Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 18: A Little of Everything

I am calling todays posting "A Little of Everything" because my house was filled with creativity today.  My oldest daughter, Mallory, had a friend over today and when that happens I feel compelled to bring out the mod podge and construction paper.  To my girls glue guns and sewing machines are as much a part of the decor as a coffee table and couch.  So, they often roll their eyes when I start with the, "hey, does anyone want to craft?" But inevitably it is a novelty to their friends and they are eager to dig in and make something.
Mallory and her friend made cute cards!
I brought out the vintage jewelry in case anyone wanted to make a hair accessory.
They also made hair clips.  

While the girls were busy I wanted to try making an apron based on this one I picked up in a thrift store. I loved this apron not only because the lovely fabric, but the design is vintage and simple.  Two things I love!
I started by cutting my pieces using the old apron as a pattern.  It went pretty quick and within an hour I had finished it. It wasn't perfect but usually the prototype made without a pattern is more of a learning experience than a perfectly made garment.

Used my cool iphone app for this picture.

As if this weren't enough, I made some yummy pumpkin rolls with cream cheese frosting for the girls.  I'll skip the pictures of them, but they sure were tasty!


  1. I love those hair clips, they are so cute and totally something I'd wear. And the apron turned out beautifully!

  2. Thank you Sara. I love the clips too! I bought a bunch of vintage clip on earrings, feathers, sprigs of various flowers, and let the girls have at it. My oldest is a sophomore at an all girls high school and the girls are really into hair embellishments, whether it be a simple headband or an elaborate steampunk style adornment. It's fun to see what they come up with.
    I am loving the apron too! The colorful part on the front is not only decorative but it is also the pockets. I just cut it out as you see it and sewed it on the white fabric leaving openings where the hands go in , then stitched a straight line right down the center creating two roomy pockets. As I type this I am thinking that I should include such details on my blog in case someone wants to make one for themselves. I am new to blogging and am still learning!
    Anyhow, thanks for being a follower and leaving comments.