Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This swap was so much fun. I choose "snow" as my goody word. S:snowflake ornament, N:christmas note block, O: other goodies, W: wall hanging. Part of the other goodies were, a table runner, gift tags, cup cake cups, coffee cozie,glittered clothes pins, lavender,and some JOY! Hope you like it! Merry Christmas Gals!
Monday, November 29, 2010
The apron was a bit hard to photograph without modeling and had I modeled it then I wouldn't have had anyone to take the photo tonight since my husband is on shift till Wednesday. It's a reversable apron with a full back. This was my first time making an apron like this and it was a little tricky but after I figured it out it was so much fun. It also has three pockets on each side. I really hope my partner will model the apron and post photos so everyone can see the back side. I also added some very traditional looking embroidery to the front pocket on one side.
So, sorry to my swap sister, I had meant to have this mailed already, instead, I still have some shopping to do for you!
Normally, I'd take a picture of the apron on me, but being 32 weeks pregnant distorted the apron a bit. ;) So, I improvised and used my coat rack (with the coats on it for shape) instead.
I'm semi-posting my blog-tutorial... more like journaling the process of picking fabric and the start to finish steps I took in making this apron!
So... I'm off the see the postman-wizard with this on today!!!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I hope my partner likes her apron. I still have a couple of tuck-ins to finish up then I'll be already to send it off. I really like this apron so it's going to be hard to let it go.
P.S. I posted a free crochet pattern on my blog. It would make a cute tuck-in.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Sweet Amy, aka Lil Miss Muffin Pan, was my swap sister. Thank goodness my hubs went out to do yard work today or the FED EX box might have sat out there another day or so…EGADS. and thank goodness Amy posted a Hey Did You Get It? post which caught my attention! Attention noted!
For someone who calls herself a ‘novice’ seamstress, I have to say I think she is lyin through her teeth, lol!! My apron is gorgeolus!
It’s even reversible and I have no favorite, yet..and the tuck ins are amazing! Amy spelled out S.N.O.W. and here are my treats!
SOCKS to warm my feet!
and is this sweet, for my new grandbaby to be…is that wonderful, honest it made me cry I was so touched
A reversible oven mitt, and cute ornament
I have to tell you what was in this ROOSTER bag, a neck warmer. Amy noted that she thought it might help to warm in the microwave and warm my
hurting areas when my fibromyalgia is kicking up it’s heels..Wow. another tearjerker..Happy tears.
Here I am with the reverse side of the apron, Amy was concerned about the fit, but it’s fine!
Ok here is a face shot, I don’t normally photograph myself, but I made an exception for this lovely apron!
Thank you so much Amy, I will treasure the apron and the goodies always. Ok gonna cry again…so touched
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I am hoping that you all can help me decide which one to send..... What would be really helpful is if my partner leaves a comment telling me which one she likes best!
Thanks for your help!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Ok gals, my apron is done, but I am having trouble with my word. Any ideas appreciated..I am stuck on a couple of letters.
First, a sneak peekie at my apron
Ok, now here is my word…CHARITY. Could I have picked a tougher word?? It just FITS my partner.
I have a few things in mind..
Recipe Cards, rubber gloves
Ok that’s all I can come up with…any ideas???
I can't wait to hear when my partner gets her package and I can't wait to get mine!
Lucky Winner: Tart Deco!! (send me your mailing info)
Monday, November 22, 2010
Partner! You're going to love it!
I need to do my tuck ins. I have one of them.
My word is
O- any ideas for this one? It's the only one I'm really struggling with!
It's going in the mail today right after I hit the store for those last little tuck ins! YAY!!
I shipped my package out today cause I'm a newbie and have to do so promptly in order to stay in good standings! hehe Swap Sister, you'll be getting your package on the Wednesday! Just in time to wear it for Thanksgiving! Or just in time to wear it and soak in what I consider "the first official day of the Christmas season" i.e. the day AFTER Thanksgiving. The stores and radio stations do not seem to agree with me on that though. I've had Chrismahanukwanzakah greens reds blues and whites covering my stores since BEFORE Halloween. Silly!!
Okay, well Happy Thanksgiving all. Fill those bellies! And if you are looking for good Thanksgiving sides or appetizers perfect for sharing visit my blog!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I can hardly wait to post a picture, but if I do my partner will most likely will figure out that the package is for her...so I will have to wait till Tuesday when it arrives in her mailbox. Then that evening I can post a pic.
The really funny part is I am in 2 apron swaps and both of my swap partners live in Missouri...
Happy Thanksgiving & a Very Merry Christmas
A-handmade quilled angel notecards
N-handmade needle case
G-ginger tea in 2 handmade tea bag carriers
E-angel earrings packaged in a hans stamped box
L-lavender,lemon,geranium,rosemary bath salts packaged in a hand stamped box
I hope my partner enjoys everything. I look forward to getting my package and seeing what everyone else gets!
How does this help? Let's say you've chosen 'GIFT' for your word but your tuck-ins are candy, a pot holder, an ornament and a cook book. Just add some well chosen adjectives to make it work. Your items become Gooey candy, an Indespensible pot holder, a Festive ornament and Tasty recipes. If your item is not fitting the letters of your word, take a good look and add an adjective. What color is it? What does it feel like? Does it sparkle or smell?
Here's one site with an alphabetical list of adjectives to get you started. I hope this helps any of you who may be stuck like I was to make this a fun part of the swap.