Monday, August 16, 2010

Cupcake Apron Swap

I was very excited to come home from my first day back to work to find a fun package in the mail! My partner made a really cute apron with an adjustable neck strap. I had this very fabric in my cart at Joann this weekend and changed my mind at the last minute. Isaac wanted to take the picture of me in the apron. My partner also included some really fun cupcakey extras.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

97 cent patterns?!

Hancocks had 97 cent Butterick patterns today! I cannot pass those sales up. So, since my pattern box was lacking in apron patterns (HA!) I found 4 more to add to the mix, as well as 2 handbag patterns, and 1 reusable shopping bag patterns. Now which one will I try first?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Project!

Well, here's my latest project. I hit the 5 patterns for $5 sale at Hancocks and found the pattern for this handbag. It turned out pretty well! The inside is lined with a pocket! It wasn't until AFTER I had the fabric cut that I realized it probably wasn't the right fabric for me, so it looks like someone's getting this one for Christmas!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Swap madness!

I just returned from the post office where I mailed off 2 swap packages. One was for the Cupcake swap. I made a cupcake apron for my swap partner and a matching one for her daughter. I also made matching kerchiefs for each of them. I also included cupcake toppers and sprinkles, a red velvet cupcake recipe, cupcake brads, and a really cute plate. The second swap I mailed off today was the Cupcake Apron swap. For this one I made a 1/2 apron (my partner had a great explanation of the aprons she prefers). I also made a bookmark from the apron fabric. Also included was cupcake papers, cupcake toppers and matching sprinkles, cupcake brads, a cute little owl tin with m&m's inside, a little quick craft kit (cupcake tree ornament), and a recipe card with the red velvet cupcake recipe.

I sent and received a postcard with a "C" recipe already, and will be doing a "D" recipe postcard swap soon. I'm also wrapping up the Alice in Wonderland apron swap package. I love these swaps...feeling quite addicted:)