Sunday, January 31, 2010

Going out tomorrow!

So here it is in all it's glory! The apron is art deco -ish. Silver accents and purple leaves. The apron is reversible with silver mesh sewn into the waistband.
The glass has a detachable ruffle made out of the same silver "yarn" used in the apron. Hope she likes it!!

Chocolate covered apron-tini is in transit!

I mailed out this fun lil thing Thursday night - I hope my partner likes it!! I had fun making it - I hadn't made an apron since 4-H when I was about 10!

Blue Martini Anyone?

I'm done with my first apron swap! It was so much fun and I can't wait to do it again. I hope my partner likes it.

I hand-embroidered the flowers to match the fabric and had to add martini glasses too!

I also finished my martini glasses. I used a paint pen and it was so easy. I made two..who likes to drink alone?

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Blue bouquets, blue polka dots, and some shiny blue trim. This apron is ready to go. I'm still looking for just the right martini glass. I hope she likes it!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lemon Drop Martini Anyone?

ok, here is the Lemon Drop themed martini apron that I have made for my secrete partner....
I hope she enjoys it.
It goes out in the mail tomorrow.

Some Ideas!

Working away on the Swap ... Red seems appropriate since Valentine's Day is just a blink away. These pretty things are good inspiration, don't you think!!!
I'll be finishing up soon and zip off to the post office...

Mailed Off!!

I sent my package off today. Being a Newbee! had to mail to Shawnee early!!! Yeah! Im ready for the next one!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cute and flirty!

Hope my partner thinks so..

Ready to Mail!!

I got all my goodies together and finished my glass lastnight and just need some tissue paper and a few packaging items then will be at package store tomorrow!!!!!!!

Sneak Peek!

WOW! I'm so impressed with every one's apron creations, beautiful ladies! Must admit, I've been feeling quite intimidated about posting here, and the fact that my apron is not yet finished. Made my pattern piece the other night, have all my elements cut out and ready to sew. I've been fretting over all the details, hope it includes everything my partner was wanting! Should be able to get my sewing done this evening, and have my apron mailed out by Friday! Shopping for a martini glass & goodies today:) So for now here's a peek at my double-sided creation:

Have a great day ladies!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


And I think it turned out so cute!  I want to make one for myself now.  Hope my partner likes it!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Apron Package Giveaway

You absolutely HAVE to run over to the blog of the Queen of All Things Aprony, EllynAnne Geisel - Apron Memories. She's got a Spectacular Giveaway that is not to be missed!!

Guess what the prize is .... a pre-release copy of the second edition of apronology magazine!!!
GIVEAWAY DEADLINE is this Friday, January 29th

Here's a picture with the February 2, 2009 inaugural issue,

apronology . Several Flirty Apron Swappers were highlighted in this first magazine (including EllynAnne who has sponsored giveaways with us before) so I am so excited about Volume 2 - it can be ordered directly from Stampington or purchased in stores all over.

Good luck!!

Chocolate covered apron

I've been diligently working on my apron. Sort-of. Ha! I'm not going to lie, everytime I sit down to sew on it, I have a tremendous urge to bake, or drink. That sounds so terrible.

You see, my partner gave me a wide open playing field, and to keep myself from getting overwhelmed I decided I was going to pick a martini and use it as a theme - that's where the Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini came into play (sounds delicious doesn't it?! - I've included the recipe we use at the bottom of this post)

I've been had a lot of fun picking out fabrics and embellishments, and have been playing with all these cute-sy things, trying to figure out how and where I want to incorporate them. I can't wait to finish and send it off to her!

And I am even more excited to receive my own!!

Here's the recipe (I typically use Three Olives vodka because it's decently priced, and really tasty!):
Chocolate-Covered Cherry-tini

1 ozThree Olives Chocolate Vodka
1 oz Three Olives Cherry Vodka
1 oz White Crème de Cacao

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a cherry.

Using colors she likes

I hope this works for my partner. I tried to find the colors she liked.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Almost Finished!!! Weeeeeeee!

My first swap and my first Apron!!! Im sooooo proud of myself my apron is beautiful! Finishing touches to add an extra sparkle!! Can't wait to mail all my goodies with it my partner is in for a surprise!! Ohhhhhhhhhh! This has been too much fun for me!! Thanks Shawnee!!Photobucket

Blue Cheese Dirty martini!
1 oz Kettle One Vodka
splash olive juice
2 drops Vermouth
Cup Ice
Crumbled Blue Cheese
Extra large Queen Olives

Take out pimento from Olives
Stuff with BlueCheese

Mix Drink ingredients in shaker and really really shake it Baby!!
Pour into chilled Martini Glass
Add your stuffed olives and enjoy!

Almost done

I finished the apron bit last week and I am trying to figure how to deal with the glass. I have ideas, but when I try them out, they look pretty lame. Something will come to me that will work, it always does.


I made mine in the colors she likes. It's a replaca of a 1950's apron. It's very full and you can do a twirl in it. I'm not sure about it, but I like it. I'm questioning myself now.

The plan is in place!

Hello everyone! this is my first flirty apron swap and I can't be more excited! I LOVE the cocktail theme and I have been wanting to make a cute cocktail apron ala 50s for a while. I may even have to make myself a matching one.

I like to draft my own patterns but i am basing the apron on some vintage 50s aprons I have seen, so I know there will be a whole section of sheer material (possibly chiffon) in the middle with matching cotton ruffles and a special shaped pocket (which is a secret for right now).

I get my material tomorrow!

Steph @ Tart Deco

Winner - Recipes - Invites

Wahoo ... AUDREY J is the winner of our cute little bar organizer tray! EVERYONE is still playing along and, I know, feverishly plotting creative aprons while scouring the stores for perfectly CUTE martini glasses.

And, Blog Author invitations have been sent so YOU can post pictures and all your creativity!

Ready for some yummy recipes??

Cynthia's favourite cocktail is a green apple martini (pictured above). Here's the recipe: 1 part vodka, 1 part sour apple liquor, 1 part apple juice. After a few, the amounts seem to change!!! I have also used pineapple juice instead of apple.

Amy K's recipe:
1) chill martini glasses in the freezer
2) crush ~1 cup of large strawberries, washed with stem and leaves removed, in a bowl and drain juice into a shaker (a mortar and pestle is handy for this step), leaving 2 strawberries for garnish
3) add crushed ice to shaker
4) pour 5 ounces of vodka into shaker (vanilla vodka can be used for a sweeter flavor)
5) add 3 tsp. of sugar or splenda
6) shake vigorously
7) pour enough sugar onto a small plate to cover surface
8) remove martini glasses from freezer
9) slice ends of 2 remaining strawberries vertically so that there is a slit in the lower half of each
10) place berries on rim of glass and slide completely around rim so that surface is moistened with juice
11) remove strawberry and place glass, rim down, on plate with sugar so that each glass has a sugar rim
12) pour contents of shaker evenly between 2 sugared glasses and then garnish with strawberry on rim
13) drink, enjoy, repeat

Fudgie (Betty)'s favorita Margarita! If you want to sip and enjoy use these measurements...1 shot glass of Jose Cuervo gold, 1 shot glass of blue curacoa, Jose Cuervo margarita mix. Use 8 ounce glass, fill with ice, pour liquors over ice and then fill to the top with margarita salt. Now if you want to sit and "veg" may go to bed early too...use a short glass and the above measures! Viva la margarita! Dirty Goose Martini Grey Goose Vodka Big stinkin olives...stuffed with pimento Shaker filled with ice 3 ounces of goose, dash of olive juice, Shaken NOT stirred. Must be really chilly! Pour into chilled martini glass and garnish with as many olives you can get into the glass without wasting the goose! from Chelsea:
My two recipes are very simple, and can be served in a martini glass or just a plain ol rocks glass.

Stoli Blueberi Vodka & Lemonade (I prefer Simply Lemonade, but any kind will work)
Pour a shot of Stoli Blueberi in a glass with ice, then fill with lemonade. If serving in a martini glass, shake ingredients with ice, then strain into martini glass.

Absolut Mango Vodka & Cranberry Juice
Pour a shot of Absolut Mango in a glass with ice, then fill with cranberry juice. If serving in a martini glass, shake ingredients with ice, then strain into martini glass.

Christine's Favorite Shooter Chocolate Cake Shooter 1/2 shot Absolut Citron, 1/2 shot Frangelico, 1 wedge Lemon (sugar-coated). Mix equal parts Absolut Citron and Frangelico into a shot glass. Drink the shot, and follow it immediately by sucking on a sugar-coated lemon wedge.

Grace's Black Russian
2 oz of vodka
1 oz of Kahlua
add ice cubes in a glass, pour in vodka & Kahlua, stir & enjoy.

Chocolate Espresso Martini
2 tblsp raw sugar
2 tblsp finely chopped bitter sweet chocolate
2 tblsp (pre-made) espresso
1 1/2 oz vodka (grain not potato)
1/2 oz creme de cacao
long twist of lemon
pour sugar & chocolate in wide saucer & mix. Wipe rim of glass w/lemon & roll glass into sugar/choco mix. In the cocktail shaker add ice, espresso, vodka & c.d.cocao. Shake well & strain into the martini glass. Garnish w/the lemon twist & enjoy!

Jenn in Alaska: Mock Champagne Ingredients 2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled 1 (46 fluid ounce) 1 of can pineapple juice, chilled To make Ice ring: Fill a ring-shaped cake pan to 1/2 with ginger ale. Freeze until partially frozen. At this stage you can place edible flowers, or pieces of fruit around the ring. Fill pan with ginger ale and freeze until solid. Place in punch bowl just before serving. In a large punch bowl, combine 1 bottle ginger ale, pineapple juice and white grape juice. Virgin Pina Colada Ingredients 1 cup ice 1 1/4 cups pineapple juice 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons white sugar In an electric blender, blend ice, pineapple juice, milk, cream, and sugar. Blend until smooth

Jennifer Wo.'s ORANGE FREEZE

1 six ounce frozen orange juice
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Vodka
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
1 tray of ice cubes

Put all of the above in a blender. Blend until the ice is chopped up. Pour into your lovely martini glass and enjoy!

Julie's latest craz from her cocktail cabinet is a FRENCH MARTINI French Martini 2 oz Vodka ½ oz Chambord 2½ oz Pineapple Juice Pack a shaker full of ice and add all ingredients. Shake or stir*. Stain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Marlene's Cosmopolitan- The best way to make and only way to go in my opinion! The trick is in the real fruit juice! I don't know the one Glass version of this. I made it for a bridal shower so it was in a big ole pitcher.

Fill the pitcher with 3/4 of Cranberry Juice Cocktail
5-6 shots of Vodka ( I like Absolut)
5-6 shots of Cointreau or other orange flavored Liquer (Triple Sec is too sweet in my taste)
The juice of 2-4 oranges and 2-3 limes (this is really to taste)
This drink is so good but deceptively strong if you make it right! It's also a very forgiving mixture so feel free to play!

From San-Dee: The O's Favorite Gin Martini Fill a rocks glass (if you don't know what that is, it's a glass about 3-4 inches high, about 3 inches wide) with ice cubes. Pour about one finger (the height of your finger when held horizontal to the bottom of the glass) of dry vermouth over the cubes. Swirl the vermouth around twice, then cover the top of the glass with your fingers and pour the vermouth out (or use a cocktail strainer if your guests are picky). Fill the glass about 2/3s full with Tanqueray-don't use cheap gin , it spoils the taste-and gently swirl around once. Add a toothpick with 2-3 green olives with pimento centers, and you have one fabulous drink. And yes, gin is an acquired taste. You can also make it with vodka, same way. Some people like a twist of lemon or pearl onions instead of the olives. (This is a classic martini recipe, not one of the favor type popular now. And don't forget the James Bond preference for a martini that is "Shaken, not stirred".)

Here is the recipe for a lemon drop martini (taken from
Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

6 parts Lemon-flavored vodka
1 part Dry vermouth
Granulated sugar
Lemon twist

Rim a chilled martini glass with granulated sugar. Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

From Teresa: Love all those martini mixes you see but don't really drink? Make a mock...One part mixer and one part Stirrings Club soda with ice. Found a great mix at Target...Chocolate Peppermintini! YUM

Monday, January 18, 2010

White Christmas revisited!

I know this is late posting but my apron was wayward bound and got a bit lost getting to me.....nevertheless, I love it and wanted to share it with you all!

If you click on the photo, it will get bigger and you can see the fabric better.

Amy added some treats to make my day! It was like a little spa package! Curly Girl confiscated the bath goodies...but I got the cocoa and cookies!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Partners Sent!

Judging from my full in box, most of you are already aware that partner matches have sent. For the remaining few, please check your email and REPLY so I know you're still playing.
My friend Amy gave me a cute bar toy ... a little holder for drink condiments similar to this picture I found. EVERYONE who replies by midnight tonight is still playing AND has a chance to win. (It will be slow-shipped cause its awkwardly shaped but you should have it for V-day!)

As soon as my home internet is back up, I will send blog invites and post your yummy drink recipes!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Hey there --- While I'm busy making matches for our new swap, I'd like to announce the winner of our last prize for the White Christmas Swap:

Stephanie Jenkins

Congratulations Stephanie!!!
And THANK YOU Betty for donating a wonderful prize!!!!

Keep an eye on your in-box, Round 8 players. Swap partner matches will go out soon!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

After the hoopla prize!

Tomorrow, Monday, I fill the box with our
"Happy Ending Prizes!"
Now this is for our last swap here at the Flirty spot!
Shawnee...please draw a name from the
participants of swappers from our Christmas swap!
All "Active" swappers will have a chance for this
box of goodies!
Do you all know I have a Sewing and Quilting store?
I will be traversing the store tomorrow
gathering and dropping items in the box!
Just one criteria you must have
fullfilled all the requirements of swapping!

Okay your thing and GIVE US A WINNER!


Christmas Apron

Sara's apron to me became my hostess apron for the family dinner.
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from my crazy family to yours.