I am not a good cook. I don’t enjoy anything about it. And believe me, anyone who has been subjected to my cooking doesn’t enjoy it either. BUT, I made matching aprons for my daughter and me. I guess I have more Matchy McMatcherson tendencies in me than I thought.
waist apron for me — full apron for my daughter
See the part in the middle that is edged with rick rack? That is a little flap thingy to wipe wet or dirty hands on — like a built in towel. We made brownies the other day as a test run for the aprons. No mess! Yea, success!
More Laurie Smith goodness. Now marked to $2.99 a YARD! And this is upholstery fabric, so it is the big long humongo size!
I have no idea what to do with it. I thought about making a bag, but I have so many. I don’t know if I’d really use it. It is just sitting here, burning a hole in my……sewing machine? (Go with me here — like money “burning a hole in my pocket” — I want to immediately make something with it. Like now.)
I just returned from Target. Empty handed. Oh yeah, you read that right. Empty.
I pushed the big red cart around the store. Empty.
Then I left. With nothing.
I am pretty amazed at this non-shopping experience. I mean we’re talking TARGET here.
My extra fancy ribbon flower tutorial:
This necklace reminds me of hard candies.
The glass beads have an iridescent shimmer and the colors are much more vibrant. I need a new camera. Any recommendations? Seriously.
And here’s me looking like a big dork smiling for the camera while I’m taking a picture of myself. Nothing like saying “cheese” out loud to yourself while you’re standing in the guest bathroom.
Oh, and because I feel compelled to report on my frugality, the beads were on major sale for a little less than 2 bucks a package. The necklace took two packages. Yea!
I tried to get pics of the aprons, shorts and dresses, but modeling clothing apparently does not hold the interest of a preschooler. There goes my plans to be a pageant mom.
Here are two pair of sleep shorts. I can’t tell you the thrill I get when I turn them right side out and see that I actually made a pair of shorts! Not a wad of fabric!
This is the back of the cowgirl shorts. I thought I was making them with bandana on the left and gingham on the right (and vice versa), but somehow I made them with both ginghams on one side and both bandanas on the other. So I stuck pockets on the back. They looked too plain all ginghamy by themselves. These are to wear with the *Gruene Hall t-shirt that she loves to sleep in!
These have little clouds and flowers. I made a zigzag stitch on the bias tape. I like zigzagging. The fabric is like $1.97 a yard. Since I’m such a novice, I keep my fabric on the cheap side. Not until I posted this picture did I notice that it looks like I have the clouds running vertically. Dang.
(* bonus points if you’ve heard of Gruene Hall. Extra bonus points if you’ve been there!)