card!! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft for our Anything but a Card challenge.


What a wonderful idea...I am going to give this a try!

Amy Martin

Adorable apron. Very clever idea. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Parade Your Crafts.
Amy - PYC DT


Wow what a gorgeous apron. Great design and love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx


Cute make
Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs katie x

* Shell B.*

Super cute Nancy......love the transfer to the apron idea!

Thanks for joining in the fun at One Stitch At A Time Challenge.....good luck!
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Shell in Alaska (DT)


This apron is adorable ,so cute love this ideas so much.The coloring is terrific too.Thanks for sharing your creation. Thanks for joining us with our challenge at Parade your Crafts .
Crystal - DT Parade your Crafts

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Wonderful - I love it!

Thank you for joining this week at Artistic Inspirations
Zoe x
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