Holidaying in N.Z.

Holidaying in N.Z.
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Sunday, January 30, 2011

cd of American vintage apron patterns

I bought off E Bay a CD of vintage American Apron patterns, wow I was so excited when it turned up, here is one of them,maybe not brilliant quality as it is a photo off the lap top, now I will print them all out - pop them in a book and give some a go! Can't wait to make my very first all American vintage aprons.

Monday, January 24, 2011

bibs for my little darling

My daughter came for a visit and asked "can you run me up a few bibs please mum" not only that she cut out a pattern and I made my very first p.j.s for my darling little grandson Memphis (8 months old) didn't know I could do it! very proud of my self.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

beautiful surprise from Dendra

This morning I was sitting at the table and heard a knock on the door, my very dear friend had bought a beautiful basket of flowers for me, (my sister and friend are both in palliative care with cancer at the moment) and she wanted to cheer me up, it was also the words on the card that got me and of course I did have a little cry.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

retro apron

Bought a nice piece of retro material and made yet another apron! hadn't used ric rac before so gave it a try and am very pleased with the effect.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My 48 year old dolly

Today I was having a clean out in my cupboard and I found my very dear old baby doll. I was given this dolly when I was three by my then brother in law, she has seen better days! On one hand I chewed off one of her fingers when I used to carry her around. Her neck is a bit cracked and has been re-glued, and her eye-brows have fallen out in patches. My sister made the outfit a few years ago from a doona cover I bought from a friend - so re-cycling is the go! I shall pop her back in the cupboard now - she sits in a cradle that my parents bought me when I was maybe eight years old too. Funny how I have kept both these special things for so long, will kids of today do the same?????

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cup of Tea?

I was left a beautiful Dinner set (Old Country Roses, Royal Albert, when my Mum passed away, The tea pot makes a lovely pot of tea, and of course drinking from fine china is always adorable.

I made the apron too - can never have too many aprons!

Lilliums for Karen

Each year these lilliums flower at exactly the time of my dear sister in-laws memorium. What a lovely way to remember her.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Super chocolate cookies

My dear friend for christmas gave me a jar filled with ingredients to make these cookies, all I had to add was the butter and eggs. What a gorgeous present, and I had the help of a little four year old to help me today, she was so excited to see the jar full of as she said "stuff" then cookies were the end result. and wow they were delicious!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vintage Apron sewing/pattern book on CD!

Today I came across an item for sale on e-bay

It is a 10 vintage Apron sewing pattern book put onto CD, with designs from WW II with complete step by step cutting and sewing instructions. (be still my beating heart!)

They are American themed aprons with names like Hollywood, Pochahontas, Pan Am.

I am so excited and can't wait for it to arrive in the post.

Some days are just too exciting!

Monday, January 10, 2011

chocolate bowl from old record

When I was a girl I absolutely loved listening to Rod Stewart, after watching the lifestyle channel I took this idea and made my very own fruit/chocolate bowl, don't you think it looks great? I made a few to give away for christmas and people just loved them. Does anyone want to know how I did it? I,m more than happy to share this with you :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

chintz collection

2011 is going to be a year for me of collecting chintz. The plate in this picture belonged to my Grandma who died when I was a baby (some 50 years ago) so it makes this little sandwich plate even more special, I did use it some years ago but sadly when I was washing it I hit the tap and broke a piece off it, as you can imagine this upset me, but my hubby rescued it and glued it back together - now it sits on display on my dresser. The little baby dish I bought at a local antique shop. I can't wait to add to my collection.

bib for memphis

My little grandson came for a visit and he had a bib on which I liked, so I decided to trace it and make one similar! it is reversible and I have a motif on the back with a fish, I put velcro for easier getting on and off.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

herb pinny

Bottom pic is material ready to sew, top pic finished product! whats even better is the material was bought at an op shop for five dollars! bargain don't you think?

retro black/white apron

Here is a little funky apron where I tried a little applique to jazz it up, and my first attempt at a pocket