Monday, June 22, 2009


Our "I Love Lucy" swap is a little smaller than usual, so I'm excited to offer our first prize as an incentive for you to get your friends and blog readers to sign up, too, and double our fun!!

The creative and original MomoMadeIt has crafted a "Lucy-esque" apron just for our swap!! Here's a little more about Joan/Momo:

I grew up in the fifties, came of age in the sixties and seventies, and worked at a tedious and mind boggling job until 2006. Etsy makes me feel like I am back in the sixties and seventies again!

There are lots of Everyday Housewife™ aprons HERE to choose from - for everyday, every season and any reason! And even some sweet things for your little one! I LOVE being able to offer you quality made items at affordable prices, ESPECIALLY COOL APRONS! What a fun way to make everyday special!!

My aprons have been featured in Shop Smart Magazine and on Good Morning America.

Her newest apron design is being debuted HERE!

HOW TO WIN??? An entry for each of the following:
- REGISTER for the I Love Lucy Swap (if your name is on the side bar, you're in!)
- REFER A FRIEND who must register by midnight, June 23, and list you as the referral (or in a comment here)
- VISIT MOMOMADEIT's Etsy shop, and come back here telling us your favorite apron design and color scheme
- BLOG ABOUT THIS SWAP on your blog and leave a link to your post in comments below

Deadline for entry is Midnight, June 23 -- Hurry, Hurry!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

My Vintiage Apron has arrived!

This is the post from my personal blog today, about the wonderful "Angel Apron Package" I got from Solidia today. (I am just reposting part of the apron portion here, though you can read more and see the apron I made from the links.)

Due to unknown circumstances, one day I had a message from the Shawnee that I had been assigned an "Apron Angel" and my package would be coming soon. Well, soon has turned into today, and I had a wonderful apron and matching hot pad from Solidia today. It is really wonderful and I love it!
She also sent a couple of recipes and one of them is for some cookies that remind her of ones her grandmother used to make, even though the recipe for those were lost when she passed away. I know how much I value family recipes and how hard it would be if a favorite was lost. I am so glad she was able to find this and then shared it with me.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


You are all wonderful! I have all my previous swappers covered with you angels, plus some to spare. Thank you!

For my future swaps, I've added a layer of protection I hope. Anyone new to the Flirty Apron Swap must have a good reference from previous swap hostesses. Anyone BRAND NEW to swapping will need to send their package to ME before the early mailing deadline (this time, July 20) and include enough postage that I can then forward it on. If I do not receive it as required, I will direct the swapper's own partner to mail their package on to the swapper's partner. I hope that makes sense ...

Speaking of new swaps, here's the delayed SUMMER FUN SWAP!!!

I hope you all enjoy Lucille Ball as much as I do. Just seeing her beautiful face always makes me smile, and I laugh when I think of my favorite scenes from her shows. Here are a few pictures that I think of when I think "Lucy":

Don't you think you could create a WONDERFUL Lucille-esque apron?? I DO! I can see a dress style made from navy with white polka dots and collar; a pink factory smock with matching pink chef's hat; a grape-treader special ala Sophia Loren; or something super special made with "Lucy's Chocolate Factory" fabrics.

Deadline to Register: June 21
NEW Swappers: mail to Shawnee before July 20
All Others Mail After: July 20
But Mail Before: August 4

Create a handmade "I Love Lucy" apron, and include up to $15 worth of retro housewife or I Love Lucy goodies with your package.

Normal rules apply (aka you and I will be email buddies)
Email me four times:
#1 - within 48 hours of assignment to keep playing
#2 -when you send your package WITH TRACKING NUMBER
#3 -when you receive your package
#4 -cc me on your thank you email (can combine with #3)

If you have a great Lucy-like prize you'd like to donate, just let me know and I'm happy to highlight your shop or blog in exchange.

--- OOPS, I forgot:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER then leave a comment and post a badge on your blog!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Swap on HOLD -- More Angels Needed

Hi Apron Lovers!!

I know I promised you a new swap in June but I just can't .... I am feeling a bit discouraged and down right now because I still have swappers from my last several swaps that don't have packages, partners that said they mailed them or not answering emails/phone calls. SEVERAL of you have angeled already and I'm sorry to report there are more missing apron packages.

So, my super fun summer swap is on indefinite hold.

ANGELS --- IF you want to help me get out of this funk and tickle some fellow swappers, I could use several more angels for the past few flirty apron swaps. Just leave a comment and/or email me at shawneeh @ if you have a desire to sew and pull together a sweet package.

AND, if you really are feeling generous, some of my Mothers Day mommy/daughters swappers flaked ... ON CHILDREN!! That has me the most upset because the little ones just don't understand and go to the mailbox daily wondering where their aprons are ... I just don't have the time or money to make up for everyone so will not be hosting any more children's swaps for a long time. If anyone wants to help out and angel here (possibly may be asked to make more than one child's apron), just leave a comment.

If you are a swapper who didn't receive a package in the past, I am so very sorry. I thought all were taken care of because swappers told me packages were sent but have obviously never arrived and they're now not answering me. Please don't be put off from swapping again ... 90% of the swappers are WONDERFUL! It's the 10% that ruin it for everyone else.

Thanks for understanding gals. I know there are lots of other swaps on the 'net that you can find while waiting for me to straighten up.