Monday, October 29, 2007

Apronista Givaway!

The Apronista's are giving away this beautiful Heavenly Hostess apron. It's unique, it's reversible, and there is a matching headband! What more could a gal ask for?!

Go here to enter yourself in the drawing.

Friday, October 26, 2007

I hope its okay!


I totally stole Maren's apron idea, I mean I used the same fabric (at least the teolle [I will never learn how to spell that word]) and the same pattern, I hope that is okay Maren. You know what they say, imitation is the best form of flattery, it was such the cutest fabric and patter combo that I had to have it myself! Anyways, Rachel you really have to thank your MIL for me because I love this pattern, it is so cute and so easy, I can't believe how simple it is! I wish it had a different name though, Church Lady. I was thinking something a little bit more frumpy and unflattering but it is not in the least! Another pattern for the books to remind me why I love aprons! I hope Apron Night was fun last night, I wish I could have been there!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Latest!


This has got to be one of the ugliest pictures taken of me (okay that is not true, I have uglier, much uglier, but I wasn't being ugly in this one on purpose) but I had to post a pic of my latest. Some of you may recognize the pattern (it is the very first one I ever did) but I love the fabric! I mean you doesn't love something that has a color that resembles almost perfectly a Tiffany's blue box and than of chocolate! I mean, that is the stuff that perfection is made of, right?

Happy Birthday Christie!

Happy birthday to the president of the Secret Stitch Club and one of the greatest friends we have ever had. (I'm taking the liberty to speak on behalf of all of us!) Christie, you are truly an amazing friend, a craft extraordinaire, a yummy cook, a creative mommy, a great visiting teacher (okay, that one's just from me), and one of the most Christlike people I know. Thanks for being born...we are all better people because of you!!!

Hope your birthday was grand! Happy 30th!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Clap your hands...

...if you believe in fairies! Okay, I am on this huge Peter Pan kick right now and it started way back when I saw that book about fairy houses and now everywhere I go, I just have to have everything Peter Pan and fairies!! Its becoming very time consuming, let me tell you. Well, while I was making my blog stalking rounds, I stumbled upon the most adorable little fairy apron, check this out!

The, Tie One On link on my blog gives a little tutorial on how to make this sweet little thing and I am so tempted to make this even though I don't have a little daughter to dress up in it! I just think this is so sweet! Would it be weird to make one for an adult? Okay, now I am taking this a little too far, but really, how cute is this? The lady that made it, made it sound like it is the easiest thing in the world to make, which I have a hard time believing, but it would be worth it to see a little girls running around the backyard with these on, with little wands with stars on top and making little fairy houses for the neighborhood fairies...**SIGH** Is this a sign that I am ready to have kids?

A One Bra Woman

I know this may not be an apron or sewing topic but I have to share my excitement with you, and it didn't seem quite appropriate on my family blog. So guess what everyone? I am a one bra woman!! In case you didn't know (and really, why would you?) I have had to wear two bras everyday for the past two years. Pathetic. The girls are very hard to support. And it's not like I haven't purchased other bras or haven't been to every "full figure lingerie" shop in the valley. I have had no luck! They don't give full coverage, so you get the 4-boob look. Or they are so pointy I feel like I should be a back-up dancer for Madonna. Or the lingerie shop worker doesn't really have your true size, so she gives you a size where the band is so loose it rides up into your shoulders...but hey, the cup fit so why are you complaining? So I've been wearing two nursing bras. Until Saturday. In the mail was my last hope for me to go monobraful. I ordered a Goddess bra from this website. I followed their sizing instructions carefully and with crossed fingers ordered the size they said I was. I only had to wait two days for my order to come in a discreetly marked package (like I care if the mail man knows that I ordered a bra). I ran upstairs, tore the package open, and put on my bra. It. Fit. Beautifully. Yea!

So this is all probably way more information than you all wanted to know about me. I feel like I should start a support group for women who have a difficult time finding bras that really support...it was quite the hunt to find one that worked. Thank you for listening. I promise I will never talk about my underwear again. :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

a conference conundrum


From the sounds of it (and from what I've surmised from stalking other peoples blogs) - I wasn't the only one busy during conference time. If you're not LDS (Mormon) or have no clue what we are talking about, every 6 months the church leaders deliver inspired revelation to help church members live good lives. Although it is available in a wide variety of mediums (TV, radio, Internet, print, etc.) it is 4 hours a day, delivered in 2 hour sessions and lasts for 2 days. Usually there is a specific message that will resonate and make you feel like it is specifically meant for you (you don't want to miss it) and you don't want to sleep through it; which is what most do when stuck in front of the TV in their jammies listening to warm melodious voices (yes, I'm quite guilty of this).

So instead of taking a 2 hour nap, I decided to make an apron. At our one official Apron Night Out back in June (I think) when we drew names and bought each other fabric, Jill bought this great blue & brown fabric. It has been sitting in the "sewing basket" waiting for inspiration. Well, it dawned on me that my favorite pattern (one I've made countless times over for various people) needs to join my repertoire of aprons.

At first I was like, well... it's okay and would make a great gift, but then the president of the SSC saw it and told me I had to keep it. So I spent the day wearing it; doing laundry, baking, and cleaning (yes. that was all on Sunday folks! I am a sucky example of a "good" Mormon, so don't go looking to me for your choice example) and now I love it! I couldn't possible part with it. Thank goodness for a few hours of spiritual rejuvenation and apronista inspiration.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

they just don't get it...

Well, this is my latest & greatest. I decided to make it Saturday night & had it finished by Sunday afternoon. This was a birthday gift for my sister-in-law, Ashley (who dubbed us 'Apron Dorks'). My husband was like, do you really think she wants an apron for her birthday? What?!! Are you kidding? Who wouldn't want an apron that coincidentally matches the curtains in her kitchen and comes with a matching memory board... that kind of coordination & custom madeness (not an actual word - only exists in the Maren's pretend dictionary) usually comes with a hefty price tag and here I can pull it off with a half priced coupon from Joann's. My point: Guys just don't understand, and I won't hold my breath - because I like my life & my sewing club way too much to wait around for guys to "get it".

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