I've been working on Christmas crafts since October, but had to keep many of them a secret. Here is one of my favorites, modeled by the recipient:
Fabric: Heather Bailey's Pop Garden and Bijoux
This was easy to make (took an afternoon) and was really fun. If I made it for myself I would probably do the fitted waistband it calls for, but making it into a gift - I just didn't know what hip size to guess so I just made long apron ties instead. To make again, I would also use a more lightweight interfacing. I used whatever I had in the house (which I think was technically lightweight) but after all the layering, the apron was quite thick and stiff. The good news is that a scissors shouldn't poke you, but I'm not sure how comfortable it will be.
The fabric is beautiful. I ordered it online because I couldn't find it at any of my local quilt shops - and it was even more stunning in person. The colors are wonderful and I can't wait to make more projects with these fabrics. All in all a present I was happy to give (and quite honestly wanted to steal). I hope you enjoy Joan (if you don't, send it my way)!