Friday, August 7, 2009

My kitchen buddy

The Boy loves to help in the kitchen. I decided he needed an apron.

ducky apron
I used the Kids' Four Corners Apron from Vanilla House Designs. I'm thrilled with how it came out! It is super-cute and it fits nearly perfectly (next time I might make the neckband a little longer to make it a little easier for him to put it on by himself). The trickiest part of the pattern for me was placement of the neckband. I'm not sure I did it quite right, because the stitches are showing on the front (I think they're supposed to be hidden by the triangle flap?). It wasn't in the pattern, but I decided to go ahead and topstitch the ties, the apron, and the pocket-- I just think it gives it a more finished look.

I'm actually thinking this apron might be a great option for birthday gifts next year (similar to how I did the crayon caddies this year). It is a great pattern!

But, I think you need to see it in action to truly appreciate it:

a smiling boy in the kitchen
Cooking is fun! (And flour is tasty!)

boy thinking about doing something with that bowl
Hmmm.... maybe...

boy sticking finger into bowl
Yeah... definitely better test it out...

boy licking tasty batter from finger
Mmmm.... cupcake batter!


  1. Great apron and your little guy looks sooo cute cooking! :)

  2. What a great helper!! Looks like the batter was perfect!

  3. So cute! I love the idea of elastic instead of a tie.

  4. Very cute :) I am envious, my little one still hates his apron :( BTW I love your countertops.

  5. Very cute apron. Do you think he would share the leftover batter?

  6. I love it! Looks like the boy loves it too. Any leftover cupcakes? ;-)

  7. The apron is sure cute but he is ADORABLE!!!

  8. A sweet apron for a sweet boy!

  9. that looks really neat on him! i was thinking it was cool ... but to see it "in action" definitely sold me on that idea! i'm going to go bookmark that one! :)