Monday, December 1, 2008

I received my apron today. my partner sent this apron, a matching hotpad and some beautiful earrings.

holiday hosetess apron

finished the holiday hostess apron swap and its going in the mail tomorrow. I hope it will be worth the wait to my swap partner.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

apron recieved

this is the apron I received for the hot drinks for hot mama's

my favorite hot drink is chai tea, so Jean gave me an apron with teapots and cups, and other tea related stuff on it. its so cute! the pockets have lace trim and the bottom hem has beads. way too cute! I brought it to work so I could get a picture and post it finally, and my co workers loved it too!
she also sent a teacup and saucer, some chai tea mix and some chocolate.

new aprons

heres the hot drinks for hot mamas apron I made for Yvonne. i love this pattern, it was hard to give up this apron, I love it. Yvonne said she loves it too. I'm so happy that she loves it as much as I did. i made some towels to match.

I also made this apron for Bertha, she works with me and loves to cook. she makes the BEST salsa, we are always asking her to make it. its the BOMB! anyway, the apron is reversible, the other side is the plaid. this pattern isn't as easy as the other one, so there might not be too many more.

I signed up for another swap, so I need to start working on a sexy, cute, beautiful holiday apron. you can tell I haven't decided on the pattern, fabrics, embellishments yet. it should be a fun one!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

crocheted apron

it's done! I added a row of ruffles, thanks for all the suggestions. I didn't add fabric for a liner since I'm not sure how to do that without one or both fabric and yarn would get saggy. the apron is not too heavy or stretchy since it's cotton thread made for kitchen type stuff. I had made some washcloths, but got bored REALLY fast, so this apron was born.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

crochet apron work in progress

I was checking out crocheted aprons and tried to find a pattern that was easy AND that I liked. no luck, so I'm trying to just make one. this is about 1/3 to 1/2 done and I am looking for comments. I promise I won't cry...just leave a comment - how you feel. would you wear it? give it as a gift? I'm thinking of putting a couple of rows of stripes across the bottom, or maybe just add more stitches to make if ruffly on the bottom. I'm open to suggestions.
maybe I'll have a give a way when I'm done....
thanks for checking it out

Monday, September 15, 2008

apron swap again

here's the apron, two potholders and one zippered bag inside the big project bag.

summer vacation apron swap

well I'm finished with the apron and accessories for swap partner. it's going out late, but I really wanted to get the zippered bags done. last night I was getting them finished when one broke, so I finished them tonight. I made the apron from th "funked out apron" pattern. I had to make some changes but I think it came out really cool. i made two potholders (with the batting made to withstand heat) and two zippered bags. I hope she likes them and doesn't mind that they are late.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

flirty apron swap

hi everyone, ha ha, well I was so excited that someone actually saw my blog! these pics are of the summer vacation swap that Shawnee, hosted. I thought I gave my swap partner a hard assignment, but she (jean) of did a super job! My dream vacation was to either go to new england in the fall or Ireland. the apron represents my fall vacation, but Jean also included some travel brochures from Ireland and (I forgot the mention this on the swap blog) a handmade recipe and sayings booklet representing both vacations! she really, really brightened my day. I got it just a couple of days after having to go back to work. In July I had a "surprise" surgery, but got 6 wonderful restive weeks at home. it was really hard to go back to work, harder than last year after my gastric bypass surgery. I have a crazy stressful job and this time I was not allowed to call work and they couldn't call me! too funny, but I really got to rest and recuperate. anyway getting this package really cheered me up. be back soon with pictures of the apron for my partner.

Monday, September 8, 2008

one more sun hat

sun hat crazy two

more hats! these are reversable

sun hat crazy

here's some more sun hats. this one is not reversible

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

teacup apron
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teapot apron
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Saturday, August 30, 2008

beach bags and backpack

beach bags

I made these beach bags for my grandkids, they use them all the time. I actually made the first 3 2 years ago, so I had to make another one for the baby. she's 2 and wants to take it with her everywhere. I just made 3 more for my other grandkids and 1 backpack for the only grandson. couldn't make him a bag! here's some pictures of the bags.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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