Monday, October 29, 2012

Retro: Apron or Bonnet?

How about both! I got this apron on the left from Grandmother Johnson. Guess it is pretty old now but isn't it cute?  I made the red gingham apron on the right. She always had the cutest most useful items that were made by her and her family members. This apron pattern has big roomy pockets and buttons on the waistband when buttoned the apron becomes a bonnet.  read more...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Gathering Natural Items for Decor

I love all things natural.  Do you? There is such beauty that surrounds us. My mama has always loved the outdoors, gardening and just in general. I think that my sisters and I have inherited this from her.
Take a walk enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.
Create something pretty from your finds...
Cotton fields surround our Hibiscus House when in full bloom it is like snow...
The Morning Glories that trail along the plants are beautiful
The never ending blooms on the Knock-Out Roses
I reall like the fall colored leaves and dried flower pods on the Oak Leaf Hydrangea ...

Create something today...

For more cotton visit Hibiscus House Cotton
Cotton my all time favorite fabric to sew on....lasts almost indefinitely and don't you love the feel?
I love this song below....


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Retro Post: ~ My First Apron ~

This is the first apron or for that matter first item ever sewn by me. I found it while cleaning out the storage shed, and was so happy, thought I had thrown that one away years ago.

"Little Gingham Apron"
Made in Home Economics Class

Teacher:  Mrs Loutee Pardue

I can remember being in her class and thinking "Wow, she is so hard on me!"
I truly thought she hated me.
Years later when she visited quite often at our strawberry farm she told me why..
"She said, Dolly I realize that I was very hard on you and would you like to know why?"
I said, "Yes Ma'am please tell me."
She said, "I pushed you so hard because I saw so much potential there and I see that I was right.
"I am very proud of you."
Ok whew, 30 years later and it was wonderful to find that out anyway!

Teachers you may never know how your words and actions affect the school children, hope this lets you know.

I still have my very first sewing scissors from that class

I am in the middle with the bonnet and wearing my apron
We had a photo shoot for the school annual for

Future Homemakers of America
How retro is that? Love it!

Apron shown straightened out, made from 1 yard of fabric and simple.
Look at all of the pocket area...
I'm gonna make more now.

Apron shown here gathered on waistband/ties

 Now go and make you a pretty apron!

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