My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Newest Shabby Apron

This is one of my 5 top all time fabrics. It's a Cyrus Clark shabby roses fabric and I have very little of it left. And since they are out of business it is no longer available. Sighhhhhhhhh.........

So I made this little apron and put it on ebay to sell. If it doesn't I won't be unhappy because I love it so much. But I might also give it as a gift to some deserving person.

I love aprons and wear one when I cook. (Haven't I told you before how I feel about aprons?) Hmmmm....... But my favorite is an old butcher's apron that is sturdy canvas. I wear nice ones when someone comes over to visit. But I just love flowery roses ones.

Most of the pictures I have of my grandma and great grandma have them wearing aprons. Aprons were used to dry dishes, kids hands and faces, carrying potatoes in and green beans picked out of the field just to be snapped for the night's meal. Yes, I remember them. I make mine pretty but utilitarian and useful.

But I've even been known to put them on a peg in my kitchen to just stare at because they're so lovely - "eye candy" for me and my friends. Try one. I know you'll fall in love with them also.

My Daughter's Shower!!!!!

About a year ago I decided to add some "pretty pictures" to my bathroom. I couldn't find the shabby chic border I wanted so I improvised. I emailed and received permission from a well known artist, who paints fantastic roses, to copy her art onto some card stock and use as a "border" in my bathroom. I didn't want to buy frames and put up pictures - way to expensive these days - so I just used that "Fun Tack" and put them up there with no frames. It turned out really well until my daughter came to visit. ;-)

She and her hubby came for a couple of days. She was cold and decided to take a hot shower in the guest bathroom. Well, when I went in there afterwards the cards were either off the wall on the floor or countertop or the ink had run on the card distorting some beyond salvation! Well, I told daughter about it but it wasn't a big deal so I removed them.

Then I found a pink toile border that was very inexpensive and looked like it was a Waverly so I grabbed it up from the internet. (Hah.....Let's see her steam that off the wall!!) Jack and I put it up last week but I still had some of those pretty cards left over and I loved them so I stuck them back up with some more "Fun Tack" - easy to use and removes without a trace of it on the walls.

This is the end result for those who may want to do it also. It really is a cheap and pretty way to decorate the bathroom.

Oh, and ignore the shadows on the photos. I'm not taking the pictures over again!!!