Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Time flies

Sometimes you come across a piece of fabric that's loudly telling you what it needs to become. Ah, you peeps know what I mean. My original intention for it when I saw the photo online (japanese fabric from reprodepot) was a fun skirt for the kiddo, but it arrived with the whopping huge tulips and I had to reconsider.


A bit of ricrac and some red filler fabric later.....and out of the machine came this too cute apron. That's just my opinion, but I'm biased.....and lucky that a lot of my creations nowadays come out the way I initially intended for them. This wasn't always the case.


Anyhow, this apron isn't for me (and here comes the fun part)........its for one of you lucky peeps! Yes, you, you domestic goddess, you!


Because today is my bloggiversary, dontcha know?! Just looking through my archives and it appears the blog has evolved from an art blog to a craft blog today, since I seem to be doing more sewing than painting. But I'll try fix that because the light is so much better now. Time does fly when you're having fun....and I couldn't let this milestone pass me by without sharing something with you.

So, drop me a comment below, if you wanna wear this "pretty" in your kitchen and I'll get the geezer to draw one lucky name out of a bowl Sunday night 28th October. Cheerio!

51 comments:

fiona said...

pick me pick me!!!i would so wear this as a skirt!! arnt you a clever cookie!!!

Belinda said...

It looks great Jade, good to see you'll stil stash busting. Happy blogiversary!! I'm so glad we found each other and become real-life friends. It's invaluable to chat with someone else that gets it! No need to pop me in the draw, you know me I'm not much of a domestic goddess.

Valerie said...

I love the scalloped hem with the ric-rac the best! Too too too cute! It would look sooooooo cute on me in my cute kitchen, too, haha, or hint-hint, I should say. Seriously, thanks for having a fun drawing!

Concha said...

I love the apron! Very feminine and festive :)

Andrea said...

Wow so many blogs. So little time. That apron is so cute.

Kuky said...

Happy bloggiversary!

Jhoanna said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Lurve that apron! Gorgeous, gorgeous fabric and the red accents are just perfect. The thing is I would be really hesitant actually using it as an apron - who would want to get dirt all over that fabric???

Lurve that apron! Gorgeous, gorgeous fabric and the red accents are just perfect. The thing is I would be really hesitant actually using it as an apron - who would want to get dirt all over that fabric???

By the way I have tagged you with a meme about why you craft/create if you are interested in joining in :-)

Details here: Why do you craft?

Artsy Momma said...

Oh my gosh the visions of all of the glorious cookie making I could do while wearing that beautiful apron!

pinkchook said...

Great apron,Oh so cute so mrs cleaverish. just love it and happy blogiversary.

sugarshop (Dena) said...

Perfect use of the fabric!!!!

Cathy said...

just gorgeous Jade. Hope I win it. I love aprons.

I do understand about the fabric screaming out be made into something. Except, I can't always hear mine and that is why I have such a big stash.

Emskyrooney said...

Oh that is such a cute apron!!!!! Congratulations on your blogivesary!!!

li li said...

I'm in for some fun! ;) Happy 1st bloggiversary!!! ^o^

Joy said...

What a lovely apron, so fun!!! Happy Bloggiversary! I greatly enjoy your blog...thanks for sharing with the world!

Joanna said...

It's too true that sometimes the fabric picks the project! And what a lovely thing it became, too. I would wear it proudly!

SadieandLance said...

Yay Happy Bloggy Birthday!

That apron is gorgeous and would lovely tied around my waste don't ya think?

Glimpser said...

how nice! that would look great on me as i cook for the family in my red and yellow kitchen! if i get picked, i will follow the tradition and give something away on my blogiversary as well. if i don't get picked, i will do it anyway. :)

Circe said...

That apron is just wonderful. I love the scallops and ricrac. What's more, it'll go perfectly in my house/kitchen as we're decorating in a white/red theme!
So ... please pick me. (please? pretty please? With icing and cherries on top?)
lol :)

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Jade! It's Adorable! I love everything about it -- the red, the tulips, the scallop, THE RIC RAC -- What a great job!!!

crafty things said...

happy blogiversary! Cute fabric.

amy said...

Very cute apron yes! And happy blogiversary. Just found your blog last week so I will look forward to more crafty fun from you! I have craft a.d.d. and can't stick to one thing all the time either. :)

maybahay said...

happy blog birthday!
hugs, desie

Marina said...

Happy anniversary. Both your art and sewing are lovely. As beautiful as it is, no need to put me in the draw as I'm a prolific apron-maker with an already too big collection...!

Corrie said...

oh wow that is just the most adorable apron ....ever! well done!

happy blogiversary and I'd love to win but I'm sure people would think its rigged!!!!!!!!

oh my gosh I love it!!!!!!!!!

de vliegende koe said...

Congratulations Jade!! The apron looks gorgeous! The apron with the tulips will feel very much at home in Holland!

leslie said...

the apron is lovely.
no picking me.
i already won that cute pouch.
thank you!

Louise said...

Oh Jade that is adorable!! I just love scalloped edges and that fabric is just such perfect for an apron. Well done!!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Happy Blogiversary.
Love your apron and I'm so pleased your blog has turned into a sewing blog.
I'll have to have a look at where you get those lovely fabrics from.

Joanna Butchart said...

Hi new to your blog. I just got some japanese fabric from reprotdepot as well and i cannot use it for what i intended. I do not think that it will end up as funky as that apron though. happy anniversary

claudine said...

Oh that apron is gorgeous, Jade! And happy blogiversary! Your blog is always a great source of inspiration, thanks for sharing your art and sewing with us! I'm glad that I got to know you in person, you talented crafter you! :)

clara said...

please leave me out of the draw bcos I just want to say Happy Blogiversary! and the apron is one of the prettiest I've seen.

Katherine said...

Happy blogiversary!!!
Oh, this apron is soooo pretty, Jade! I love the fabrics for all their cheery brightness, the charm of the rickrac, but I think the hemline really sets this beauty apart.

kristin said...

well congratulations to you on a year of blogging!! i'll have to peek back in your archives and see what kind of painting you were doing BEFORE you bacame such a crafty maven. also, great work on the apron!!

sue said...

Oh the apron is gorgeous but I dont think it would fit me. I love the fabric too, and the scalloped edge makes it look so beautiful. Congratulations and I love reading about all your crafty endeavours.

SQUID37 said...

Wow! How can you part with it?! It's absolutely lovely!!! Thanks for the drawing!

Sarah said...

I followed your link on Flickr. You have great taste in fabric!

Sonnja said...

Happy blogiversary! Cute fabric.
Lond regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands

Di said...

The apron is so cute!! I love the fabric. Congratulations on your blogaversary!! Keep on keeping us amused and amazed with your creations!

monica said...

ME ME MEEEEE!!!

ok, I'll calm down. Happy blogiversary Jade and here's to many many more!!

Adrienne said...

My 3 year old daughter is stunned that I don't have any pretty dresses or skirts in my wardrobe. If I have a pretty apron to cook in I am sure that would just fine.

Jenny said...

Happy blogaversary-love the apron it is so cheerful!

Donna said...

I think your gonna need a BIG bowl Jade.....love ya work!

Jelly Wares said...

Oohhh... I love that tulip fabric!!! Happy blogaversary!!! I would so love to wear that in my home, hell I'd even wear it to the shops I think just to show it off.

Jodie

Hayley said...

Such a pretty apron - you really are very clever!

TX Poppet said...

How adorable is that! Found your blog via NaBlaPoMo. Glad I did.

Amy said...

Oh how pretty! I just found your blog so you might be seeing a bit more of me!

Geek+Nerd said...

Happy blogiversary - the apron is SO cute! I want it to come live with me, hahaha :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful apron. Love the scalloped edge. Your projects are a pleasure to browse.

Belinda said...

That is sooo cute. Happy Bloggiversary

suby said...

Count me in too! I'm pretty new to this, but have well and truly taken the plunge into the obessesive world of crafty goodness! well done on the blog, the apron is gorgeous, all very inspiring!

Sarah and Jack said...

This is such a cute apron, and I am sorry I missed the drawing!