Thursday, November 19, 2009

Productivity At Last!

You still have until Saturday to enter the "Yaya"s Apron" giveaway, so make sure you read this post and enter!

Some of you have asked how the apron fits on someone who is, er..."fluffier".  So, I am gracing you with this lovely, no-make-up, non-retouched photo of myself wearing my prototype. There might even be some baking crud on the apron I am wearing, as I just finished baking these.

Just click on the link if you want the recipe. These are GOOD!
The recipe said it makes 24 but it made 36 for me!

Yep! Another apron. The ruffle is really even but it sure photographed weird!

This little pocket is so cute!

Another one! I LOVE Mary Engelbreit fabrics and tend to hoard them. But this apron design just screams out for them, don't you think?

And then, I had to take a little break to make Ahnalin a Christmas dress. I am so crazy about this fabric.  There was just 1 3/4 yard buried on the flat fold table at our local Ben Franklin early in the spring. I fell in love!
The fabric is "Angel Cakes" by Alexander Henry and the pattern is
McCalls 5966. I like the pattern, but next time I make it, I will make a size 3 in width
and a size 6 in length. It is really cute, but very short and wide.

I love vintage buttons. This button was a very lonely old button found in
one of the many button boxes given me by generous friends who do not have
the passion for old buttons like I do. I have no idea how old it is, but it was perfect for this spot.

I took a little break this morning to go to Ahnalin's school for their Thanksgiving Feast.
Ahnalin had INSISTED on Tuesday that I HAD to make her a full
"Indian Princess" costume by today. However,  I volunteer in her classroom on
Wednesdays and discussed this with her teacher, who informed me that they had made their own
costumes out of brown paper bags and feathers. Well, that was a relief, but I do have that piece of brown Ultrasuede in the stash that could have been made up quite easily.....

This is the last picture for today. a lovely purple cotton sateen blank slate! Oh I LOVE smocking! In a few days, this will be the front of Princess Madison's Tinkerbell Dream Birthday Dress! I plan to ship it out on Monday, so I had better get smocking!

If you have not yet entered the giveaway, go ahead and do so now.
Please make sure you have your email enabled on your profile, so I can contact you if you win!
Did I mention that I am LOVING reading of all your holiday traditions? So fun!

I pray you have a beautiful and blessed day.


Tabitha said...

I love buttons too! I will have to do an exchange with you some day lol. And I think you look quite beautiful in the apron thanks for showing off how lovely it is on as I always have a hard time picturing them in my head.

Amy said...

LOVE the Aprons!
I have a jar of buttons that I inherited from my grandmother...they are a prized possession for me, so I understand your little fetish with buttons!

The little dress is precious - I think it's perfect for the fabric!

Sheila said...

I really don't know how you do all that you do. I have been wanting to get back into sewing but it seems that the I am not able to find the time.I really want to make my girls (2 daughters and 2 dil) and maybe the sister in laws aprons for CHRISTmas but will have to see. I am looking forward to your pattern.

Sheila Shapley

Matters of the Heart said...

Oh we speak the same language!
I love old buttons and am blessed to have my grandmothers button box.

I love aprons!

I love english smocking. Have you ever seen the Austrailan Smocking and Embroidery magazine? Its wonderful.

julia said...

Your apron is great. Are you still looking for testers of the pattern? I would love to make this. I know I never was able to do the bloomer skirt because my printer was out of whack, but it's working now.

April said...

Love the little dress, Sivje!!! But, you knew I would with that precious fabric - I want to hoard all I find in that print.

Linda B said...

I have a picture of my son, who is now 27, wearing that same Indian Prince outfit for thanksgiving day. Gotta give 'em credit. I was working full time, there is no way I could have made him a costume in two days. Love your blog. You have energy!!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

You are gifted!

Martha said...

CUTE aprons!!!!!!! And I can't wait to see Tinkerbell.

Melinda Cornish said...

the apron looks great on you and the little girls dress is just adorable!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Love these aprons... but I must admit that the pumpkin chip muffins may have captured my heart.

Lori said...

Remember, that with kids, it doesn't have to be perfect to be perfect. Love the aprons especially the black & white with the cherries. So cute. I used to sew much more and would like to do more this time of year but there are lights and decorations to put up too!