Monday, December 6, 2010

And the Winner is...... and other random craftiness!

First off, the winner of the pincushion is April from AZ! Congrats April! You need to email me with your address so that I can mail it out to you right away :)

I know I didn't blog much last week but I was busy crafting. I wanted to share pictures of the Christmas apron that I made for an early Christmas gift for my daughter and since she has it in her possession now, I can show you the pictures. This apron is the reason I bought the adorable Holiday Happy fabric designed by the Happy Zombie. (you should check out her blog for some really fun totorials and some neat ideas of ways to use this fabric as well! )
 I found this fabulous apron pattern as a free download at I used deep red cotton sateen for the neck ties, lining and waist ties just as they did in the Sew4Home apron. I love the way it adds a bit of "fancy" to the apron and still makes it machine washable. My daughter is petite at 5' tall so I had to take 4 inches off the apron length and the neck ties and also shortened the ruffle layers by 1 inch each to make it more to her scale. I added the polka dot fabric and the white pom poms for a bit more fun. She loved it and I can already picture her entertaining friends during the holidays wearing her cute ruffled apron!

My friend Amy told me about a fabric store in Redondo Beach called the Cotton Shop that is going out of business after 51 years and everything in the store is 50% off. So I called my Mom and we headed on over there the next day and I came home with some awesome fabrics! The colors and patterns I bought just make me happy and I can't wait to start some new projects with these beauties!

I also finished another cross stitch door bow. The original kit came with floss colors in mauve and grey blue (very 80's) but I loved the hearts and decided to switch out the colors for deep reds and darker blues. I love the way it came out :)


I've spent my evenings stitching more tiny felt dinosaurs for my grandsons while the hubby watches TV. I only have one more Brontosaurus to make and then 4 more palm trees, 2 volcanos and 3 folding play mats and I can cross another project off the list. Lastly (this has been a busy week ) I completed the 4 stockings, 4 ornaments, and 20 gift tags for the swap I am in with my friends Amy, Regena, Mark & Carolyn. I'll post pictures in a few days, after they have all received them. I'm pretty happy with the way they came out and it was alot of fun designing stockings to fit their personalities :)


  1. Dang girl, you have been a busy little beaverette!!
    I can't wait for the stockings to be delivered either. I hope you like yours and the secret little change..mwah ha ha

  2. I love the apron. It's beautiful!!!