gabrielsgoodtidingsmens-dress-shirt-repurposed-to-apron . I thought I would add some pockets and trim for my version. A few months ago I had made an apron out of an old pair of jeans, and thought maybe I could use some of the left over fabric from the shirt to make one of these. Well that still left the whole back of the shirt, so I thought what the heck, let's go for a third apron out of the front of the jeans and the remaining shirt.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Here is the 1st apron of three made from a shirt and a pair of jeans. This one only uses the shirt front and collar. Sorry that the instructions are so detailed (I worked in a document control department in a different life). It seems like a lot of steps, but it really is pretty simple.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A few days ago I wrote about picking raspberries, well here is the first batch of jelly. I hope to sell some in the Paris Flea Market booth at the Junk Salvation show August 4th. As I said in my last post, I'll be working it with my sister. I'm so excited! This is the first show I've ever been a part of. I'm finding out just how much work it takes to get ready for a show, even with the few things I'm putting in. First I have to get two or three batches of jelly done, three more aprons made (upcoming blog), research prices for my Franciscan apple ware that I hope to sell, make labels and tags for everything, and see if there is anything else that my nephew and sister want me to bring. Whew! How do people who do this regularly get it done? Well I have to go pick some more berries before it gets too hot, make some more jelly out of the juice I strained last night, and hopefully get something done around the house.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Welcome to my jungle of raspberries. A few days ago while I was working in the shop I thought I saw some red in my berry patch. Sure enough I went out and picked a handful of berries. I had my husband close his eyes and open his mouth, then popped in a few. Mmmm.. don't the first berries of the season taste the best? Well I knew that meant they would be on strong in a few days. I went out this morning with my camera and little plastic bucket to pick. The only problem with this scenario is that we had a torrential rain storm yesterday. Oh well, when the berries call they have to be picked. I came out sopping wet but got a half gallon of berries. This is just the start, I'll be picking for probably two or three weeks and making lots of jelly. Thank you God for the wonderful harvest!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
First let me tell you about this table. The garage sale I found it at was run by a guy who used to have an antique business, but now just wanted to reclaim his shop. What a great time I had that day! I fell in love with this table. I think mostly I love the lines of the base. I even liked the old weathered, almost burnt look of the base.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
This mirror is the first thing I ever sold, and probably one of the easiest things I ever revamped. I have one like it at home that I love, so I knew exactly what to do with it. It is an oval mirror with a fancy plastic gold frame. They are pretty common, I found mine in a pile of stuff marked free by the side of the road,