As some of my long-time blogees know, my three daughters are adopted. In addition to providing me with a ready-made family, Vietnam also provided me with their birth certificates. Key word there is – provided. Since they didn’t regularly issue birth certificates, they had to issue them for our adoption. And issue them they did, exactly 9 days apart. So beginning on July 21 and ending on Aug 7th, we have 3 birthdays, a birthday every 9 days. Since my birthday and my husband’s are a week apart in May, it is either feast or famine on birthdays in the Sidewalk household.
This year in addition to the usual presents or money, I decided to make something for the girls. I haven’t sewn for them since they were little. Since all of my girls know their way around a kitchen, I thought a cute apron would be perfect. I decided to make them reversible, because everyone knows, that’s like getting two for the price of one.
So, I turned to my new book, The Perfect Apron: 35 Fun and Flirty Designs for You to Make to see what I could find. I wanted something simple, since I had to make three.
I enjoyed making these so much, I think that I’ll try to make them something every year for their birthday. Except that my youngest has decided to not celebrate birthdays anymore (because they didn’t celebrate them in Vietnam). I imagine the other two are greedily rubbing their hands together imagining the overflow that will fall their way!