Monday, October 8, 2007

Halloween Apron and Calendar

Halloween is so much fun—I just love it.

Halloween Apron Swap

Laura at
Beelicious hosted a Halloween Apron swap wherein the aprons were to be handmade using Halloween novelty fabrics that are cute and fun but not gruesome or gory.

This is the apron I made for my swap partner Debi using vintage-look fabric and a complementary autumnal-print for the waistband, ties and pocket. I used the pattern and instructions from Amy Karol at Angry Chicken's Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew.

To go with the apron, I included a kit to make candy-coated pretzels, two jars of autumnal-colored sugar crystals, cookie cutters, and a set of black-handled wooden spoons. Everything was packaged in a soft-colored gold quilted box.

Halloween Calendar

I've shown you the cute recipe card you can get from The Vintage
Workshop and here is the October calendar included in the same clipart package I bought. You can write in your personal details or add text via your photo editing program as I’ve done to demonstrate for you.

Each year I make a family calendar to give at Christmas for the new year using photos my husband and I choose from those taken during the year. Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations, etc. are always carefully documented so no one forgets any else’s special day. I’ve done this for years now using Microsoft Word for the actual calendar pages but the Vintage Workshop pages are so much prettier.


Carol said...

I love the vintage workshop. I have purchased quite a few downloads but have yet to make good use of them :/
Your swap package is awesome!

a pink-bee said...

WoW ! Again- you always amaze me with everything you do Junie-
Vintage workshop ! I am on my way :) Thanks :)

La Tea Dah said...

What fun things you are involved in! I like the autumn apron idea --- so cool!

Thanks for commenting on my blog. It's always nice to hear from you. Our extended family has a ranch near your town, so hearing from you always makes me feel closer to them. Interesting how the mind works, huh.

I'll keep you in my 'drawing' but if you will, will check with you first. There might be a substitution (like a bookmark) that wouldn't be so bulky as you are trying to 'simplify'.

Enjoy a happy day! It's a beautiful one here!


Lynn said...

Your apron looks great! I really need to do a yearly calendar with birthdays... I think my problem is that it needs to be cute enough to be displayed in a prominent place!

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

Someone is going to be a lucky girl-What a beautiful apron & goodies!Thanks for the roof love**

Jan said...

Any recipient of a gift from you is very lucky. It's your special attention to details that always amazes me.

Inspired Tokens said...

Someone sure is a lucky lady - you do such wonderful creative work. I love the apron and the calendar, how cute is that.

Storybook Woods said...

I love the apron. I do not like scary, so I love yours. And your calendar. It is so charming. How come you never see anything like that out and about. But then I am such a sucker for anything form old children’s book. Have a lovely Monday. Clarice

Monica said...

what a fun idea for a swap , I missed out on that one! Love the apron you sent and the yummy pretzel goodies!

hoganfe said...

Sweeeeettt Apron!!!!