Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I finished my first original apron. I sketched out the pattern Sunday night. Last night I cut it out and sewed it up. I'm calling it The Brenna Apron. It is a reversible child's apron with a pocket. I know, I know. It's against all blogging laws to post something of this nature without a photo, but a friend has my camera ... no joke.

I'm excited that there is a fabulous coating of sleet and snow here so it will give me more time to design and sew. I have two more patterns sketched out and I'm anxious to get busy.

Until then ...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Apron Swap Journey

I received my apron swap assignment last week. I couldn't wait to get started. I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I read it. That's about all I can tell you for now because it's a top secret mission. I will give you a sneak peek. These are the components.

The swap has been fabulous. It's like an apron heaven! Today I found a new favorite. It is a Route 66 themed apron. Click here to drool. Now envision this hanging on the baker's rack in my Coca-Cola kitchen. Perfect isn't it. Now swear to me that you won't buy it, 'cause if it survives the swap giveaway. It's mine baby! Otherwise, feel free to peruse the "My Mom Would Be Proud" Etsy shop and find the perfect apron for yourself.

Logic of A 5 Year Old

On Monday we were cruising down Cherry St when a random conversation starts.

"Mom, can cats swim?"

"Yes, I'm sure cats can swim, but cats really don't like water."


"Well, we should put the cats in a swimming pool full of milk."

My brain slams on it's brakes. What? Milk? Oh, right 'cats like milk' so surely they would swim in that. It makes sense, doesn't it? I love the innocence and simplicity of children, don't you?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Favorite Things

Monday was my first day back after a 3-week vacation. It's been tough getting myself and the fam back into a routine. A lot more difficult than normal.

I think it is because I enjoyed my time off so much. There was the usual holiday hub-blub, but what I enjoyed most was my sewing. I made three pillows and two aprons!

This is one of the pillows I made. It's the tooth fairy version. Pattern available here.

I don't have as much time now that I'm back to work, but I am determined to schedule regular dates with my sewing machine. I'm currently working on a set of 'live, laugh, love' pillows for my living room. After that I'll be making an apron for a swap. This is my first swap and I totally excited! It's a valentine's swap and you can find more about it here.

Wish me luck and I'll keep you all posted on the details of my progress!