February 28, 2008
February 25, 2008
I am excited to mail this to my partner, but I hate to see it go too. I enjoyed making it so much. Oh well, on to the next one. I will let you know if I hear from my partner and what she thinks!!
February 24, 2008
I then cut them in half again at the fold side (at the top of the loop) so I got two strips of ribbon from one big one. For example: out of the two pictured above I now had 4 strips.
I folded each side of the ribbon down a few times and ran across it with the sewing machine so the ribbon doesn't fray. I then laid the ribbon out flat and started attaching the tulle strips.
I laid the loop at the top and strips at the bottom. I then grabbed the strips and pulled them through the loop over the ribbon - like this:
Thanks Sarah for the idea and instructions. If I get a picture of Kalyn in it I will have to forward it to you so you can see her all cute!! Good Luck making your own!
I just have to put the waistband on, finish the straps and put buttons on the pockets. I love this apron so much and have worked hard on it. I hate to see it go but hopefully my apron swap partner will love it!
Pattern cut out
Pockets cut and sewn
Today I finished the straps, attach pockets and waistband to apron, and finishing touches with rick rack. I can't wait to see it when it is finished. I will try to post the progress by tonight. Wish me luck!!!
February 23, 2008
It is a different swap in the fact that there is no theme. You will get a partner and some have described some things they like or you can be creative. Check it out and sign up before March 2nd, so hurry and join now. Here is what the requirements are so you know what you are signing up for:
Total items required to receive a Swap-Bot 5 rating for the swap:
* Handmade adorable adult-sized apron (by you or you could buy one on Etsy I suppose)* A kitchen/cooking accessory of some sort - could be a fun gadget, a small cookbook, or new condiment. Must be valued at least $5.
* Two of your favorite recipes, preferably something fun, flirty and cute! =) (Feel free to make up a fun name for a more-ordinary recipe)
Want hearts on Swap-Bot? Make an effort for adorable packing, naming, creative embellishments, etc. Most of all , HAVE FUN!Click here to join at Swap-Bot.
Not a Swap-Bot member? E-mail me at shawneeh at yahoo dot com with your full name, mailing address and blog URL (if you have one).
As incentive to join as well, she is hosting a free give away on her site. Get the info on the Flirty Apron Swap site about the give away from Maple Lane Apron Company. Sign up and join the fun!!!!