Thank you so much for the great response for my first giveaway! I apologize for not knowing how to post a picture of the "Random Integer Generator" so I guess you will have to take my word for it. The luck winner was number 13 who is Linley and she said:
"Hey! Cute aprons! Did you get the pattern from somewhere? Anyway, I love them!"
Linley, Send me an email with your address so I can send you your apron. Also let me know which one you want. If you want me to choose your fabric, just get it to me and I will make one pronto!!!
I also wanted to announce that I will be participating in another giveaway that will start and end on February 4th. Go here to learn more about it:
Thanks! And I will be doing updates on our super long trip as well as Justin and my vacation to Vegas very soon. And for those of you who asked, if you want to order an apron, they are $20 for a custom order or $15 for one of the ones listed on my last post.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I have been so inspired by my blog friends' scrap, blanket, quilt, etc.'s giveaways that I decided to do one of my own. In order to support my sewing habit I have decided to make some aprons and sell them for Valentine's gifts. They will be $15 for a premade one or $20 for a custom one (you choose fabric and color scheme and I go get it. You could also send me the fabric and I will make one for $10). I think these make great Valentine's presents for you or your spouse because of their "sassy" and "naughty" nature. They are great for the kitchen or for other purposes...
Anyway, to get the word out I have decided to do a giveaway. Let me know which of these is your favorite and then post a link back to this post on your blog. I will randomly choose a winner on January 28th. And if you are interested in buying one, just let me know in the comment section or email me.
Oh and thanks to my lovely sister Chelsea for modeling for me!
I have one of these pink ones available. The other is already set aside for gift.
Here is the "Pink Butterfly" Apron.
And Here is a lovely "Red, White and Black"
And an all "black and white" with stripes for the bottom ruffle and belt and dots for the pocket and neck straps.
And this one could be my favorite! I love the orange and brown together. There will be dots for the pocket and neck straps and stripes for the ruffle and the belt. These two are obviously in the "to sew" pile.
And while I am at it, would anyone out there be interested in doing a fabric scrap swap every other month or so? Just wondering about getting one started.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Yesterday I went with one of my longest standing friends Christy to a little sewing party. There we made these wonderful aprons. I think I'm in love. I may make 20. I also think I may sell some in Anchorage on Craigslist for Valentine's Day since they are appropriate for the kitchen and the bedroom...
Anyway, how cute is my sister Chelsea?
The second is going to my other best good friend Courtney for her birthday which is this weekend. I know this kind of blows the surprise but she knew I was making something for her so now she just gets a sneak peak.
Last night at bed time-
Macy: I love you Mommy. You are adorable.
Earlier in the week and for no apparent reason other than I wasn't turning her movie on fast enough-
Macy: Mommy, come here, right now! You being very naughty.
Mom: What did I do?
Macy: You be mean to Kylie. You make her sad. (Kylie had been in bed for an hour)
Mom: Oh, I'm sorry.
Macy: You gonna get a spanking. You have to be nice to Kylie.
And Macy to my mom the other day in the car-
Macy: Daddy my Father and he's Mommy's husband.
Kylie kept saying "Shhh!" to the babies at church today whenever they would cry or make noise during sacrament meeting. She also kept yelling "More!" after the sacrament bread and water left.
I know there are more but my children are screaming in the background so I will try to get better about writing these down as soon as they happen!
I finished my second quilt this week and I am very proud of it. It is another throw quilt made all out of super discounted fabric from JoAnn that was 1930's inspired. I thought about calling it my "Depression quilt" because I made it for so cheap but that just sounded too sad. I did a fun brick pattern which I am now a very big fan of. Anyway, just had to share!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I finished binding my first quilt today and I am so excited! It is far from perfect but I had to keep reminding myself that it was my first quilt and that I will improve with practice. And that is probably what I like best about sewing. It is one of the few things that I can actually notice myself improving on every time I do it, and that makes me feel good.
Anyway- It is just a throw blanket size but I did diagonal quilting on it with a pieced binding. It was lots of fun to do! I got the free pattern here. FYI: it will be years before I actually pay for a quilt pattern because there are so many great free ones floating around out there.
I have almost finished quilt #2 and I guess I better take my husband's advice and slow down so our house isn't overrun with quilts.
Monday, January 5, 2009
When am not home and in the lower 48 visiting, I never seem to be able to keep up on blogs. Usually we are busy and when I am at my parents' house I am unable to get pictures from my camera to their computer. Weird.
Anyway, we are in Boise and having fun. Justin left Friday to get back to Anchorage for work and we have been enjoying our time here. The "women" have spent an unbelievable amount of time in my mom's craft room quilting, sewing and making pretty things on her Cricut. It has been way too fun and fortunately the kids have been cooperating with nap and bedtimes so we have gotten a lot done. I want to show off my quilts but I am forcing myself to wait until I 100% finish them. I only have the hand sewing on the binding on my Valentine's quilt left and I plan to do that in Vegas on our vacation.
Not much else going on here but I will post more soon!