Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thanks again Christi! I really enjoyed being a part of this swap and look forward to moer in the future!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
My gifts came from Shawnee! Yep, that's right, THE SHAWNEE, I'm that lucky.
My word was Santa and believe me, I got spoiled!
The apron was adorable. Such a cute style and the fabric! Oh boy!
Thanks again Shawnee!
I also learned a few things for my next swap. I don't have to buy all my tuck ins. I didn't even consider making stuff (even though a bunch of you posted that you were making them). I have so many great ideas for next time.
Thank you all for your cute ideas and supportive comments.
Merry Christmas to you all.
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Monday, December 20, 2010
After a series of adventures I was finally able to retrieve my swap box from Mindi.
My sister recently moved out (long story) she did her change of address, and very effectively stopped all my mail in the process, did not notice right away, just thought I was not getting much mail. But did know I was waiting on a couple of packages. Long story short it will be more than a month to get it straightened and some mail I will never get. Sister was able to get this package for me today. So thank you for being patience with me. Mindi, I would have acknowledged sooner but could not get the package.
Thank you Mindi for the adorable apron, it is perfect I love full aprons. Your work is
Thank you also for the
Resin Santa, he is very large!
the little green notebook
the Christmas/Santa hand towels
the sweet little start ornament bell
the most delightful cat ornament (I will keep him out all year)
and the pine cones!
Thank you once again, May your holidays be filled with love. laughter
family and friends.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I’m excited to share with you that Candace is giving away one apron of your choice to a lucky Apronista in a Christmas-time giveaway!! Pop over to my post on The Apronista for details and to enter!!!
I will certainly post about my package and post pictures. Thanks again for letting me participate in this swap!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
A Big Thank you to Teresa!
Teresa chose the word "SNOW"
Snowflake Ornament, Notepad cube, Other goodies, Wall hanging!
She also Included LOTS of other Wonderful Tuck-ins..
Table Runner! Glittery Clothespins! Lavender Sachet!
My Darling Snowflake Apron!
The Snowflakes are Felt appliques
& I just Love the Pretty Red Bow & Snowman embellishment!
Kerry's package was such a Holiday Delight!
I wore the Apron for my Daughter's Girlfriend Gift Exchange Party & her Fastpitch Travel team Party!
I received many Compliments & Envious glances;)
Thanks again, Kerry!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
When my husband came through the door at 5:00 tonight, he was carrying a box that he found on the steps. Was it?.... Could it be?... my apron swap??? A peek at the return address...that name is familiar. It must be my apron package. I had to set it aside for a few minutes before opening, so I could greet my hubby.
OK, that's long enough, where are the scissors? Cut the tape, fling out the tissue and oooh and ahhh over the adorable box full of goodies just for me. Open the card first. Kat! it's you, my fruitcake buddy. What had Kat posted on the blog?... I couldn't remember, so it was all a surprise when I opened it. My son was drooling over the box of gifts, so I let him unwrap two of the tuck-ins. That made him happy. My hubby was sitting at the table rolling his eyes at my excitement as I gushed over every bit of what you sent, from the candy cane ribbon and dotty paper to the incredible apron that I saved to open last."
Here's a photo I snapped of the aftermath of the package opening.
Kat used the word NOEL.
N- Nesting Santas, very cute!
O- Original Balsam Fir Candle, made by Kat
E- Edible ornament, sugar house matches my apron.
L- Lovingly made button tree, made by Kat.
Plus snowflake ornaments tied to each package. All of it just adorable!
I wore my apron today while making jelly that will go in gift baskets for family and friends. And even though I hate pictures of myself, I asked my son to take a fun photo of me modeling my apron. Kat really did an incredible job from the design and fabrics to the finished seams. So many wonderful details!
Kat sure did spoil me with this wonderful swap package.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Check out the super glamorous Apron I received from Jen. F!! I love the way she has incorporated the snowflake into the design - really clever! She also included some exceptionally thoughtful gifts for me using her word of choice - TINSEL. She discovered that I am on a creative journey and sent me all sorts of goodies to get me inspired and motivated - like a bunch of beads and trinkets to make earrings and a really cute snowman making kit! Jen also sent me some very delicious sounding recipe cards with seasonal treats well loved by her & her family .....yum....I can't wait to try them out! Also in my parcel was the most snuggly scarf I have ever seen, some cookie cutters and a book to keep photos in as a record of my creative adventures!
THANK YOU so very much Jen.....such an amazingly thoughtful package - I feel totally spoilt! Love & Hugs, Camilla x
S - snowflake cup cozy
N - notecards
O - owl ornament
W - warm scarf
Paula knitted the beautiful scarf and she also included another owl in the package. The candy was delicious and is already gone :-) Thank you Paula for a marvelous package!!!!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Jennifer W sent a beautiful package! It included a reversable apron, and tuck ins that spelled "snow". S--snowman ornament (crochet by Jennifer), N--neck warmer (I've always wanted one of these!), O--oatmeal cookie recipe, W--washcloth (crochet by Jennifer). I love it all! Thanks Jen W!
Master Gardener through the University of Central Florida and this season's campaign was 'Grow It, Eat It". I am also a floral designer at Country Club Flower Shop. I love the pattern Jillayne used with two layers of fabric; great absorption power for my perpetually wet and dirty hands. At the flower shop when Shelly and I wash our hands for lunch we make a game out of who has the dirtiest soapy hands and this month working with tree sap is a bonus.
This year I though I would be sneaky and ask for something really odd so I told my secret unknown partner that I love Jackalopes and Celtic stars. I am sure she was scratchin her head over that one. I also told her I was a very woodsy person and loved earth tones. Jillayne did not disappoint! Her color choices were right on the money and I know that if she had been feeling better she would have been more involved in this years swap. Feel better Jillayne! We've missed you.
Thanks again. It was a fun swap.
THANK YOU JENNIFER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, December 10, 2010
I am in 2 swaps & both recipiants live in MO.....and I forgot which apron I sent to whom,,,but since the other one was posted on "her" blog I now know this one went to my swap partner here.
It's not a great picture but I luv this simple "1-Yard" apron, from a tutorial which I got from our very own Shawnee that she posted on her blog last year....
I posted the tuck-ins back on Dec.1. I hope my swap partner likes it & all the goodies.
HoHoHo & Merry Christmas.
Thanks so much Laura for the totally cute apron and all the goodies. You can see how wonderful it matches my dining room decor. Love Love it! My tuck-ins spelled out CANDY! C- cookie cutters, A-apron, N-noel stamp, D-dishtowel, Y-yarn garland. Also got some candy ;). Merry Christmas All!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
J jelly beans
Y a yo-yo maker kit (this is so great, can't wait to use it)
S scissor/sewing caddy
N note cards
W wrist pin cushion
All the tuck-ins are absolutely terrific. I love them.
Now, the apron. I love the fabric with the Christmas trees, poinsettas, polka dots, and of course snowflakes..
And the pattern is adorable with the gathered top and ruffled bottom.
Thank you Donna. You made me a great package.
The image to the right is part of my finished apron. I went with the tree fabric! added a couple of yo-yo's for more color!
That's it...it's in the mail and now I can finish up my Christmas presents. My dining room looks like a hot mess because of all the projects I'm working on!! Merry Christmas and many blessings!
And the tuck-ins were terrific! Look at the beautiful napkins (N=Napkins), and the Santa Cookie Plate (O=Ornament-Shaped Plate). And how did she know I did NOT have the Elf movie (E=Elf) and I'm so grateful because we don't have any TV access, so we are very DVD/VHS dependent for our entertainment! My feeties are always cold here in the Pacific NW, so I'm lovin' the socks (L=Lavendar Socks). And I didn't get them in the pic (ripped the bag open quickly) but she also sent some Werther's Caramels, which are my favorite! Thank you, Tammy, for the wonderful, beautifully-sewn apron and goodies!