I caught up with a dear friend today who I haven't seen in ages, we both seem to have had so much going on in the last year we haven't had the time to just sit and chat. I surprised her with an apron and as you can see she took it home and put it to good use. I think I forgot how tiny she is and could have made it a bit smaller, but all in all she seemed pretty pleased with it.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This evening I went out to the Relay for life at Penguin and lit a candle for Jen and Wendy, it was a very moving moment and to watch all the hundreds of candles in bags along the track was just beautiful, all to remember loved ones gone. When they let the balloons go into the night sky with candles in them it was very special (not to mention a touch sad!). The money raised by everyone is truly amazing.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Last year I found a lady that painted animals, I gave her a photo of our little dog Ruby (15 .5 years old now) and thought it would be nice to have her with us in paint on the wall, I forgot to ask the lady how much before getting it painted and when I went to pick it up it was a bit more than I expected, but well worth it! What a talented lady. It is just perfect.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
I was sitting reading the newspaper on sunday afternoon (my husband said "do you ever sit still") when I looked up and thought those three cushions need new covers so I jumped up and here are the three new covers, I went for bright, winter is on the way and I thought why not brighten up the chairs. The flowery one on the grey chair is for my sister (chrisartist) it is left over material from our sister Jen (recently passed away) even the ric rac was Jens, so I am really doing a bit of re-cycling ! and a memory for chris too.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Oh ladies I am so excited, today I made my very first apron sale ($15.00), a young girl bought it for her Mum who owns a fish n chip shop (thanks to chrisartist) , I hope she looks very smart in her apron at work. I must say I am very proud.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Margie Brophy from Victoria you have won my Apron giveaway - I will be in touch with you soon to let you know your apron is on its way - I really loved all the stories but yours was my favourite as you had to give your apron away as a young girl to others who didn't have much - I thought was a lovely thing to do. I really hope you like the one I have made, :) Thank you all for entering.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Hello bloggers, I am having a giveaway to a blog friend (new or old) if you would like to enter by writing your very best story or memory about an apron! I have made a very bright retro apron with a pocket on the front and gorgeous material with tea cups, teapots and fruit all over. It has a tie at the back and a tie at the neck so is sure to fit one of you lovely ladies. I will close this little giveaway on sunday 20th march and will post off the apron the very next day. I do hope someone will like wearing it! cheers Judy
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Today in the mail I received a lovely surprise, my daughter had bought me something off e-bay and I am so excited. It is a Cath Kidston book with over 40 projects inside templates included! Bags, cushions, aprons - too many to list! I am over the moon, thank you Kate. Also in the photo you will see a package with Cath Kidston material - Kate had also purchased me this on e-bay too, it arrived last week. I am thoroughly spoilt - I can't wait to make something. Roll on week-end.
To save the children getting wet when they play washing up at the sink I whipped up some waterproof aprons, I used a piece of tablecloth material - cut out the little apron shape, sewed on some tape and away we went with water play, they were a great hit.
Monday, March 7, 2011
In my little child care business at home I am always looking for new ideas for the children, I taped two shoe boxes together, taped on some material for a door, as one little one said "have a top bunk for the people to sleep" and they played for absolutely ages, I did them back to back so two at a time can play together but not be squashed. I think it worked pretty well don't you?