Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hey Cupcake!

I was invited to a wedding and wanted to make something for the bride.  It was a 'theme' gift - cupcake pan, cute liners and this apron.  The cupcake towel was purchased at Home Goods - (the girly ruffles added later)

(by the way, the neck ribbon is 'adjustable'.  I just made small buttonholes in the apron and inserted ribbon and knotted ends.  That way she can unknot them and re-tie if necessary)

I just cut 2 1/2" strips with my pinking shears, then placed some heavy duty thread like carpet thread, or thread for hand quilting right down the middle of the strips, then zig zagged over it. 
I secured one end by stitching over it a few times with a tiny straight stitch and was able to then pull up the heavy thread to fit the size of the apron.  Then I just stitched it onto the apron using a regular straight stitch.  It's a little 'casual' looking and to be honest, it will probably fray after washing, but I'm hoping that will just add to the charm.
This was so fun that I made a pillow for granddaughter's new room using the ruffle technique!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Happy 80! to Aunt Dixie!
My sweet Aunt Dixie just turned the big 8-0. 
We went to a big birthday bash and I gave her this bag.

I hope I look this good when I turn 80!

Why do we have to 'improve'?

Where is my playlist?  I can't hear anything -just because someone thought they needed to 'upgrade' the site!

And now that I'm on the subject - what's with the 'new and improved' blogger???  Maybe I just need to post more often and I could get used to this.  But it sure stinks being electronically challenged!!