Thursday, May 14, 2015

Gingham & Tulle...

I spotted this on-line and just had to share... a gingham apron, tulle netting petticoat & cowgirl boots! uber Cute!
I can see this in red gingham! Whoot Whoot!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Deadline Extended to May 30

I've extended the "deadline" for our Sew Along to May 30 (my 50th birthday!). I've got a wonderful prize package that anyone who posts pictures on the swap blog will be entered into, sponsored by Modern June​.  And several of you said you'd also offer prizes but I still need to coordinate.  Sorry for being distracted and not pulling this all together sooner but I can't wait to see more of your creations!  =)  More details soon, but check this out!!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Let's Cock-a-doodle Do this!!!!

I was originally thinking red and yellow gingham,
but when I stumbled across this darling rooster fabric,
I had to change my plans to red and black.
Can't wait to get started!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pattern and Fabric Purchased

My favorite apron pattern has come up missing!  I have no idea where it has gone!  Luckily, Joann Fabrics had Simplicity patterns on sale 5 for $5.  I knew I wanted a vintage inspired apron, so this is the pattern I chose.  I am having a hard time deciding which one to make though.  I prefer full aprons and bought the fabric for a full apron but I am loving the ruffled half apron.....

Unfortunately Joann's didn't have any gingham fabric.  What?!?!?!  I had assumed it would be easy to find gingham fabric.  I guess I was wrong.  

So off to Hancock Fabrics I went to find some fabric.  They did have a small section of gingham and I decided on yellow because we are in the middle of redoing our kitchen and the color will be yellow.

I actually have a lemonade theme picked out for the kitchen, and pink is going to be an accent color.  I am trying to decide now how to add a little pink to my apron to break up the yellow a little.  I am planning on sewing it next week so I have a little bit more time to figure it out.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mini Idea....

For those of you who have not started yet,,, don't have a spare moment to sit and sew, don't have enough fabric, etc. etc  etc ...  don't feel guilty,, we are all in the same 'sewing basket'... per say.
Sew,, here is a easy peasy mini Gingham apron...  after all, Gingham isn't just for people sized aprons ya know... lol!

I bought this pattern 4-5 years ago,,,, it is a small sample of several of the people sized apron patterns by Simplicity.

Notice the cute Gingham 1/2 apron (top row left)...
all you need is a 9" tall piece of fabric for the 1/2 aprons...  that being said, one doesn't even need a pattern to make a simple 1/2 apron,  just a rectangular piece of fabric and scrap piece of bias tape or tiny ric rac... instant mini Gingham apron...  
Oh sew fun....