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Monday, October 19, 2009

When Life Gives You Scraps..............

Not sure whether you will think I've lost it or not!  I'll chance it! 

The flowered material was an old dress of days gone by. The yellow fabric was scraps of an old pillow case. 

Put the two together with just a few straight seams with the cute little.............

And WAALAA. I had an apron!

I was sort of proud of my first attempt. Hopefully, when I hook it up to the great sites below, they won't suggest I not come back! Keep your fingers crossed for me. I was sort of thinking about my second giveaway. I have lots of scraps and other patterns. Hmmmm....


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  1. Wow! What a beautiful apron. Did you say that was your first attempt at sewing something? We have that very thing in common. Last week I posted about some quilt squares I made with using a sewing machine for the first time! It was scary, but I did it. You just commented on that post today.

    Thanks for stopping by! Blessings to you. Carol

  2. The apron turned out adorable! Love that you were able to recycle fabric, you clever girl you! Happy Monday.

  3. Gosh! I haven't made or worn an apron in years! Pretty, and a clever use of recycled fabric!

  4. Really pretty little apron. I can remember my grandma always wearing aprons. Maybe I'll start wearing them!! Always liked them

  5. Hi Diana,
    Wow! you did a great job! What a great idea of using scrap material! Set me straight, was this your first attempt at sewing or at making an apron? Either way Great job.
    I am trying to get back to sewing, and had purchased a sewing machine like the one you have shown, but it kept jamming up so I ended up taking it back, and am now looking for another. Do you like your machine?
    Thank you for sharing.

  6. Clever and classy! I so appreciate the imaginative eye. Besides, I love aprons. They make me think of my mother, and the many family dinners made all the more luscious by her love.


  7. The apron is pretty awesome, especially considering how spur-of-the-moment it is!

    And I posted a dessert on your McLinky thing; hope you'll try them. They're the BEST!

    Oh, and thanks for stopping by. I look forward to getting to know you better!
    (now let's see if this comment sticks!)

  8. Diana, what a snazzy apron! I think it's darling, and I love that you made it from and old dress and scraps. That's the best kind!

    Happy Met Monday...


    Sheila :-)

  9. That was a very pretty apron! I wish I could sew, but alas, I can not. I can honestly say that the only class I ever failed in school was Home Economics- and that was because I sewed my finger to my boxer shorts with a sewing machine. Ouch. I refused to go near the machines after that. I think my teacher was relieved! Happy Monday to you! And thank you for visiting my blog, I LOVE making new friends:)

  10. That turned out really cute! Good job. : ) Btw.. I had that same dress. I wore it for years until the shoulder pad 'thing' went out of style. I miss that fabric a lot. Loved it! Now you're giving me ideas. : )

  11. I LOVE your apron. The colors are perfect. And if that was your first attempt at sewing, well, you did marvelous!

    I have been wanting to dig my sewing machine out of the closet (it is buried under boxes) so that I can get back to sewing - I learned in childhood and I have always loved to sew for my home!

  12. You did better than I would have. I don't have the patience to sew.

  13. Wow, that is really great!!! How awesome to have the talent of sewing!!!

    And you did inspire me to share a dessert post!

  14. How cleaver, cute, pretty...not sure there is enough adjectives to describe it...very creative Diana!

  15. Cute, cute, cute!!! And thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

  16. Great way to use scraps and it turned out really sweet! I love aprons. Everyone should have one!

  17. I love your apron! This is a sign, I tell you. I need to make some aprons also. I was just at my Grandma's visiting (she recently turned 96!) and she had two darling aprons someone had just made for her. Recycled blue jeans and cotton prints. Adorable. I just love yours ~ keep on sewing.. great job! -Tammy p.s. I didn't know you had a donkey? Would love to see a post on her sometime! They're cute at any age! :)

  18. Diana...I love aprons...your really turned out cute...my grandmother use to make us aprons for Christmas...unfortuantely.....some of mine were stolen..I have a few left....

  19. You are very talented.
    Blessings, andrea

  20. Cute, cute apron! The recipe looks yummy too.
    Thanks for stoppin by and leaving me a sweet comment. I haven't been able to blog in a while and I truly miss it! Hope things slow down a little soon so I can get back at it!
    Hugs from NE Texas.

  21. I can't believe you have never sewn before--I made an apron in home ec (back in the prehistoric days when schools still had home ec :) This looks fabulous and I love the vintage fabric!

  22. well I am a new follower of yours so you better come back, what a cute apron, it's all about seeing something in a different way then everybody else and be willing to put yourself out there to change it...come for a visit

  23. Way to be resourceful! Beautiful apron too. I don't sew so I admire this. :)

  24. Great idea, I never thought of re-purposing a dress !

  25. it's fantastic...
    i love giving new life to things too.
    great blog you have~

  26. Hi there Diana! I love the blue material and it made a wonderful apron. You'll have to come back and visit me.

    Hubby just told me we won't have any internet tomorrow but should be back on Thursday. I will try to get back and take a long look at your blog.

    I must grab your button!


  27. Diana, I think I'm your 100th follower!!! When I saw your over at my blog - Always Nesting - I thought how sweet of you to compliment my valance. Right or wrong for the window, it's up for now :)

    When I was reading your blog I thought that you are a Texas version of me! We have a lot in common. Hubby and I actually met and married in Texas and Mom still lives there.

    That casserole I saw on your cooking blog is almost identical to the one that I make frequently. My kids actually bring home company to try it and I've met kids that have never, ever had a casserole. I'm amazed!

    Feels like its time to bring out the iced tea and chat, I've been so visity. Anyway, it's nice to meet you!

  28. Hi Diana,
    Your apron is precious ... this is my kind of sewing! I love creating something from something I already have. :o)
    Thank you so much for dropping by and joining my blog. I did the same with yours and looking forward to getting to know you better. We have so much in common! :o)
    Have a nice evening.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
    Ps. Will look for a favorite recipe!

  29. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my page. Sorry it has taken so long to come to yours - busyness forces me to neglect my blog sometimes.

    I love the apron - I make them too, only mine are the full coverage ones. I love to sew when I have time. Not very good at it though.

    Nice to 'meet' you. Have a great day ~