Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chef's assistant

A few weeks ago, I finally made myself sit down and sew a couple of aprons for the girls. I had meant to ever since making them for Ellie's class, and somehow it never reached the top of the priority list until Ellie was invited to a cooking party for a friend's birthday. I am so happy with the Montessori apron pattern on Sew Liberated (thank you, Meg! so kind of you to make it available for free!). The aprons (and their owners) are pretty darn cute, if you ask me.

As much as Ellie loves to feel useful, she has never cared much for cooking (this still surprises me, though I suspect it's the unruly mess factor). Stephanie, on the other hand, is all for it! Just about any time I'm working in the kitchen now, she will wander over and announce, "I need my chair!" She presses the button to start the food processor. She stirs (very carefully) on the stove. This picture was taken during breakfast prep the other morning (sweet potato oatmeal in progress). It's so fun having such a sweet little helper!


Gail said...

I'm in! Your new feature seems to be a success :-D

I love all of the craftiness - it's fantastic that your girls are growing up in such a creative environment!

Lavender Hearts said...

Yet again Jennifer you're an inspiration! x

Karly said...

The aprons are great! And I love the pictures of Stephanie helping out...too sweet :-)

Christine Johnson said...

wonderful :)
I've printed off the pattern already - now my sewing machine is fixed I can finally make one for Matty. Why is it all the aprons to buy are pink?
Anyway I've got some gorgeous blue and white checked material for my smallest chef :)