Monday, November 24, 2008

Apron swap

True to my nature, my swap package is going into the mail, today, the last day. I'm waiting for my husband to get home so that I can run to the post office. I'd have gone earlier, but I'm afraid that after a trip to the breastfeeding support group and then to Walmart (I know, I know, but it's the closest store to me and there's that whole I'm pissed at Target thing too) Nora was done. Finished. So, home we came. Of course, we still had to eat, so after eating I told her she could lay in my bed or her crib (I'm trying to get her used to a big girl bed because she's going to need to transition to one soon enough) or in her crib. After several false starts on going to sleep I finally put her in her crib, where she's sleeping now. So, now I wait for my husband. He's not bowling tonight in order to finish up some work so I'm sure he'll be thrilled to know that I need to take 10 minutes to go to the post office!

I read on another blog that you're supposed to package your swap package nice AND you're supposed to include a little note. So, I made this up, the apron, as well as cute little bell earings are inside:

It's a placemat! I just sewed two straight lines, added a magnetic snap and then made that little ribbon thing to cover the snap. I think it's adorable - it's a cute little clutch that I'd use for a holiday party. :)

Please excuse the Tiffany's vase it's propped up on it - which makes the purse look a little wonky - it's really not. And, yes, I did name drop, thank you very much. :p The vase is huge and very heavy. I love it.


casacaudill said...

I really like the paisley print and think the owl print will make a cute outfit for the wee one.

Are you going to show us more of your projects?

Jennylou's Projects said...

I've been sick yesterday and today, so I've only been cutting things. Unfortunately, the weekends are my biggest opportunity to sew and I've been sick and haven't gotten to do much. I'm trying. :)

Kathleen said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful apron. I absolutely love it. As soon as I get a picture of me in the apron I will post it on my blog. You did a terrific job on the apron.

Jennylou's Projects said...

Kathleen - I'm so glad that you liked it! The fabric was challenging - but a good sort of challenging. The apron you made looked fantastic as well!