Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Flour Shop

My friend, Marissa, has always wanted to open a bakery and make all kinds of fabulous treats. So after much tought and contemplation on a name our friend, Adam, came up with "The Flour Shop". So for her (much belated) Christmas present I wanted to make her first official Flour Shop apron. Or better put - I wanted to design the apron and have my mom make it (love you mom!).

When Marissa was in San Fransisco recently she came across the cutest, most perfect bakery/tea room in the world - Crown & Crumpet. I love it! I wanted to do something like that mixed with a little Anthropologie -

So I started with these:


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Made a little ruffle (and by that I mean - watched my mom make a little ruffle):

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My friend, Theresa, did the monogram:

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I ironed.... a lot:

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And voila!!

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Complete with a little loop for hanging a towel through. You don't want to wipe your hands on such a cute apron!


Not done yet - in true mom fashion she added the finishing touches to make everything perfection.


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Folding it just so:

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It's the details that count.

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And the perfect tiny bird tag:

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Loves.

On a side note I just have to say that I never cease to be amazed by how crazy talented my mom is at pretty much everything. She can whip out couture aprons, bridesmaid dresses, and even wedding dresses without a pattern, make the best candles, fix things - or call someone to fix it :), cook anything, and decorate everything. On top of all of that she's everyone's mom, always there, hilariously funny, brutally honest, and completely gorgeous. Thanks for everything Mom, love you more than words can say.

4 comments:

Marissa said...

I have to say that I love LOVe my apron:) It was such a thoughtful gift, and it is so pretty. Tell your mom that she did a beautiful job sewing it. Thanks so much!!! It still smells really good. Most of the time I just sniff it instead of wear it...:)

megan said...

I want to second all that stuff you had to say about your mom. She is AMAZING. Mike & I are grateful to have gotten to know your entire family and feel inspired by the life your parents lead. They both are the type of people we hope to be someday! So thanks, Deanna, for helping our paths cross with the Murrays - we are better because of it!

Cat said...

That's so funny because I was just in the mood to sew something! Mind if I try and copy your mom's design? Kudos on the fabric choice too, it's VERY anthroplogie.

DNAgallows said...

That is talent! I am so impressed! I can't wait until we can visit The Flour Shop.

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