Our poor nephew doesn't stand a chance with two aunts like us.
A couple of years ago, I made my goddaughter a child's size vintage style apron for her birthday, as her parents were getting her a play kitchen. I'm sure her mother oooh'd and awww'd over it more than she did.
Earlier this fall, I had visited and helped my nephew make a spice cake using the child size (but fully functional!) cooking tools I'd gotten him for his birthday in the summer. He was thrilled with the result! But also covered in cake batter,..
So while I did choose a couple things from his wish list suggested by my brother and sister-in-law, I knew right away what I wanted to make for my nephew - I knew an apron would be a welcome present.
Isn't it the cutest? I found a simple, free pattern online for a toddler size apron, and I happened to have enough vinyl-coated grey and white chevron fabric leftover from a lunch bag project a few years ago due to a minor miscalculation. I always seem to have excess bias tape lying around; the red contrasted so nicely, and I think added a slightly boyish/masculine touch. The "L" is for my nephew's first name, and so he'd know exactly who the apron is for.
After he understood what it was, he was thrilled! Not the least because along with the apron, we had promised we would use it to help him make a special treat. To go with the apron, Rachel gave him the ingredients for a Wake Up smoothie. It's one of the first recipes we remember learning to make, and we were so excited to pass it on:
I'm sure this is only beginning of us being able to pass on our passion for taking care of your loved ones by making yummy food to share!
Twins each with half a brain in reality; the other half displayed here!