Thursday, April 17, 2008

Another Apron?!?...No Way!

Here is my latest apron creation. Fashioned from my trusty McCall's pattern #3979 (made it for my friend Dena at work). I actually found the fab fabrics at Hobby Lobby. It was great...they keep all the coordinating fabrics right next to each other so you don't have to run all over the store holding the fabric you picked out up to all the other ones hoping for a match! It was awesome...I was in and out of there in a flash! Joann's should take note...It would make my time spent there so much more enjoyable:)

I bought extra striped material so I could line the know make it a little more protective since the fabrics were a little thin. It turned out well and was most loved by the new owner...YAY! I aim to please;)

Well thanks for looking...I am off to start on the next one...maybe one of these days I will actually make one for myself:)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

In Love With a Tablecloth...

I was poking around at Hart's Fabrics (online-since I don't live in looking at the different oil cloth fabric- I am thinking about trying this new bag tutorial I found over at Uhandbag- anyway, I ran across this tablecloth (see above).

It would be so perfect in my house! Plus it is 52x52 so it will actually fit my square, high-top! Just thought I would put this out there for everyone to see...and to remind everyone that my birthday is coming up in July...wink-wink, nudge-nudge:)

Here is a pic of the bag I am thinking about trying to make. Check out her site for lots of fun tutorials and interesting reads!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Lemons On the Flipside

My friend Bailey is getting married this summer and her bridal shower was on Saturday...I made her an apron (big shocker!) and cute little handbag (I used the Jenny pattern from Lola...again's tutorial on her blog).

Why did I name this apron "Lemons on the Flipside"?? Because after I got everything cut out I realized that the lemons were upside down. I always seem to do that when I am working with fabric that has a print on it where direction matters...I am a little bit of a space cadet:) Rather than junk the fabric and start over (gasp!) I just thought I would give it a clever name and pretend like I meant to do that;) If you check out the purse below I did the same! The flowers on the main part of the purse sure are pointing to the side...hahaha! One of these days I will remember to take the direction of the print into consideration before I start cutting...hopefully:)

They both turned out cute! I was pretty proud of myself since I actually accomplished the invisible stitch to close the binding this time. Last Emmeline I sewed I just cheated and top stitched;).

The Jenny bag was the first handbag I have sewn and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was very easy and fun! I suggest you run over to Lola...again and try it out. I have the link to the tutorial posted to the left...happy sewing!

Monday, April 7, 2008

FYI...For Aproning Gals

Sign ups for the Summer Session of the Sassy Apron swap are now open. If you are interested just click the button in my "useful buttons" section to the left. Don't dawdle...the deadline to sign up is April 15th!

I participated in the spring and it was great I highly recommend you join:)

Thursday, April 3, 2008


I just realized as I was flipping through my blog archive that I never posted pictures of my Sassy Swap apron that I received from Summer M! Bad Heather...tsk-tsk!

Anyway here it is...My daughter has claimed it as her own. Every time I am cooking in the kitchen she wants to get "her apron" on and help:)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I Received a Package From Sunny CA!

What a super cute apron! My partner Natasha did a fantabulous job! Plus she is from CA and she bought the retro cookbook fabric at Hart's which is one of my favorite fabric sites! I am jealous...I wish we had awesome fabric stores like that around here!

Maybe I should have pressed it first...but I couldn't wait to try it on;)

It is lined, has pockets, a ruffle, and a decorative stitch...what more could a girl ask for!?! Thank you for making this a great swap! I heart the dessert notecards too:)

Thanks again!!