Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Very Little Apron

J is at his Granny's today so I took advantage of the day and made this! After making all those adult aprons...this thing seems so tiny! I thought it was time for Addie to have her own apron since she loves wearing mine so much. I used a Michael Miller check fabric. The white fabric that I used to make the bias tape has stars on it which added a bit of personality to an otherwise boring trim. I'll put a picture of her wearing it--she's sleeping now. Ahhhhhhh!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Halloween In July Swap--Marlene, don't look!!!

This has by far been my favorite apron swap yet. Maybe it's working on cool colored fall fabrics in this 100 degree heat, or receiving THE cutest apron ever from a sweet & obviously talented lady in Arkansas...whatever the reason(s) I had a blast participating. So, without further

This is the apron I received. Isn't it so charming? The kids love it and have wrinkled it thoroughly from putting "Halloween things" in the pockets. I tried to put it away but they won't hear of it hangs on the back of a chair receiving lots of adoring looks. Oh yes, and I love it too! Marlene also sent some cute scarecrow napkins, recipes, and cross necklaces for the kids. Addie wears hers until naptime and then wakes up pointing at her necklace saying, "Addie's!"

This is the apron I made for Marlene. I went through a couple of patterns...but nothing really clicked until I found a terrific bundle of precut 5 inch Moda fall fabric:Pumpkins Gone Wild. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, only the shop was out of the pattern I was looking for (Indygo Junction Kitchen Charm), and wouldn't get it in for a couple of weeks, so I made up a pattern using the picture. I'm shipping it off to Hot Springs on Monday.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Wee Redheaded

If you read this blog, you know that I have made several Wee Wonderfuls dolls. Here is the latest Wee Wonderful. I made the first one for my niece for her birthday this weekend. I had so much fun putting her together that I made one for Ad the next evening. I especially love the Ronald McDonald red hair on Ad's baby.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Better Late Than Never

I started my kitchen curtains when my son was 6 months old...four years later I finally finish them! I am happy with how they turned out. Definitely worth the wait!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bibs & Burpies for Beccy's Wee One

I finally got my act together and finished these bibs and burp rags for my friend Beccy who recently had a baby girl. I am really happy with how they turned out. I found these on Val's blog and ran over to Chickpea to download the pattern today. I made 3 of them with matching burpies in no time at all. I hope she likes them!