datestampNov 22, 2008

another apron

I can't stop.  Apron making is apparently addictive......and the funny thing is that I don't even wear them.  (need to work on that!)  I made this one for my sister in law and I love it.  I found these fabrics by Brother Sister Design Studio at my local Hobby Lobby and I love them.  Forgive the bad pictures, it really isn't rumply like it looks.  This was actually one of those sewing projects that I finished in under an hour, nothing went wrong, and all my stitches lined up without any unpicking needed.  Yeah!  Love when that happens.  

Vintage patterns: my new addiction

I am slowly discovering all the treasures that etsy has to offer.  Most recently I have been perusing the vintage and supply sections and found some great stuff.  I just bought a bunch of vintage dress patterns for my girls and can't wait to try them out.  I really like using these because they tend to be very straightforward and easy to follow.  I have a lot to learn when it comes to sewing and have found that this is a good place to start.  So, here are a few of my most recent finds.  

My personal favorite.  Love the pleating and simple style.  I found a great website with the most darling kids clothing, Neige, love these clothes but won't be shelling out the big bucks anytime soon.  So, I am trying to find a few patterns to recreate a few in my own style.

Love this one, too.

Hmmm, now I just need to figure out how to add another couple of hours to each day so that I can actually work on some of these.

And, figure out a way to get my girls to appreciate MY style.

datestampNov 1, 2008

A couple of aprons

I know that the apron craze has come and almost gone but when I saw this tutorial, I had to give it a try.  These were so fun to put together and make.  No zippers, buttons, or fittings to worry about and something cute to show for it.  I think I might have a new addiction!  Luckily these make great gifts so if you have a birthday coming warned, and get ready to bring some style to the kitchen!