Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Where Have I Been?

Wow...long time no post!

I have been a busy little bee these days. REMINDER for next year: No swaps in Summer!!

Here is what I have been up to lately...

My first apron lovers swap completed:

My partner was Val (aka YarniGras) I couldn't have been more excited that she was my partner. She has become one of my favorite blogging buddies:)

I made her a mushroom apron (cuz she is CRAZY about mushrooms) and added a little mushroom potholder that buttons to the band so it will always be handy. I chose the fabrics so the apron would have a vintage feel to it and used a 1950's pattern. Overall I am happy with the outcome and it was fun to throw it together. To top off the mushroom theme I also included a recipe for mushroom bisque from one of my favorite downtown eateries.

Flirty Apron Swap Completed:

I little (actually a lot) late, but I am finally done and my partner will receive it before the 4th. The pattern was a little tricky because the directions were minimal at best-I mostly sewed by looking at the illustrations. My partner might have to adjust the waist ties a little, but then again maybe not...I am always super critical of my aprons, so it might fit just fine without any alterations (I hope this is the case). I am mostly pleased with the outcome and I hope my partner loves it so much that she will forget how tardy I was in sending it:)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Sassy Apron Swap Summer Edition Comes To A Close-Edited

Updated with the photos of the apron I made for Diana A.

I just want to start off by apologizing to my partner...I just got the apron package in the mail no fear you weren't forgotten! I am just bad a getting myself to the post office!!

Here is a little preview of the apron I made for this edition of the Sassy Apron Swap. I won't post full pics until it is received by my partner (don't want to ruin the surprise!).

The fabrics kind of reminded me of the whimsy of summer. We have our State Fair here in late summer so I included a recipe for my fave fair beverage.

I hope she likes it and everything fits ok! I am excited for her reaction!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Yesterday Was Present Day!!

Yesterday was the best day EVER!! I got my ami (I actually won a drawing!!) from yarnigras and my sassy apron from Adrienne L!!!

Check out my pics below. I couldn't be more excited!! You ladies have really outdone yourselves!

The Ami:

Isn't she cute!?! I am naming her Midge the Manatee. This is yarni's first manatee ami and I think she did an AWESOME job! She also included an owl bookmark which is equally adorable! I can't thank you enough! My daughter wants one now (because I won't let her have so I guess I am going to have to start dabbling in ami art as well. Thanks again, Val!!:)

The Sassy Apron Swap:

I am so spoiled by my sassy apron swap partner! She included two dish towels that she appliqued to match my apron, a matching apron for lyddiebug (which she absolutely loves), and a color coordinated recipe card with a recipe for a delish sounding summer drink! I can't wait to break out the blender and kick back on the deck with a "Summer Sunrise"!!

Thank you soooo much!!



Can everyone see the trim? She used little pom pon (pon pom) trim...too cute!