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Every year at my girl’s school they have a wonderful fund raiser called The Dessert Extravaganza.  Each family is asked to make a dessert.  One dessert that is cut up for every guest to taste and one to be sold for $20.  There is also class baskets to be auctioned, a silent auction, live auction, and a raffle.  It is a great time,and  the school raises a ton of money.

This year I was sick and not able to go.  But I did make a momma and daughter apron set for the silent auction.  I just found out that it was sold for $50. vintage dessert cookbook included. Very cool!

And… the really great news…. my cookies that I made won 2nd place!!  I called them “katie jean’s chocolate cookie bar biscotti”.  It’s a modified recipe from a Southern Living cookbook.  I’ve made these before for a Christmas cookie exchange when I had to make 6 dozen of them!  The recipe will soon follow :)



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finishing up

I had fun yesterday finishing this little girls apron.  It is made from a little white curtain that I found thrifting.  The rows of white ruffles were already there.  It is big enough to make two aprons from.  Lucky me!

Since the ruffle edges were unfinished, I left some of the other pieces raw too.  I like this look a lot, especially the flower.  I guess this is the shabby chic look!

The fabric is just the opposite of shabby.  It is by the wonderful Heather Bailey.  I love each little piece of fabric in her collection.  So fresh and so vintage.  I really like how the flowers seem to be outlined in another color.  It makes them pop out even more!

Yesterday I also had about an hour to myself, so I swung  by my local thrift.  I found an adorable doll bed!  It is still in my car… I’m afraid to bring it in the house and hear what my hub will say. “Another doll bed!  We have no storage room left!”  I just couldn’t walk away from it.  Soo… at my next show in April, I will have a doll bed all outfitted with a matress, quilt, pillow, and a row of paper dolls!  I really like making these and I hope to be better about getting them made up, because they come out so cute!  Can you tell I’m proud of my work :)


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I think I need to show you my two little projects that I made for the new book.  They are both two items that I am still making today.  They are so fun and easy. 

This is the child’s apron.  Featuring my favorite model.  I was with my mom when I bought this fabric.  I actually wasn’t going to buy any more tea towels.  But she twisted my arm.

I really like to make the aprons.  It lets the wonderful fabric be the focus.

This is the eye glass case.  I thought it would be a cute gift to make someone to commemorate a special year, anniversary, or birthday.  The calendar portion of the tea towel is what makes up the lining inside the case.  I usually make these up using vintage tablecloth remnants.  Whatever fabric you choose, have fun with it!


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making aprons

I have had aprons on my mind.  I sewed up three new aprons over the weekend for a new shop opening up in Sacramento.  All using vintage fabrics.  Which I am very proud of using.

And vintage buttons too!  I love my vintage fabric stash and it is difficult for me to use sometimes because  well, I love it.  But I did it!

Then I received an email a few days ago from a woman who had previously purchased an apron from me.  She wanted a similar one for her other granddaughter.  So I finished that one today.

This is the apron that I made last year.

And here is the apron that I finished making today.  They are a little different from each other.  But I can’t believe how similar they are, and I didn’t even look up the older apron before I started the new one.    I just remembered the polka dots and the pom-pom’s.

So I think the two little girls who will be wearing these aprons while decorating cookies will be happy to look like twins.  And I am happy to add to their Christmas cheer in my own little way.


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I will be busy today posting aprons in my store.  I just listed this one today.

And it has the cutest little attached pocket trimmed in ric rac.  It is the perfect size for your recipe card.

Here is another half apron that I had listed.  It sold in just one day!

Thanks for looking! And remember FREE SHIPPING!


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naughty or nice?

Nice of course!!  Are you still shopping, still crossing names off your list?  Me too!  I have been really good (I think) about shopping handmade this year, and making things myself for others.

If you are still looking for a little something for someone little, here are a few aprons for you to choose from.  They are $16. each.

This is a half apron made using a vintage tablecloth and trimmed with pink ric rac.  It has pockets and I also made a matching hot pad, intended for place use only.

A little Christmas apron.  I love using the pom pom’s!  They just make everything look festive and fun!

I know this isn’t the best picture.  We just got a new camera for my husband’s trip to Grand Canyon, and I am still playing with it.  But this has been my most popular apron.  Everyone loves the scotty dog!  It even has a scotty dog button on the velcro closure and is lined with the same black polka dot as is on the ruffle.

I know this is a funny angle.  But I thought you could see the aprons colors better in this photo.

Each apron that I make is one of a kind and so much fun to create!  Beginning in January I will be making grown up size aprons, and will be hosting a new apron sewing class.  So, if you are interested in a sewing class, or would like to buy one of my three aprons that I have left, just email me: trottgirl@sbcglobal.net  UPDATE:  Scotty dog apron has been sold.

Merry Christmas and thanks for looking!

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holy cow!

building blocks apron
Oh my goodness! Just look what my Momma made for Glitter and Grunge!

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