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.
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.