Saturday, March 24, 2012

Little dresses

Forget aprons!  Little girl clothes are so much more fun.  I've made quite a few lately to sell at a local consignment shop and on Etsy.  These are just a few.

 These next 3 I used a pattern from Create Kids Couture.  I just love their stuff and I have quite a few of their patterns now.  I've made a couple things for baby bug but so far most have been to sell.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Back to the aprons

The reason my father in law sent me the little poem about aprons is because I have been making a few! I even sold a couple.  Here is what I've done so far.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Got Buttons?

I may never buy buttons again!  This weekend my in-laws came to visit and brought me tons of buttons from hubby's grandmothers stash.  I haven't showed them to little dude yet but I'm sure he's going to have fun playing with them too!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The history of the apron

( Notice that a medium is a size 14-16)

This is something that my father in law emailed to me.  Just had to share!

The history of the Apron

 I don't think our kids 
know what an apron is.
 The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material.  But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing 
hot pans from the oven.
 It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.  

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. 

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.. 

And when the weather was cold Grandma wrapped it around her arms. 

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, 
bent over the hot wood stove.
Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. 

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. 
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. 

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner. 
 It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes. 
    Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.  Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill 
to thaw.
 They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. 
 I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love...