Apple-licious

I love going to the market at this time of year to see all of the beautiful produce, especially apples. Last week, I made apple butter from scratch for the first time–such a treat with toast, biscuits or oatmeal. I did it the easy slow-cooker way, using a recipe I modified from this one, and I had enough to keep for myself and share with family and friends. Make your own batch before apples go out of season!

I’m noticing that the sewing world has also been inspired by this very aesthetically pleasing fruit. In the July/August issue, our sister magazine, CME, featured this adorable apple-themed skirt project.

Apple Pocket TN Apple licious

Download the free pocket pattern here, and get the cute apple embroidery design here.

Here’s some pretty apple-print oilcloth available from Hart’s Fabric. How cute would it be to make a fall apron or tablecloth from this?

applefabric Apple licious

Or if you want to spiff up your sewing kit, check out this apple-top basket available from Jo-Ann:

applebasket Apple licious

Repro Depot has this super-sweet apple applique:

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