The blank canvas for this proejct was an inexpensive pruchased butcher style apron. I made it special for a gift by adding a free motion embroidery pattern using the same method as in the towel tutorial here. I had never met the bride before the shower, but I watched her fiance grow up at our church and wanted to show my support. Her registry showed her kitchen was black, tan and red and I took a risk on the style. She seemed to like it a lot and was surprised when she opened it.
The red ruffles are 2 inch bias cut strips of linen that I put through the ruffling foot. The edges are left raw and soft and the rose is made from the same strip but pleated on the end instead of in the middle. I just rolled it up and hotglued it as I went. A piece of felt and pinback finished the back. Then I curled the outer petals back to make it look more rose like.
This whole project was very fast to make. I threw it together made it carefully right before I left for the wedding shower. It's nice to have alternatives and still make a one of a kind gift when time is really short.