Peter and I bonded over email when he told me that he was caring for his wife as she was recovering from a knee replacement - this, at the same time that I was caring for Ian after his back surgery! He wrote, "I will think of you when I am cooking and changing the ice packs, and send you lots of good karma."
I was touched by the thoughtfulness of his gift, and I had a great time making this design just for Pattie. I hope she'll be up and about and gardening again soon!
I created this full apron for my friend Maria to give to her daughter, Lucy, as a Christmas gift. Maria won a custom Connect the Dots apron a few months ago, when I created a personalized apron for her nephew. I was delighted that she came back for another custom design!
Her daughter will be doing her student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom this semester, so Maria asked for something durable and fun with lots of pockets. "Think finger paints," she said.
Since Lucy likes polka dots and vintage prints, I combined three coordinated green, blue, and yellow fabrics. I can just picture her getting crafty with her class!
Finally, Janet found me through the Brown Alumni Magazine as well. She commissioned me to create a customized apron for her sister, Susanna, who owns a catering business, "Back to Basics Kitchen" in Colorado.
After exploring the Back to Basics Kitchen website, Janet and I discussed a design that would incorporate the beautiful painted vegetables pictured on the site. Janet told me that her grandmother painted those vegetables, so it was very special to include them on the apron.
How cute is that tomato? I was thinking of Susanna and Janet on Christmas morning, and how I played a small part in their family's holiday gathering.