For mother-in-law this time. Now she and my father-in-law have matchy aprons.
Funny account: I had to measure my MIL for her apron. This is one of the disadvantages of not sewing with commercial patterns - you actually have to measure a person to make even the simplest things, like an apron, just as if you were tailoring a jacket or some fancy garment. Along the same vein, I've actually had to measure my children's heads for wigs and their hands for mittens.
Anyway, check out the fabric - it has snowflakes on it and "Merry Christmas" somewhere. In my defence, I bought this fabric during the deepest part of midwinter 2012, because it looked Scandinavian and I like Scandinavian type fabrics (but not as much as ikat).
Aprons are so much fun to sew! Now I know why everyone in crafty blogland has made one (or fifty).
And here are the matching potholders. Or, at least, here's one of them. I don't know what happened to the other one.
Forgot to mention earlier that this was a Mother's Day gift for my mother-in-law. My own mother got store-bought Levis shorts with an awesome fit (on me, anyway - Mum and I are the same size). I decided I couldn't do better than that if I'd sewed them myself.