Friday, December 21, 2007

santa's psycho elf made aprons this year...

I've made 3 aprons in the last 3 days. I have 2 more to make before Christmas....

This was for Mrs. Christopher - Paige's kindergarten teacher. This really turned out a lot cuter than the picture gives it credit. I also added just a touch of lace about the bottom.

This was for Mrs. Reynolds - the awesome TA in Paige's class. She has been volunteering for like 13 years. What a woman! It's the same fabric as Mrs. Christopher's, but has a pocket with ribbon.
This was my attempt at the "test" apron for Meg of Montessori by hand. This apron is a lot easier than it looks and is so cute! I made it one sided (it's so much cuter double sided), I cheated by using quilt binding instead of making my own bias tape - but the pattern should be released soon from Meg's ETSY & Pattern shops. You can see what it is supposed to look like here. You buy the pattern here or here, pretty soon.

These were all made from scraps in the last week or so. The horse one was for my nieces birthday and the rest were made for the Garage Sale for Joseph. Side note: The garage sale was a HUGE success. Abby said the aprons did really well & wants to thank us all for our time & efforts.

These are unfinished kids aprons I've started in the last 2 weeks - also made from scraps. They might get finished & appear in a newly created ETSY shop? I don't know I'm still toying with the idea of selling kids aprons (and maybe adult ones) - Since I don't have anything else to do with my time... ha, ha, ha. I'd love to see what everyone else is up to for Christmas projects, etc.

This is on my list for after the holidays:

Meg from Montessori by Hand made this Amy Butler Barcelona skirt in this great fabric!

Also a bag - Thanks Christie for the pattern & gift cert from Zoe's - those are the best kinds of birthday gifts... now if I can just find time to make it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

... and the winner is

I just can't stop myself from showing off (again) this is the great apron that I won off The Apronista website. So it's not as high class girly or retro as Christie's big win, but it is a whole lotta sasssss which kind of fits me better. The cute lady in this picture is also the creator of this great apron, you can check out her stuff here. I will do my best to do my duty to honor this apron and wear it with the utmost sass and pinch every cute Santa bootie I see, on my honor... again I can't help it - YAHHHHOOOOOOO!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Sew for Joseph Night (aka Sweatshop)

Thank You Ladies for coming out to Wednesday's "Sew for Joseph" night. We had a great turn-out & some new faces. It was a lot of fun chatting, sewing & eating as always. The point of this night was to create aprons to sale at a Garage Sale Dec 14th & 15th to raise money to help pay for Joseph Runyan's ongoing treatment & therapy for autism. Pictured above is our cute friend Abby with her son Joseph.

I am excited for the Garage Sale Dec 14th & 15th (Fri & Sat) - there are going to be some great aprons there courtesy of the Secret Stitch Club. Your gonna have to come check them out. I will try to post pictures of them before hand if at all possible.

Christie is obviously bugged by my "new" (only to me - I think it is a vintage '80's model) Serger. As my new BFF from Joann's tells me there are only 2 kinds of people in this world "Serger People" & "Non Serger People" - We are a special group of weirdos to be avoided at all costs.
Nikki & Abby B. showed up for all the fun. Little did they know what they were getting themselves into. Abby is working on a cute adult/child matching apron set in a nice "Christmasy" green fabric. The adult pattern she chose is the vintage 40's apron that we all love & own. It's just so darn functional.
Jen showing off her little belly & helping the slave driver (me) cut out patterns. She always is smiling despite the uncomfortable fun of pregnancy... and sitting on my hard tile floor

Stacey was a big help cutting out patterns & sewing her 2nd or 3rd apron ever! We are so proud of Stacey and her willingness to keep coming back. She is really making great progress (and cursing a lot less at her machine, JK!)

Christie as active president of the SSC is giving Nikki some very useful pointers, or just being bossy (I'm starting to wear off on her). Nikki is working on a Vintage Apron with a ruffle. She is using the cute pink/retro fabric that we saw Jill make her 2nd apron out of. It is going to be so cute! Thank you all again for all your time, money, and energy going into these projects - also a shout out to all the ladies who couldn't be there but have their own projects going. Your willingness to serve & help each other out floors me! You guys rock my world!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Thank you Apron gods!

So ladies, I have found something truly amazing! Well, I think it is truly amazing! So, I have been secretly totally envious of Christie's Heavenly Hostess apron that she won and can't stop thinking about. Than out of the blue, my sister sent me a link to a girl who makes aprons and really cute ones at that. I clicked on the link and this is what I saw,

Now, this isn't the great part! This lady is going to make a pattern of this apron and is going to sell it or have it as a free download on her blog for all to hold and share! I am dying! And there is more good news, she is looking for pattern testers to help out to see if the pattern is user friendly! Who better to test patterns than the us Apronistas? I can't think of anyone. We can all be as lucky and beautiful as Christie in her adorable apron! I can't wait! Click here for more details! I just had to share this good news with everyone!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Means...

crazy busy lives! With that said, I am posting the December apron club schedule.

Wednesday, December 5th - Apron night at Maren's at 8:00. We'll be sewing aprons for the Runyan's sale. Bring scrap material you may have laying around so we can make a ruffle apron for The Apronista's to "raffle" off. They wanted to help the Runyan's too. Isn't that sweet?!

Wednesday, December 12th - Candy making night at Maren's with special culinary candy expert, Maren's mother-in-law, Annette. 7:00-ish. Maren will email us and let us know what ingredients we need to bring that way we can make and take home to eat (or share if that's what you really want to do :) ).

Thursday, December 13th - Meet at the church to help Rachel set up for Christmas party.

Then we'll take a two week Christmas break since we'll all be busy, busy, busy and start meeting again in January.

We'd love anyone to come! We know it's a busy time of year, but if you want to take a break and have some girl time we'd love to see you.

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