Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Teal Apron

I made this apron last week on the only day I didn't have to go shoot pictures. I haven't done any sewing since our basement flooded and my whole work station was disrupted. Thankfully nothing was ruined, but none of my stuff is where it's supposed to be. I was going to wait until I had it all fixed back up, but I just couldn't. My aunt bought me the pattern for this one. It's called the "church ladies apron". It's reversible. Cute right?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Apron Home

I've been wanting a cool place to hang my aprons in the kitchen. I've had this idea in my head for a long time but couldn't find the particular piece of wood I wanted. Wouldn't you know that while driving to Oakesdale with my sister on a treasure hunt we happened upon some treasure! There is a big old wooden grain storage tower that is being torn down and I found the perfect piece of wood for my project. Actually I was dying because I didn't have a trailer with me or I would have loaded up and used the reclaimed wood for my dining room and family room floor. I've got my sister's people trying to find out who it belongs to so I can get permission to get/buy some of that wood!

Anyway. . .one found piece of cool wood + seven hooks and knobs from Craft Warehouse = one very cool place for my aprons to live.

Cherry/Apple Tree branch lattice

I'm not "green" because it's the cool thing to do right now. What I do that is classified as "green" is because it's practical and that's the kind of girl I am. Practical. Why should I pay for something when I can make it out of something I would otherwise be throwing away? I put good use to my tree trimmings this year and made these two lattices. I'm hoping to grow grape vines up them and cover that ugly metal sheeting that's covering the garage window. I'm also going to try to make a "waddle fence". You can see the beginnings of it there along the border of the flower bed area. I'm at least pleased with the lattice.

We'll see how the fence turns out. . . . .