Friday, April 30, 2010
and in mail today I received my apron from Jo. ( Thank you so much I love it)
Thursday, April 29, 2010
We're having a very windy day today, so the photo's not great but it gives you an idea of what it looks like.
I LOVE the way it turned out - especially the flounces that make up the skirt. They just say "feminine" to me:-)
Tonight, I'll be putting the final touches to the rest of the goodies I'm sending my partner and it'll all be in the mail tomorrow.
Thanks Shawnee for another fun and creative swap!!!
Becca LOVES sea turtles and I just happened to have some cute fabric in my stash. The shells had polka dots on them so I knew I had to use it. I added additional dots and cute trim to complete it.
a crocheted turtle pincushion...
and rest of her goodies...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Anyway, its on its way, AGAIN! Sheesh!
I originally created this work of art NOT to be an apron. But when I heard about the newest apron swap Shawnee was hosting in the theme of polk-a-dots, I just HAD to work this in! So I bought some coordinating polk-a-dot fabric and voilá! A sassy little apron was born. The pattern in the body of the apron is actually a quilt pattern known as 9-patch toss. I "tossed" it into an apron for some lucky swapper. I hope she loves it. It was fun to make!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I saw in a magazine some pretty bows added to pockets and decided this apron could use a big bow on it too.
You know you always need a potholder to match your apron and this simple "pinch" potholder is quick and fun to make.
Thanks Shawnee for hosting these fun swaps!!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
(Look how beautiful she is!!!)
Throw this easy, stylish and sassy head band/ hair tie on in a flash.....perfect for those days when your up-do is arguing and you still want to look stunning!
*Perfect for you rockabilly and pin~up kittens!*
Simply throw your locks up, wrap your tie around your head, and then tie with a simple 3~2~1 groovy granny knot! No slippage, to irritate us. No elastic to pull on us, and no pins to keep it positioned the way we want!
♥And these bad boys are REVERSIBLE! ♥
These cuties are made of either 100% cotton (or a mix therof), in a smoke free home! They measure approximately 33"L x 3.5"W, and are sewn by me! I am an experienced seamstress with 20yrs under my needle, and will only send you quality work!
Friday, April 23, 2010
I did it! I just finished this, my first swap apron, and it was so much fun. My kitchen chair was an obliging model. I drafted the pattern after seeing a fun, flirty 1940's style apron in a picture. I added pocket and pleats to make it unique, and ta-dah! This is the front.
And here is the back. I hope my partner likes it.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
On Friday Afternoon i sat down with my sewing machine and decided i wasn't moving untll my apron was made :D, luck for me I finshed it friday night at around 11pm, so it wasn't too late (lol). I hope my partner likes what i have made for her, she said liked all colours and also collected teapots.
On Friday i will be packaging it up and sending it to my partner along with a cookbook :)
A big thankyou goes out to my mum for modeling the Apron while i took the picture :)