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Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I have been wanting to blog about what I have been working on, but I have lost the desire to blog...have you ever hit that wall?  You have something to blog about you just don't feel like doing it.

Anyways, I am forcing myself to do it tonight.

Last week I made two aprons and fixed a little jean skirt for a friend's daughter.

Here is one of the aprons:

The other one is the same except that the ruffle on the bottom is made out of the polka-dot fabric.  I loved this one, it's probably the nicest apron I have made to date.
It is for a giveaway here at Woman to Woman.

Here is the jean skirt before:

And this is how it looked when I was finished with it:

It ended up a little long, so I will cut off the hem and do another rolled up hem.  I think it turned out really cute.
Well, that's all for today.
It was very hot here today, we broke another record.
I am loving this weather, it's been a hotter and drier than usual summer and it has not hurt my feelings in the least.
The first two summers that we lived here were wetter than usual, so we have really needed this.  The breeze blows all of the time and there is lots of shade here in my lovely neighborhood.

Enjoy the rest of your week, my friends.
~Wishing You Lots of Love In Your Heart...Peace In Your Soul...And  Joy In Your Life ~ Always~ 


Jenifer said...

Love that jean skirt! Too cute! And of course I love the aprons and so much appreciate you making them for our giveaway!

Pamela Gordon said...

Cindy, I miss seeing you on here. I know how you feel though. Somedays one just doesn't have the energy to do it or we need some motivation. I love that apron you made. Very chic. And the jean skirt is really cute with the ruffle and sash. It totally changed the look. You are a good designer. I can't believe it was almost 38 there today!! Wow. You've had the best summer ever. Enjoy the week! Blessings and hugs, Pamela

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! I know what you mean about getting in a blogging slump! I'm kinda tired right now. Well, you could just keep snapping your beautiful kitchen and I'd love it! ;) Your apron is darling! You're such a great seamstress. The blue jean skirt is so cute too!
I pray blessings for you today.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is a cute skirt, and I really liket the apron. Did you use a pattern?

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cindy I love that apron and that jean skirt came out so cute with the added ruffle! Enjoy your week, Martina

Vintage Gal said...

Hi Cindy ~ I know how you feel ~ maybe it's the summer months when everything is sooo busy. I LOVE your apron and the skirt is sooo cute ;-)

podso said...

Could be summer time -- I think many are a wee bit tired of blogging ... maybe it reaches a peak or maybe we need rests? Anyway, I sure am happy you decided to show off your aprons for I am partial to aprons and these are delightful! Great work!

Nancy said...

Hi Cindy,

I can relate about the blogging slump. The apron and skirt are both super cute! I admire your sewing skills.

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Glad you are posting. We would miss seeing your darling house and kitchen. Very enamored with your awesome sewing skills. Cute apron!!

Julie Harward said...

I am glad you put a post the apron, it looks like a lot of work, just beautiful! The skirt is an amazing change ..very cute! :D

Pondside said...

Well done - that is a very cute skirt!

Sheila said...

Thanks for your visits Cindy. Sometimes it is hard to get an idea or inspiration. I wonder if people are getting tired of my posts sometimes but actually they are like a travel journal to me so fun to do, I love your apron and have plans to make more this Christmas. Everyone i gave them to last year loved them. I'm glad you posted tonight because I'll copy your apron picture and save it for Apron inspiration. Thanks Cindy - I appreciate seeing what you've been busy doing!

Gail said...

What a darling apron Cindy! There are times I feel just like you about blogging. I just take a break from it.

Hope you have a wonderful day my friend,

Rhonda said...

very cute apron, Cindy and the skirt is really cute. That is too bad it turned out too long though.

blog slump here too.

and I have still not yet made it to the post office :(
gonna be 107 here today.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yes, I have met the blog-slump monster. LOL! Glad you persevered and posted though! I love the apron and the jean skirt!! Great job on both. Glad you are enjoying your weather... that's always a good thing. blessings ~ tanna

Betty said...

Thanks for your post Cindy. Can understand you not feeling like blogging, especially in the heat.
Your apron is delightful as is the denim skirt.
Enjoy your day.

poppilinnstudios said...

Wow Cindy, you are very talented! Love the mix of patterns on the 1st apron. Beautiful! Enjoy your nice weather!

Anonymous said...

Darling apron and I REALLY love the skirt! Thanks for praying for my Kammy's doggie! ~Karen @Pink Parsonage

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh, yes, I believe every blogger needs a break now and then. When I am in a slump I spend a few days away from the computer doing all my favorite things --reading, cooking, baking, taking long walks around town, etc Then I usually feel re-charged and full of ideas.

The apron you mad eis very pretty and the skirt is adorable!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your are the best sewer. Everything you make turns out beautifully perfect.
I know exactly how your feel. I have had the blogger block too. I'm in that mode also right now. I have just run out of things to say..I know weird for me...LOL

Carol said...

The apron is wonderful. And I know what you mean....I've hit the wall, too...

Pamela said...

OMG these pieces are gorgeous Cindy!!
I love love that skirt and i have to confess i am apron crazy!!!
Too bad we didn't live closer you could teach me to sew!!
Love your creations!
Pamela xo

Becolorful said...

The ruffle was definitely a fun addition to the jean skirt along with the belt and the apron is such a nice gift. Learning to sew well is on my bucket list. ...someday. :)
Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my favorite room.
Pam @ BeColorful

wendy said...

Thank you SOOOO much for fixing the jean skirt up for Bethany! I LOVE the jean skirt just the way it is..but you know teenagers. I don't think you'll need to remove the ruffle? Just take it up a bit? The apron is really cute too. I just started wearing aprons when I'm frying foods. Tired of grease spots on my shirts from splashing grease!

Ana said...

I think it's the heat Cindy...It just sucks all the energy out of you. Well for me it does anyway. When it's too hot I just don't feel up to doing much...:-S At least you had the energy to make the pretty aprons and skirt. They turned out lovely. Hang in there my dear friend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Much love,

Teena in Toronto said...

Wow! Aren't you talented!

Dreamin' said...

I really love both the apron & skirt! Absolutly adorable! :)