May 11, 2010

Handmade and Homemade Just for You

As promised, today I'm going to show you some vintage goodness! And the other Papertrey girls have some handmade/homemade goodies to show you too. Oh happy day!! Lisa Johnson's new Just For You set is absolutely adorable. I want to marry this set and have it by side constantly. But that would be of silly so let's just get to the projects, right?

Let's pretend I made this present for you and we'll work backwards at unwrapping it and explaining all the details. Who doesn't love a present? Lisa's covered all the bases for about any kind of crafty project you can imagine. I was immediately drawn to the adorable little apron image. So my gift today is a hand crafted apron with matching card. Taaa-da. Okay, open your gift. Tap, tap, tap...don't be all shy. I've just wrapped it in some old sewing pattern tissue paper and a scrap of fabric, get to it already! :)
Okay, now that we've got it all unwrapped, here's a peek at the matching ensemble. Any ideas yet? Remember all those vintage goodies from yesterday's post?
Well, I've combined them all to make an adorable(I think I've said that like 3 times already today)vintage looking, recycled, hand crafted kitchen apron. Look a little closer...zoom in. The base of the apron is a vintage pillowcase! I know, get out!! I saw some of these while researching online and immediately knew I wanted to make some for friends and family.
Here's some mixy matchy goodness, using all vintage finds.....old embroidered napkins, ric rac, doilies, and fabrics....with a few new items like Papertrey's Vintage Buttons and a crocheted flower that my friend Sharon made for me. They're all stitched onto the pillow case along with extra long apron strings so that they'll wrap around the front and tie. Totally washable, totally soft and already worn.....heaven.
And for the card, it's just as cute. I used Papertrey patterned papers, Kraft cardstock and Lisa's Just For You stamp set.
The main circle image features cute stamps from Just For You. I paper pieced the apron, cutting out the tiniest of lines. I even added a little patchwork piece of paper and some blue rhinestones to bling up the apron. Some of my Wrinkle Ribbon, a scrap of the fabric from the apron fabrics and a tied Vintage Button finish off the card. Some of my carnival tickets from my Etsy shop were stamped with words from Just For You. Background images in pink (flower, heart and recycled image)were stamped on the carnival tickets too. I just love how this card turned out! What a perfect little gift ensemble.
However, after we started having some photo fun, I realized that this apron will have to stay in the family. My dad got the bright idea that we should all model my newly made apron. Here he is in all his skinny-ness...cooking up a storm.
Photo title: Men wear aprons too!
Camo goes with everything.

Then there's me in all my plumple-ness.
Photo title: It comes in my size, YES!

Next up is my mom. Isn't she cute in the apron? Makes me think back to the days when my mom spent hours in the kitchen, cooking for all of us kids.
Photo title: Granny don't cook no more.
Where are you taking me for Mother's Day dinner?

And then there's these two little red headed yahoos.
Photo title: Love. Love will keep us together.
That and Mom tied a knot in the apron 'til she got the photo taken.

And last but certainly not least, there is he-man Eric. He was not in favor of the apron photo shoot at all. But my dad and I hog tied him until we got it on him. I gave him a meat pounder to hold to make him look more manly.
Photo title: Get me the h*ll out of this thing already
and don't show this to anyone.

Hope you enjoyed my post today. What a fun Mother's Day for me! I can't wait to scrapbook the apron photos. What a hoot that was!!

Don't let the fun end here, check out the other Papertrey goodies made by the PTI designers:

Nichole Heady
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Betsy Veldman
Debbie Olson
Dawn McVey
Kim Hughes
Niki Estes
Melissa Phillips
Erin Lincoln
Maile Belles

58 comments:

Beverly said...

Like the apron and love the photos. Meat pounders are very manly and everybody was a good sport.

Melissa said...

sigh...just the cutest apron I have ever seen...and your post is adorable Mishie.
Melis

Sandy said...

Oh, this post made me laugh! I really enjoyed seeing your family with the "family apron." That apron would fit me, too! I see all these cute aprons on people, but don't think they come in my XXX size!

Lisa Johnson said...

Amazing aprons Mishie! I think this set loves you back! Thanks for creating something so beautiful with it!

see mary stamp said...

The apron is lovely and the photos are great! What a wonderful memory to have!

Lucille said...

Sah-Weet! Love all the pics but your daddy is such a cutie (don't tell momma) LOL that was so sweet of them to pose, love the post.
The apron is adorable, well EVERYTHING is!

Theresa Tyree said...

Total lol post, Mish! LOved every little piece of this post- especially your "manly" (tee hee) man in the apron. I have a red-headed Eric too!

Tracy J said...

Your hubby is a good sport! Now I need to run to my stash of old stuff and see what I can put together, cuz that apron in the bomb!

Cassandra said...

Thanks so much for the laugh - you have (mostly) a very obliging family!! The things you have made are wonderful, I'm starting to think that maybe I should delve into this vintage thing.

PJL said...

Too awesome, love it all - and too much fun! Thanks! Redheads Rock btw!!! From me and my family of redheads, Pamela~

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I come to your blog all the time and never comment but I HAD to comment today. I love your apron and I love love love the pictures! You are such a beautiful girl, I hope the plump comments are just a joke because are you ADORABLE! And I'm super happy that apron comes in MY size too. ;)

Linda L said...

Holy Cow Mish...what an adorable apron!...and those photos are an absolute crack up. Good on your DH for being such a good sport...even if he wasn't totally happy with it LOL. xL

Elaine said...

that is just too funny, mish!

Eveline said...

I'm reading this post over breakfast so my day started with a laugh, great pictures and the apron is adorable. And the card is beautiful.
Eveline.

Ann said...

Best post I've seen in a long time Mish! LOVE IT! I adore your apron and will be looking for bits and pieces to make my own for the rest of the week! Thanks so much for this inspiration!

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Mish, thanks providing me with a few laughs this morning. I so enjoyed reading your post with the pics of your dear family...hahaha Love your apron. Greetings from South Africa, Sharon

Alice Wertz said...

i love love love your super fun apron photos, Michelle!! just make me smile!! =) wonderful gift idea, too! love it!

Diane said...

A post that just has to make ya smile (and laugh a bit, too)....very pretty apron...fantastic project...looks like a fun day...and youa re right, will make a wonderful scapbook memory page!!!

Mariah said...

Funny post and love the apron, but the pictures are priceless!

Danisha said...

Love it!!!! Can't believe you got you hubby to model it! LOL!!! Tell him he rocked it!!

Love the apron, what a fabulous idea to make an apron out of a pillow case with all those lovelies!

Marcie S. said...

Personally, I love the 'camo goes with everything' picture. I'm pretty sure MY dad has the same hat...haha. What a crazy, wonderful family you have! :)

scrappin' happy said...

Love this post! Very funny and your creation is aww-inspiring! I love how it's packaged and your signature clothes pin! Love that little apron too! Can't wait to see what you do with the other vintage goodies. Hope the Mama kitty is doing well and her babies!

patriciad said...

GREAT post, Mish. Started my day off with a good ole chuckle. The apron and card idea is nothing less than genius!!

jan said...

Your photo shoot was great fun! Captions priceless! Great way to start the day! Thanks :)

melanie said...

omgosh, Michelle, I am all by myself laughing out loud reading your post today! I can sooooo relate! I love to sew and have been ignoring my beautiful machine (my sweet hub gifted me with) since moving 3 years ago...in favor of stamping...I think you may have given me the incentive to drag it out and at least set it up...I can sew and stamp!

anni said...

Adorable apron and Love the apron photo shoot!

Mandy Smith said...

You're a hoot girl. I'm cracking up right now.

BTW: That apron may be too pretty to use?

Chriss Blagrave said...

Fun, fun post Michelle, still laughing! Love the picture captions...love your apron, you clever gal. This is going to be such a great release!

milkshake007 said...

Love the apron you made! Wish I could go along with you on your shopping trips looking for vintage items. I'm so glad I found your wonderful, amazing blog....thanks for sharing!

Sarah O. said...

Adorable apron...HYSTERICAL pictures!!!

BonnieRose said...

oh so beautiful... and omg. that pic of the man is adorable.. tell him he shud wear those more often.. bwahahaha!

Vicki B. said...

Love your family posting - the apron is so cute and you could just add anything to it! I'll have to try this! I think the packaging you did was wonderful too!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a hoot seeing all those photo's with everyone in the apron! And what a gorgeous apron that is too! Love your ideas. I know what I'm looking for at the thrift store tomorrow. Cute little tag and would love to go through your 'scrap' pile of fabric. Love the material you tied the apron package in.

Teri said...

I just discovered your blog a couple of days ago, and I am in love! I love all of your work! And, that apron is gorgeous! So cute, and I will be checking every day to see your great ideas! :)

Teri

AMIT said...

I like your pics very much.

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Robin said...

You are hysterical!!! These pictures are priceless and your captions were terrific (especially for your husband). I am still laughing about the "don't show this to anyone"...lol! Only all of blogland. I enjoy your blog - grew up in SE KS on a farm and its great to hear your stories of rural life. And I swear there's nothing like KS wind - I really don't miss that. Loved your project and thanks for making me smile.

Stephanie said...

You always have brilliant ideas, that's why I love visiting your blog! The recycled pillow case apron though - get outta here! Fantastic idea and it was perfect with Lisa's new stamp set. Your family was so totally cool to participate and add some great humor!

MaGoooo said...

LOVED the pics Mishie! What troopers they all were!

The apron is adorable!!

Hugs
maria

Laura said...

Love the apron - just so sweet. Love all your projects and really enjoy the sewing ones!

Maile Belles said...

Ha, ha! I love the photos of your gorgeous apron on your whole family! Just too cute!

Holly Saveur said...

Hi Mish

What a fun post.
Love your apron and card and the photo's were so much fun loved it all!

Amy Rohl said...

LOL, Mish! Totally in love with your project...I think Lisa's set was made 'just for you', but the photo shoot of your family is the best! You will cherish those photos for years to come! You have a great family!

Krissy said...

such a fun post! Beautiful apron!

Rachel Schumacher said...

What a cute apron and card! That would make an awesome gift for someone. I just love vintage!! And I loved your photo shoot!! Too funny.

Nancy said...

What a fun post! Lovin' the family photo shoot. You have such a wonderful sense of style, Michelle, knowing exactly how to pull things together.

Margaret C said...

HA HA HA !!! Loving the photos - and, Eric, it takes a REAL man to wear a pinny !!

Beth M said...

Love the apron and the card but the photo captions really are the best!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

LOL Mishie, you always keep me smiling! I adore your "adorable" apron and the matching card! Can't wait to see the rest of Lisa's new set! Thanks for showing us a bit of what you've made with your vintage goofies, I'm looking forward to seeing more!

Juanita B said...

Oh, what fun! The apron is adorable and looks adorable on everyone...except the last "guy", he looks VERY manly because the hammer was the defining touch, LOL! TFS

Jennifer K said...

Oh, Mish. You make me laugh. Loved your commentary on your post. Your apron is so adorable!

debbie said...

I love, love, love the apron photo shoot! Those photos gave me a big smile! Great family!

Colleen Kramer said...

OH MY GOSH!!! SUCH SERIOUS FUN AND GOODNESS!! {Squealing}
Apron-absolutely stunning!! I want to be like Mish...I want to be like Mish!!!
Your Mom, Dad, Reds, and hubby---ADORABLE! I can't decide what warms my heart more, the gorgeous apron gift, or the Love flowing through you and your family. You tell them all they are such great sports! PS--Hope you are dry...here in Topeka we thought we might have to start bailing water.

Becky Rusher said...

Such a cute apron! Can't wait to see them in your shop! I haven't been able to get one of your fabulous kits or any of your wrinkle ribbon yet. Your stuff is so cute, everybody is dying to get it!

KellyRae said...

LOVED the apron and what good sports your family is to be photographed wearing it.

Sharli said...

OMG I love the apron photos!!! Golly - I read your blog every single week, and sometimes I comment (I always should - I LOVE your work!!) and usually you have 5 million comments already . . . but today I don't care - I need to tell you how wonderful it was to see everyone modeling the apron! I really released some powerful endorphins here!! Thanks!

Melissa Sauls said...

Best...post....EVER!! Love the apron, but the hubby in it with the meat tenderizer is PRICELESS! HHAHAAH! Thanks for the good laugh. :)

Barbara said...

This is just so FUNNY!! That picture of Granny is just like my mom... where are we going for dinner! What a Hoot! I am only now catching up on my blog time since I did all the cooking on MOM day and had a very bad cold.

Betty Neville said...

Lovely apron Mish! Your photos are all so cute and adorable! One size fits all! Love your blog!

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