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Friday, July 1, 2011

Really...?

Honestly... How many of you went to Target
to purchase the Kitchen Towels that I used for these pillows...?



Now how many of you didn't just get the blue ones
but the yellow ones as well?
...I did!



The thing is that I was sitting in my "Make It Happen Room" staring at the yellow towels and the two blue pattern ones, 
when a thought crossed my mind:
 "Wait a minute...
I know what I can do with those!"

I can make an apron... 

...for my sweet Saydi!

{click on the picture to see it larger}

And one little apron... 
{I can remove the flowers for easy washer washing ;)}
...for my little Anni.

And with the 99 cents place-mat that I found at the thrift store...


I can even make another one for Mimi!



Doesn't she look adorable?
A closer look...
...So... to keep the story short...
 here is a mini picture tutorial
of what happened next...

These were soooo EASY to make... because there was almost no sewing involved.
The main body of the aprons were the kitchens towels, then I cut a few straps of fabric, put them in place, sewed them together, added some cute embellishments and I was done...
Three aprons for under $5.00... I'll take that!

...I better think about my boy next time ;)


The End!

...click here to see
where I go party.

Design Dazzle

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43 Comments:

At July 1, 2011 at 2:03 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

The apron looks amazing, so lovely and bright! Cute model too!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 4:06 AM , Blogger Rhonda said...

Those turned out so adorable - what a great color combination!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 4:48 AM , Blogger Inspire Me Heather said...

I love the colours and the patterns! Dang, if we had a Target I would have run out too and got some. Great job Desiree, they look super cute!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 4:55 AM , Blogger Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Seriously adorable!!!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 5:28 AM , Blogger elizabeth said...

Your aprons are darling!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 6:17 AM , Blogger angie @ the cellar door stories said...

so cute!!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Doreen said...

You are sew talented!!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 9:15 AM , Blogger Leticia said...

I could not even find the blue towels....What section were they in? Did you turn them inside out to make the bike pillows? Thanks!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 12:31 PM , Blogger Tasha said...

I {heart} aprons. In love with all 3 of them. You have fantastic taste. Just saying!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 6:03 PM , Blogger chris said...

Adorably done...and everyone got their own apron. What a fantastic way to spend $5.

 
At July 1, 2011 at 7:37 PM , Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely adorable!! Love the color combos and the way you mixed the patterns...great job.

Pat

 
At July 1, 2011 at 9:23 PM , Blogger Jane of All Trades said...

Yes, yes, I did. I got both the blue and yellow. Haven't used them yet but probably will soon. Like the aprons but are still partial to pillows. Thanks for the tip. Never thought to use towels as fabric. I need to broaden my horizons and think out of the box (JoAnn's) more often. ;)

 
At July 2, 2011 at 2:39 AM , Blogger Mami Made It said...

Your models are adorable and the aprons of course too ;)

 
At July 2, 2011 at 7:41 AM , Blogger Chef in Training said...

wow these are so cute! I love them! Thanks for inviting me over for the link party! I just linked up two recipes! I am already a follower of your beautiful blog, but I would love it if you would follow mine too! Thanks so much!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

 
At July 2, 2011 at 9:27 AM , Blogger {nifty thrifty things} said...

These are adorable!! What a great idea! Love your little models, too! :)
xoxo,
Vanessa

 
At July 2, 2011 at 7:54 PM , Blogger lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

your girls are too cute. love the little aprons and the poses..

 
At July 3, 2011 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Angelina @ April Violet said...

Here from Dittle Dattle! This is so unique! There is so much we can sew with so little money spent it's just incredible. I love the colors and your girls, absolutely adorable!

 
At July 3, 2011 at 6:49 PM , Blogger Jill said...

Fabulous aprons - even better photos and what a fantastic bargain!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

 
At July 3, 2011 at 7:22 PM , Blogger Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I found one on the clearance rack, but didn't buy it. Now I am wishing I had. Love how yours turned out.

 
At July 4, 2011 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Good Time Charlie said...

These are adorable! You are such a major well of talent, it just keeps going! Hope you have a wonderful 4th. -K

 
At July 5, 2011 at 1:58 AM , Blogger Carissa said...

Oh my word. These are absolutely adorable! What a genius idea for how to do a serious upcycle on towels & a placemat. I'm pinning these for later!

I found you through the Round Tuit linky party and I'm your newest follower because i love your stuff. I'd love a follow back if you're interested --> Carissa's Creativity Space

 
At July 5, 2011 at 6:51 AM , Blogger Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

These are so cute!! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

 
At July 5, 2011 at 10:15 AM , Blogger {northern cottage} said...

oh my goodness you are so stinking cute!

and i DID get the aqua ones (a few weeks ago actually before your post) no yellow ones at our target! And also got some of the cute plates on clearance! I LOVE your pillows & the apron is too fabulous!

 
At July 5, 2011 at 6:02 PM , OpenID Head Ant said...

Now I want some towels.

 
At July 6, 2011 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Katie said...

I love this apron! And honestly--the colors could not be more perfect! I'd love if you would join us over at Sew Woodsy and link up this awesome apron!

 
At July 6, 2011 at 6:45 PM , Blogger OAK House 5. said...

LOVE this! I am obsessed with aprons! Need to do this to add to my collection! Well done!

 
At July 6, 2011 at 7:16 PM , Blogger Screaming Sardine said...

Wow, how creative! I love how you've shown you can make such cute things out of towels I'd normally pass by. Thanks for sharing this. :)

Stumbled this!

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

 
At July 6, 2011 at 8:57 PM , Blogger A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

These are FAB!! I wish we had Target here in Canada!
Jo-Anna
P.S. Love your new cheery header!

 
At July 6, 2011 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Anna said...

You are amazing and I want one of each of those for me and my little Malea! Dang girl, I'm impressed!!!

Thank you for linking up at the Weekend Warrior.

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

 
At July 7, 2011 at 4:05 AM , Blogger southernscraps said...

Those aprons are fabulous. My Target doesn't have the towels (insert frown here).

 
At July 7, 2011 at 5:50 AM , Blogger Shore Girl said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!

 
At July 7, 2011 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

How creative! That is awesome and they are so cute!! Thanks for the inspiration :)
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

 
At July 7, 2011 at 12:10 PM , Blogger Hug a tree with me said...

I am your newest follower from the hop, check me out at http://hugatreewithme2.blogspot.com whenever you can

 
At July 7, 2011 at 3:24 PM , Blogger LisaWeidknecht said...

I'm a new follower, here from the Thursday hop. I hope you'll follow me back at www.weidknecht.com!

 
At July 7, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Blogger freckled laundry said...

Precious! I'll be featuring these tonight. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday! xo Jami

 
At July 7, 2011 at 9:30 PM , Blogger Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

ah these is adorable! Love the colors!

 
At July 8, 2011 at 6:27 AM , Blogger malia said...

Incredible! And your daughter is a doll! Newest follower from the Thrifty Thursday Blog hop... would love for you to consider following me back xo
Malia

http://www.yesterdayontuesday.com

 
At July 8, 2011 at 1:50 PM , Blogger {nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week, Desirée!
I will feature these cute aprons at my next linky party! :)
Besos,
Vanessa

 
At July 9, 2011 at 8:36 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Oh my gosh! These are the cutest little aprons ever!! I LOVE them.

 
At July 10, 2011 at 5:29 AM , Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I love this.... the colors and the style are wonderful!! I will be featuring you on this weeks Amaze Me Monday! Thank you for linking up :D

 
At July 10, 2011 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Simple Girl said...

LOL - I bought these cute towels even BEFORE I read your post, just because they were so cute! Now I know what to do with them! (Also a mom of three girls and a boy! :-)

 
At July 10, 2011 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Thank you for linking up to my Tuesday Confessional this week. You were featured, so be sure to grab a button! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-features-upcycling.html
I hope to see you next week.
~Macy

 
At July 17, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Blogger jor johnson said...

Hi, is the large yellow & white check/gingham a target towel or fabric? if it is fabric, do you know where you got it? Thanks!

Jorjohnson43@gmail.com

 

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