We have a friend, Susan, who is getting married in December. Susan is about 40 years old and has lived on her own for many years. She is marrying a widower.
Since both the bride and groom have lived on their own, they really do not need many things. I searched my brain for a gift for this wedding and finally decided on something I make for myself but do not sell.
I decided to make Susan a couple of aprons and some hand-crocheted dish cloths. I love these dish cloths but do not sell them because they would be way too expensive. They take about 4-5 hours each to make and no one would want to pay that much for dish cloths. However, they are the best I have ever found. So a unique, handmade, custom wedding gift just for Susan.
Susan adores the color pink so I searched my fabric and found these 2 pieces that will create very cute aprons.
Then I started working on the dish cloths at night. I like to crochet while relaxing in the evenings. It gives me something productive to do while spending time with my hubby.
I decided to use doily patterns as the basis for the cloths but I used 2 strands of thread for a few rows. The 2 strands give the dish cloths a little more scrubbing power without making them super heavy. So at night I worked on the dishcloths and in the daytime I worked on the aprons.
I really like this pattern and I think Susan wil especially like the ruffles on the shoulder strap. I used the dark pink to create this apron.
It is hard to see in the photo but I used bright pink ricrac around the pockets.
I made a traditional half apron with the light pink but I trimmed the pockets, sides and hem with lace.
The aprons were finished and I had just a little bit more to do and the dishcloths were done as well.
I have a friend who loves to scrapbook and she is making a congratulations card to include with the gift. I will post photos when it is finished. Now I just need to get the gift wrapped and it will be ready for our trip in a few weeks.