This 'sewing apron' is the needlework kit that was sitting next to the table runners that inspired me to sew this craft apron...the one with the tape measure sewn upside down so you can lift the bottom of your apron to measure something. I have purchased a new sewing machine (more on that later) and have been working on a tutorial (more on that later too). I love this kit because, as the package says, it's "ready-sewn". All I have to do is attach the tape measure, pin cushion, and scissor loops. And embroider the bottom...but I can do that.
Packaged with the sewing apron was this kit for a holiday panel...a 20x49 table runner. The kit is called "White Christmas" and it's a cute winter town scene complete with a snowman. Check out the Glo-Met gold embroidery floss...which describes MYLAR as "DuPont's Reg. Trademark for its Polyester Film"...so space age. As much as I'd like to think I will make this kit, it would be much better off at the home of someone that loves to embroider.
I have created a holiday section in my etsy shop and will add this kit today. The holiday shop has my postcards, some cute new patchwork clipboards, and the coolest striped ribbon ever. I may add more items as inspiration strikes but plan to close that section of my shop on December 6th. I don't know how to describe it but holiday ideas and magazines kind of stress me out as the middle of December hits...I have learned to get rid of any holiday catalogs and put away any books or magazines because they can bring on a "Oh, I should have done that!" panic which I try to avoid. How's that for a nutty explanation...but it can't just be me...right?