Synopses & Reviews
A is for adorable and amazingly irresistible and incredibly attractive: who would have imagined that the apron, that charming and nostalgic symbol of domesticity, would become todayand#8217;s must-have home accessory? But it most certainly is, as stitchers and crafters flock to these creative canvases as the perfect vehicle for showcasing fabulous fabric, simple embellishments, and novel ideas. These ingenious projectsand#151;from ultra-feminine and vintage chic to whimsical color-playand#151;include waist and bib aprons, pinafores, smocks, cobblers, and even something for the pint-sized cook. All of the projects are photographed in a playful style. And templates, sewing basics, and quick and easy projects for sprucing up store-bought aprons and whipping up aprons from recycled materials are here too!
A well-loved symbol of domesticity, ripe with charm and nostalgia, aprons are enjoying a big comeback among creative sewers. Simply Aprons offers 12 projects from a pool of talented designers, ranging from ultra-feminine and vintage chic to whimsical and colorful.and#160; The designs include a number of apron sizes and shapes, and all templates are included.
Festive and eye-catching, banners, buntings, garlands, and pennants add visual fun to almost any type of celebration or space. These 40 quick and easy projectsandmdash;made of paper, fabric, felt, and moreandmdash;make beautiful displays. Use them for special events, for holidays, when entertaining, or even just to spice up a room. A basics section gives beginners a primer on the materials and techniques they need.
About the Author
Amanda Carestio is the author of Never Been Stitched
, Wee Felt Worlds
, and Stash Happy
, and (with Kathy Sheldon) coauthor ofand#160;Fa la la la Felt
, and Heart-Felt Holidays
, all published by Lark Crafts. She lives in Asheville, NC.
Kathy Sheldon is also the author of Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk and coauthor of Aimee Rayandrsquo;s Sweet and Simple Jewelry, all published by Lark Crafts.and#160;She lives in Asheville, NC.