Monthly Archives: July 2017

Coming up

wait til you see what I’ve been up to in the last year

holiday items, mostly different types of table runners

Oh gawd does this mean I have to take new photos with them on a table 

UGH 

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Are we talking aprons????

While we are on the subject of aprons…. Here is another pattern I picked up, but not at Hobby Lobby. I stumbled on it while at Uhm, cough, Wal-Mart. 

Yeah, yeah yeah, what can I say. Sure I can sit at JoAnns and sit through looking through books of patterns but I’m on limited time. This one just popped out at me on one of their racks. I do have other patterns I purchased but dang, this one is sooooo easy. Maybe that’s why Simplicity came up with “Its So Easy”. The other thing when Hobby Lobby has their patterns on sale the it’s so easy is NOT 99 cents, they stay at the 6 dollar price. Remember I used to work there. Oh yeah I quit my day job to pursue my dream. 

Anyways this pattern at Walmart was under two bucks. You can’t go wrong can you. Pattern number A8120. Comes in 3 sizes and a little girls pattern too! 

The thing I like about this pattern is that it has a big pocket for the front and then the back that creates that big pocket. Then the waist band. Did I tell you I really don’t look at the instructions? I just look and toss to the side. Maybe because I’m a seasoned sewer. 

Basically the biggest part is making the waistband. The fast and easy is attaching the bias tape to the pocket edges and the edges to the two main pattern pieces.

Most of the aprons I am making are 14-16, however I’m an 18 and these fit me. Only takes less than 7/8th of fabric, but if you know how to lay the pattern you can use less. Even when I am short on fabric for the waistband, I know how to improvise. I even make the straps longer. 

When I did the first set of aprons I asked my daughter, pattern says use contrasting fabric for waistband. I said don’t you think the same fabric as the pocket looks better?she said visual mom, visual, lol. Yes she is like me. Grabbed the fabric laid it and she said yup you got it. Don’t use the plain stuff. On the pink Eiffel Tower, ran out of fabric and bought it last year so I had to opt for plain. But heck it looks great!

Here are the first ones completed, 4 more to finish, but heck I’m not done making these. I have a lot of polka dot fabric to make a lot of these “retro style half aprons”! 

The gal at the new location saw photos of these and she said these are a must.

Am I having fun yet? I think so.

ENJOY and like and share!! 

   
    
 

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Women’s ApronsĀ 

Yay!!! Yes I have a mannequin for my adult women aprons. Uhhhh well she’ll be modeling the men’s sport aprons too. I told my daughter I gave her a name….  Manny Quinn. She actually came down from her bedroom and … Continue reading

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Children’s Aprons

Another item that I sell at my booth down at Nickorbobs in Divernon, Illinois are little girl aprons. I’ve sold embroidered ones with ballet slippers, cupcakes of ll sorts, however now I make my own fabric ones. They are fast … Continue reading

Fold n Stitch Wreaths

This year I have been busy making fold n stitch wreaths. Selling them as centerpiece for tables for the different holiday seasons. You can buy the pattern however I just looked at pictures and figured it out, so please do not ask who makes the pattern and directions. There are several YouTube on how to make. Just to let you know it is a long process however when completed they look great. You can make them for wall hangings as well, I need to look into this.

I continue to make these as a friend of mine is a manager at a fast food chain and she requested me to make them for each season for their display for their catering side.
Just finished making my first fall one. Yes a few more to make in different fabrics, then on to Christmas. Yes I have to be ahead of the seasons for a reason.

Hope you like and notice on the 4th of July one you can actually put on your patio table and put the wreath where the umbrella goes.

It’s been awhile since I posted and please “like or pin” on Pinterest!

Thanks for viewing, more posts coming….