Monday, July 30, 2012

The Perfect Birthday Gift


The title is misleading, I realize. So maybe it's not the perfect birthday gift for a son-in-law, but I don't want that Indiana resident to forget Wisconsin...thus, the Holstein grilling apron and cap. :-)

The apron pattern was not easy to use. It was a kids' apron pattern that I found lying around here, so I thought I'd use it. But rather than teaching children 'wrong' side of the fabric, it called it 'the ugly side' of the fabric. What??  Ugly is rather subjective, and it wasn't the only thing that irritated me about this pattern. Why is it people think that kids can't learn things the proper way, or have to be talked down to in order for them to understand?

It's a pet peeve of mine.

Since our son-in-law had just purchased a grill, he needed an apron. I thought the heart (as in 'loving Wisconsin and everything about it' would be a nice touch. :-)

Yeah, the cap was a little over the top (no pun intended).

And that Indiana 'boy'? He (and our daughter and Henry) AND our other daughter and her husband are going to be here this week!  If I don't get anything else posted all week, you'll know why. Well, we'll see what happens. I'm so looking forward to seeing them!

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22 comments:

Denise said...

Very cute, lol

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

It is the perfect gift, Judy! I'm with you about calling the wrong side of the fabric the ugly side. Have a great time this week and enjoy those kiddo's!

Parsley said...

That makes me giggle. Well done! I'm sure it will bring smiles and many fun BBQs!

Joyce said...

So cute! Enjoy this time with your family!

Sandra said...

looks like the perfect gift to me. it just amazes me you are so talented, making the hat is totally amazing. and i love cows. i notice people talking down to kids and what surprises me is they do it to the elderly in the nursing home, taking baby talk and treating them like 2 year old kids.

Cranberry Morning said...

oops. full disclosure here. I didn't make the cap. When we were on our way to Indiana, we stopped at a Kwik Trip for fuel and I saw that hat with the identical fabric. It was perfect! lol

Olive Cooper said...

Cool apron...it is far too hot to wear an apron here whilst bbq'in however. It is just about too hot to cook period. I hope you are much cooler today. Have a good time with your kiddos.

Eileen said...

Very nice apron and how lucky to find a matching cap. I bought my husband a novelty apron "Licensed to Grill".
Enjoy the precious time with your family.

Marcie said...

I love this. I think it would be a perfect gift. I would love for you to share it on my Monday linky party.
http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
Thanks
Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

Kristen said...

Cute! And I often prefer the "wrong" side of the fabric.

Ruth Kelly said...

I've never seen a pattern that said ugly side - how very unusual but then I haven't bought patterns in years. I have an abundance of old patterns that were mine, my mothers and even my grandmothers.

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Love it!
Have fun this week!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I think it's a great gift! Enjoy your visit!

Jenn said...

That IS the perfect gift! I love it, Judy - it is amazing!!
Enjoy your family!!

Etcetorize said...

I bet he'll love the matching cap...not over the top at all. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

Yenta Mary said...

The apron and cap are so cute! But even better is having your family near ... :)

Chatty Crone said...

That was a WONDERFUL gift! I think he will really love it. Handmade with love,
sandie

Carla said...

Have fun! I love the apron. Made with love is always the best!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

That is just to cute!!

vintage grey said...

Very fun!! xo Heather

Crafty Mischief said...

So cute! I have a cow lovin' friend who would go crazy over those!

J_on_tour said...

Ideal for a dog lover, it reminds me of 101 dalmatians :-)

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