Monday, July 26, 2010


For a long time now, I've wanted a pretty apron, what's more than that, I wanted to make it myself. So, a few weeks ago, I went out and found a pattern and fabric I loved and cut out all the pieces. And then it sat. And sat.
Until a couple of days ago that is. I decided it was time to make this apron and see if I was still able to sew. And I found that sewing is much like bicycling for me. Once learned, it seems to have stayed with me for all these years that I didn't touch my sewing machine.
The fact that it was an easy pattern also helped. I only had to open up one seam that I had messed up. Not bad! And the end result?!? I love it! What do you think?
I don't know what took me so long to start on this. And ... you guessed it ... I've already laid out the fabric for another one with a different pattern. I find that housework is so much more enjoyable with a pretty apron...

P.S. I have been painting again and should have something to show you soon. I'm so excited!


  1. Oh! it's fantastic! what a beautiful apron Silke, it's just perfect. I do know what you mean about sewing and picking up where you left off. You look adorable in your pretty apron!
    I have 3 of my grandmothers that i love and wear them all the time, i've made many also. I've not used a pattern though, I think i'll go look at them now!
    xoxo lori

    p.s. i've enjoyed so much catching up with your recent posts, i'm so glad you've decided to just let be, you are completely wonderful as you are. And thank you for the recipes!

  2. Oh, I love the fabric! Great apron!

  3. Wow Silke - you look amazing, the apron isn't bad too - lol! Only joking - the apron is beautiful, love the design & fabric. Glad to hear you're feeling better creatively.

    Thank you for all your support recently it's so appreciated by all my family.

    Take care xxxx

  4. Lovely Silke, I too like to wear a pretty apron whilst working around the house, i've ruined too many clothes with bleach in the past and learnt my lesson lol :)

    Micki x

  5. I LOVE your apron and that is a gorgeous photo of you! Bet you feel so "prissy" wearing that apron!

    So glad you are painting - that seems to be the soul of your creativity~~~

    (are you guys burning up down there? we are!!)


  6. Yay! Your creative spark never left, did it?! It was just on the rinse cycle! :-)) Very nice apron!!!

  7. Perfekt! Liebe Grüße, Verena - die beim letzten Foto (Stichwort Zehen) besonders lächeln musste! Ich komme in das Alter der Erinnerungen, merkst du das, liebe Silke?!?

  8. You are so adept with your hands. You look adorable! (and barefoot too :)) For someone who does a lot of cooking, you certainly need a pretty apron to drape you. Well this one fits the bill. Happy cooking!!! Wishing you a lovely Monday to start your week! Tsup!

  9. Love the fabric and the pattern! Good job! I never learned to sew but picked up a sewing machine a while ago. Picked up some material similar to that of your apron to start with some potholders. I really enjoy checking out your blog every day--thanks for sharing so much of yourself. Have a great Monday! Linda R.

  10. The apron is adorable - and the painted toes lend a air of creativity even in the midst of the mundane :)

    I don't sew a button on a shirt, but this looks like a fun project.

  11. beautiful, silke. what is it about aprons that feels so nostalgic? you look great! and i couldn't help but look past you to your white lovely kitchen, and i would guess a den with books on the other side? it is so fun to learn about one another in this way.

    i eagerly await your next-stage painting 'debut'--now that you KNOW you're an artist!!


  12. I love your bright, cheeful apron! And it looks so cute on you. It's good to hear that your energy has shifted, and you've been able to enjoy your sewing and art projects. Here's to a creative week for all of us! Cheers, Beth

  13. That is the same pattern I have that I made the multicolored blue apron w/scraps!
    Oh Silke, DAAAAAAHHHHLING! We have good taste! We are truly Domestic Goddesses! (heehee)
    Okay, you are...I just do it when I have to!
    Turned out great---isn't that a wonderful pattern? When I get time--hahaha--I want to try the retro Vogue pattern I bought. Then I can swing, baby! :D


  14. So cute Silke! By the way I love your kitchen too!

    Love, c

  15. The apron is gorgeous and your smile make it look like haute couture! Klasseteil, Silke!

  16. You look absolutely ravishing!

  17. Oh I L♥VE!! L♥ve your wee little toes too! That Daniel is one lucky man, I tell ya! I hadn't sewn in forever either when I made Alice's dress for the tea party, but the great thing about TODAY is that one can look on YouTube for a tutorial on anything. Yep, I had to remember how to do an invisible zipper. But it does come right back to you. How Fun. You inspire me. I am writing your letter RIGHT NOW! Really. I am. Seriously. Even made the card. **blows kisses** Deb

  18. Das ist interessant: Verena erwähnt die Zehen,
    und ich habe sie mit der Lupe betrachtet, um
    zu sehen, wie sie lackiert sind.
    Das Foto ist sehr schön. Es zeigt deine Künste,
    liebe Silke.
    Mach weiter so!
    Angela und Elisabeth

  19. you look so beautiful! i LOVE your apron and cannot believe you've already started another. can't wait to see some of your new paintings too!

    best wishes to you!

  20. This is lovely! Your talent amazes me, Silke. Glad you were able to enjoy the moon. Have fun creating more aprons and your gorgeous art! Thanks for the inspiration....:)

  21. Wow, Silke! I'm impressed. I didn't know you sewed. I love that bright, cheerful flower pattern. It looks great on you!

    Have a nice day!
    Doris and Gizzy

  22. Hello, Lovely Barefoot Chef!!!

    Hmmn... I was so excited, I forgot what to say.

    Oh yes!

    Have a beautiful day, dearest Silke!

    Tsup! Tsup!!!

  23. Beautiful lady in the beautiful apron. Can't wait to see your creations.

  24. Silke, that apron is SO adorable! Congrats to you. :) Me and sewing machines don't really agree - although I'd love to learn how. Maybe it's a left-handed thing, I don't know. But you are totally rocking that apron!!! Theresa

  25. You are just beautiful! Right down to your sweet little painted toes! Great job! Blessings to you friend.