Friday, May 1, 2009

Just a few things I've been working on

Happy May Day everyone! Today was beautiful and sunny...most of the day, and then the rain began again. Ah well, the flowers are blooming and that's all that matters:>) I have had such a hard time getting back into the swing of posting regularly again. I think I can be forgiven though, because I have been back at the sewing machine making these.....
Clothespin aprons! It's time to hang out the wash again and with the increased interest in saving money (running the dryer can be expensive!) and in being green (air drying, can you get any more green?) these little beauties make hanging out the wash easier and prettier.
I love this blue one with the handmade vintage embroidered panel. So sweet, and designed with gusseted pockets to hold lots of clothespins.
And another little black and white number for the kitchen. You can find these in my etsy shop right now! I have been so busy, going to sales and sewing. Lots to show, and more sales tomorrow! I'll do a post on all the goodies I've found tomorrow. I hope you all have a beautiful beginning of May. Isn't it just the best month of all?


  1. I used to sew like that .
    Those are all beautiful .Wish the young women would start wearing aprons again. I think it makes them special.And those clothe pin bags are just niffty... I can smell the clean clothe from here in Virginia.hope you sell all of them.
    Elsie <><

  2. Miss Kathy,

    Those are just so adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us :)

    Have a great weekend!


  3. May is the best! April can still be a little harsh but May...just perfect. Not too hot and everything in bloom. Your aprons are beautiful.


  4. Hi the mother used to have aprons that had the big pockets for storing this economy alot of things from our parents time is going to be coming back...Heck we were gone from home for 2 weeks and when my electric bill came it was $20. higher then the previous month....I still can't understand that one...

  5. YOU are SEW talented!!!!! (pun intended :0)

    Kathy, your aprons are always just as precious as YOU. LOVE how you used the vintage embroidery with the coordinating fabrics. Just wayyy too clever!!

    Love ya and hope you will have a wonderful weekend.


  6. Happy May Day, Kathy! Your aprons are beautiful, you certainly are a busy girl!

  7. Mom WOW! Those aprons are AMAZING, and is that banana bread in the picture? I can't WAIT to see you on mother's day! tomorrow is saturday, so maybe I'll call and talk to you, I miss you!!! I love all the fabrics you used on these aprons, they're so pretty and elegant. I ADORE YOU!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    ~~~TONS of love, V

  8. Great aprons. I so prefer line dried clothing/linen to those that have been in the clothes dryer

  9. Oh, my, Kathy Grace, You have been a busy girl. These aprons are just delightful ! I don't even have a clothes line, but Bill says he will put one up if I really want one. Maybe one of those that roll out and then roll back into that little ball thingy. Think I'll look for one on Ebay....THEN, I can get one of your clothespin aprons. :O)
    Hope things are good in your world...
    xo bj

  10. They are so perfect. I just love how the sweet little aprons dress up our jeans. :)

  11. Those are so pretty! You always add the best and most unique little touches to your aprons!


  12. I SO love them Kathy! Black toile with a battenburg pocket...genius :) and the gusset pockets (thats a new word for me!) that one is beautiful.

  13. Your new creations are simply gorgeous! You sound like you are having lots and lots of fun!

  14. Hi Kathy!

    Goodness girl, those are adorable aprons!! What great designs and wonderful colors/fabrics and details - wow! You're a genius!! I really miss hanging out clothes to dry...and running and playing around the fluttering clothes and sheets on the line...good memories!

    Thanks also for the yard sale map information - that is an awesome tool!

    It's always a pleasure to stop by here for a visit!!

    Hugs & Blessings,
    Becky S. at Just Bee 'n Me

  15. Your aprons are darling! That home-made bread looks good, too! :)

  16. Kathy, what happy memories these aprons are bringing me...I remember my mother wearing aprons like this on wash day...and you're so right -- with saving money, hanging the clothes on the line is the way to go...I haven't done that for years but I think it's high time to head back to "the way we were"...there was nothing wrong with it then...and the clothes just have that fantastic outdoors scent!!


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