Just a reminder, the giveaway for this apron ends Friday 11/28. Enter to win by commenting with “I want that apron.” Good luck!
I have a new baby, sewing machine that is, not human.
This weekend I purchased a Pfaff 138-6 industrial tailoring machine, and the seller gave me six boxes of misc. sewing supplies for purchasing the machine. The machine and misc. sewing supplies belonged to his mother. I spent all weekend reorganizing my sewing room to fit another machine, reorganzing my supplies to fit in all the new supplies, and organizing my fabric. I’m not finished yet.
I should have taken a picture of my sewing room after I purchased the machine and before I put most of my new things away, it truly was dismal. Ask Kid, she saw it. (Kid is my youngest sister).
I now have two shelves of material, instead of one. Also, have more thread, zippers, bias tape, trim, elastic and seam tape than I could ever use. I also have a variety of usable remnants, and some absolutely ugly material. I need to research thread though, because I thought I read something about thread breaking down after a while. This is how old the thread is, it’s on wooden spools and sold for 10 cents!
Don’t forget about my apron giveaway. I would love to see 50 people enter (since I had that many hits on the post).
Right now I am working on finishing the trim on one of my Puri-Tea gowns, which brings up another good story. I went to Jo-Ann’s on Saturday to look for some more lace to finish the collar. I reversed the lace to point down, instead of up, which took more lace. I was about 6″ short on either side. Jo-Ann’s was out of the lace. I consoled myself by buying 10 yards of bridal satin, 8 yards of daisy printed lace, and several yards of denim all for $2/yard.
Later, when I was cleaning out the sewing room, guess what I found? Two 6″ pieces of lace just long enough to finish the collar. Praise God!
Total, this month, I’ve purchased about 50 yards of material. I purchased 10 yards of white brocade (that Kid says looks like vinyl flooring) and 14 yards of red fashion fabric earlier this month, as well as some fabric for a Christmas gift to someone who reads this blog.
This week, my goal is to finish the alterations to the blue Puri-Tea gown, make and finish the tunic for my customer, and sew two Christmas gifts. If I’m especially ambitious, I’ll also make some more items for sale on Etsy. (I’m waiting to list my items until I have 10; I have 2 right now). I need to update my website, create brochures, and purchase new business cards too. Wish me luck.
I am giving away this apron. To enter, you must simply comment and say I want that apron. Enter by November 28, 2008, to win.
One entry per person, but I will enter your name multiple times for referrals as long as those you refer mention you or your blog name by name in their entry.
Please see post from November 8, 2008, for details.
Update: November 13, 2008, I’m still looking for entries, but I’ve made it a whole lot easier, visit today’s entry to enter.
I am looking for a gingerbread recipe. If you have a tried and true gingerbread recipe, please enter to win this beautiful tea apron. It is constructed from navy blue broadcloth and red rickrack, it is 15″ long and has one pocket.
To enter, please email me your recipe or comment below with your recipe.
Contest is open from November 8th – November 18th. At that time I will select the winner by drawing their name from a hat.
The Winner is Pam. Pam, please email me to claim your prize.
Election blog giveaway.
In honor of the election today, I am giving away the navy/red apron featured here.
In order to enter to win the apron, please comment with the answer the following question: What handmade gifts will you (or would you) purchase this holiday season?
Please one answer per person. I will place all names in my top hat and draw a winner. All entries must be received before the results from the election are in this evening. The winner will be announced tomorrow morning.
Gentlemen readers, I’m sure you know of some nice young lady who would be interested in the apron if you are not.
Increase your chances of winning the apron through referrals. If you refer someone here to enter the drawing, and they mention your referral in their comment, I will enter your name again for every referral.
This apron is made from Navy broadcloth (65% cotton 35% polyester) with red bias tape trim. Length is approx. 25.” Will comfortably fit a variety of sizes.
Look for another apron giveaway this weekend.