Simple Aprons and Thankful Treats from World Market

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I hope that you guys had a wonderful weekend!  It went by in a flash and here it is Monday… again!  That’s okay, because I have something really fun that I did with the girls yesterday…

Simple Aprons and Thankful Treats!

 This could easily sound like any other Sunday with a little sewing and making treats with the kids, but this time it was so much more!

  Bonnie and I were given an amazing opportunity when we were chosen to work with World Market as part of their Passport To Style campaign with HGTV {be sure to check out the sweepstakes info at the end… you won’t want to miss it}.  This was another one of those “pinch me now” moments for me… it is one of my absolute, favorite stores!  To me, World Market is one store that has everything that I love most… beautiful textiles, yummy food, housewares, paper goods, jewelry, clothing, and holiday goodies galore!  Seriously y’all, I could move in!!

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Here was the tough part… deciding what to make.  We had to come up with a DIY project to share with you guys and they have so much cool stuff, I had a really hard time choosing.  After many many hours of ADD, I finally decided to stick with what I know best… pretty fabric, vibrant grosgrain ribbons, polka dots, baking, and my two favorite girls!

I decided to make the girls ultra-easy aprons and we would have an afternoon of baking cupcakes and packaging them up to show some of our favorite friends how thankful we are for them.  I don’t know who was  more excited… me or the girls?!

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To make the aprons, all I needed was grosgrain ribbon and a bright kitchen towel. I chose two gorgeous towels from their kitchen textiles section.  This is the easiest sewing project ever… simply measure how long you want the apron to be,  make a casing by folding and ironing the top down, sew one line down the edge of the casing, and finally thread the ribbon through the casing.  That is it!! Super, super easy! If you are looking for a great beginner sewing project… this one is great!

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 The girls just loved them and it was so much fun to see them twirling around and excited to have one of their very own aprons!  Now to get them to cook all of the meals for me… hmmm.

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 Ann chose the orange medallion print with the green grosgrain ribbon. A more grown up choice for my beautiful baby who is eight going on twenty :).    I really loved that it came with the orange pom pom fringe already adhered to the bottom… score!

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 Little La La loved hers that had the “buh-deez” on it and the fun floral ruffle.  Such a little cutie!

Up next was baking ….

I chose the Sweet Potato Cupcake boxed mix to see if we could whip up a little something different and totally Fall. I love that all I had to do was add a little butter, eggs, water, and powdered sugar to the box mix for the cupcakes and maple frosting!

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 I had lots of help from my little baker, too! She loved filling up the muffin pans with the cupcake pen, too.  Sweet little gadget if you haven’t used one yet.  I think the pot holder was one of my favorite finds…  isn’t that such a gorgeous print?!  I also stocked up for holiday baking with a muffin pan and stackable cooling racks. I thought that they were all fantastically priced, too!

Now it was time for the decorating and packaging fun to begin…

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 The girls decorated their cupcakes with loads of Fall-colored sprinkles and mini marshmallows.

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We packaged up our treats in thes.e fun take-out boxes.

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 A perfect Sunday afternoon.  Just perfect!!

 Be sure to check out the giveaway, too…

 Passport to Style

  • Grand Prize package includes: A $10,000 World Market shopping spree and design consultation with an HGTV Designer
  • There will also be 3 runner up prize winners that will each receive a $1,000 World Market gift card!
  • The HGTV Sweepstakes runs from September 22, 2012 until October 26, 2012.
  • If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive 5 additional bonus entries. This is part of the registration process when entering. Users can also enter daily for more chances to win.
  • Enter online at WORLDMARKETSWEEPSTAKES.COM or FACEBOOK.COM/WORLDMARKET

 

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Comments

  1. Love this!! So sweet! And when did the blog get a new ‘do?? I missed that! Anyways, it looks fantastic!

  2. Oh World Market is one of my favorite stores! Almost swung by their yesterday to check out what’s new but it was an ugly, rainy day. Love the aprons, very cute.

  3. Really Cute! Great idea and love the fabric WM offers- such Bold Colors…my favorite! Great Post Ladies!

  4. I am getting better at know when this will be a Trish post or a Bonnie post – too cute, love it!

  5. oh my goodness those are super cute aprons! love it

  6. Those aprons are so cute! I adore World Market and never leave there empty handed. How were the cupcakes? I saw the mix when I was there but didn’t pick it up.

    • Shannah @ Just Us Four »

      Don’t they have the best stuff?! I think I am going back this afternoon to pick a few things up for a party I’m throwing! The cupcakes were pretty good for a mix. The maple frosting was not my girls absolute favorite, but I thought it was yummy! Thanks for the kind words and for always being so sweet!

      Take care,

      Trish

  7. So cute, and those patterns are amazing!

  8. Love those aprons. Learning how to sew and definitely see this project in my future. Thanks for sharing :)
    Dee Dee

  9. This is such a wonderfully creative idea. Thanks for the inspiration. I would love if you would share this at my link party going on right now:

    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-weekly-creative-4.html

    Thanks!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  10. So lovely!!! Love the colours and fabrics! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I’d love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  11. I absolutely adore the aprons. What a fantastic idea. My daughter would love one.

  12. I would do anything for one of those pretty lil aprons! We love having you at Whimsy Wednesday!
    Kelly,
    Smart! School {House}
    http://www.smartschoolhouse.com

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