Monday, March 15, 2010

Once Upon an Apron... and Banana Bread

In my latest obsession with apron making, I combined my love for old quilts, vintage finds, and paper piecing...

When I scrapbook, I adore making little vignettes; houses on rolling hills, elaborate trees on lush landscapes... you get the idea. I also love the look of primitive samplers and quilts. I had made this sampler a few months ago


(and sold it to a dear and darling customer!) and have been itching to make another. Until then, however, I decided to try to make a little landscape art. But this time, I used all fabric, and instead of paper, my canvas was an apron.


I used some fabulous fabric I got at an estate sale. I think it is floursacking - it is so thick and supple! A combination of new fabrics and vintage lace were the rest of my materials, and a tiny little old button was the perfect doorknob :) After much deliberation, I decided to list it on Etsy. I thought about keeping it, but now that it is up for sale, it gives me an excuse to make another!

As for the banana bread...

This weekend, I had the grand idea to make some banana bread. The recipe is my Great Grandma Tessie's recipe, for "Fruit Loaf", and whenever I make it, I usually double it. Well, I had quite a few bananas, and whenever I do make this yummy bread, my dear friend Kelly begs for some - with chocolate chips, of course :) So what do I do? In my ambition, I multiplied the recipe by six. Twelve cups of flour, six cups of bananas, a dozen eggs...

My mixing bowl overfloweth....

It all turned out in the end (my arms got quite the workout. Mixing that much batter is way more taxing than a rowing machine, my friend) and I even had enough for six loaves and six muffins :)

Kelly will be happy :)

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Kristen,
It is so nice to see you blogging again! :D Your creations are beautiful as always! If I owned an apron as pretty as that, I know I could never really use it for its true purpose. ;)
I love baking! I just posted pictures of banana muffins, as well. How funny. :) I'm glad to see you back and I will surely be back to see what you are up to.

scrappyjan said...

Oh Krissy it is so good to see you back into blog land dear!!!!!!!! I have missed your pretties and you!!!!!
Love the arpon VERY VERY CUTE..
hugs, Janiel

Miss Quoted said...

you take the nicest pictures of oyur project... I want that muffin!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hey! I was just thinking about you yesterday! I am SO GLAD you are back blogging. I missed you! You are so talented, I have missed your inspiration. How clever of you to sew fabric! Every time I try I get frustrated:( Your apron is beautiful. Twyla

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Times SIX???? You are very brave. But the photo of your "labors" was beautiful, as was your adorable apron. : )
M.L.

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