Thursday, January 11, 2007

Apron Photo Contest

This is the photo we sent in for The Apron Photo Contest. The wee chef on the right is wearing a paper apron (and hat) she received as party favors at a recent birthday party. The second wee chef in pink is wearing a smock my mom made for her. I love it because the ties are in the back(she needs my help to take it off) and it covers most of her body. This wee chef enjoys watching Rachel Ray at Grandma's house. She will often bake "fresh French loaves" for me! The next,um not so wee chef, is me. I am sporting my Edwardian apron. Let me count the ways I love thee, 1) I mastered homemade bias tape during this sewing project 2) It covers all of me! Really protecting my clothes 3) I instantly find myself speaking softer once I don it 4) I can wear my pj's under it and still answer the door! Next in the lineup is our faithful floor sweeper. Juliet (the dog) is enduring wearing one of the smocks my mom made. The dog handler and pancake chef wonder, is wearing a gardening apron my mom made me. I think the pancake chef likes to
wear it because it is her mom's and I almost cry everytime I see her in it. (She really has grown way too fast!) We really love aprons around here. They are super functional and super-de-dooper FUN!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


No, I am not quoting the lovely Judy. The "Oh,my!" quote is something I often use when very thrilled with something. And that something is, the realization that now that I have a blog . . .I can join in all the fun and games. One contest I am very excited about is Whiplash. I have learned so very much from this site and I think their contests will challenge me to continue thinking outside the box. The other one I am eagerly looking forward to won't be too outside the box for me but will be great fun. What am I going to do with all those aprons? And the last but in no way the least, Megamom has a game I am joining in. Why don't you join me? And if you hear of anymore crafty challenges send me a note.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Please, Don't Laugh!!!

Pretty,please??? I am sharing a drawing I did today and one done a couple days earlier. I love drawing. I always have. Art was my favorite subject in elementary school and I wanted to be just like Mrs. Dickinson. Well, drawing got pushed asisde and it has not been something I have thought about for a very long time. My oldest Sweetpea is quite passionate about drawing. She began with these hotdog shaped horses and after spending some time with this book she achieved the lovely horse you see pictured below. I have commented to her many times that I would like to be able to draw as well as she does. My plucky girl keeps encouraging me to just practice, practice,practice. So I dragged out a book I had purchased to use for home education and have been practicing. I am pleased especially with that little orange cutie on the right. What do you have a desire to learn?