Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hello and a Giveaway!

It has been far to long since I have posted.  Please excuse my absence as I was knee deep in holiday clutter and tissues.  While the cold is still lingering the turkey that my relative sent home has been long expired...thankfully.   I did steal away some time to sew.  Here is just a small project I have been perfecting for sometime.


During the summer I found this bright and beautiful tea towel.  


White linen and rick rack paired beautifully.


Just a touch of red needle work.


 A vintage utility apron.  To always have your supplies handy.  Four roomy pockets fully lined and seamed to hold your hearts content of handiwork.  Long generous strings to wrap around and secure on any waist.  I worked hard to combine both a utility style apron and a vendor apron and kept it vintage as well. 


Once again I want to thank you all for such wonderful support and sweet comments.  
This is the last giveaway for the one year blogiversary.  You have until Friday, December 2nd at noon to leave a comment for a chance to win.  

49 comments:

Melissa said...

Perfection!!! This is SO darling!!! I think you should open an Etsy shop and sell some of your wonderful creations. I am crossing my fingers and toes that I am the lucky winner.
So, so darling!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, is that the cutest thing ever! You are so talented at putting it all together, and I love, love, love the redwork! I appreciate the time you take to show us all your beautiful projects, you are truly an inspiration! I hope your cold finally leaves you for good! :0)
Joni

Kim K. said...

I just sent you an email with some special pictures of Josie wearing your apron. The apron pocket is perfect for holding candy canes. Don't include my name in the drawing, just know how much we appreciate your beautiful aprons. Your latest creation is gorgeous. I'm completely smitten with the redwork.

Sewn With Grace said...

Is that cute or what?! So glad to hear that you are on the mend. Your sewing is so beautiful!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

That turned out super adorable and that needle had some magic in it despite the cold. I love the big polka dot tie. You have done it once again!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh Me Oh MY!!!! This is SUPER CUTE and I WOULD LOVE LOVE LOVE to win!!! Love your Happy Apple in the background... I have had mine since I was little.. I Love it...

Sandie said...

Yay! I can finally comment!!! I love your apron. It is in my favorite colors! I love to sew. I need to make one like this for the gal who cleans our church. The other day she kept losing everything while cleaning! Hope your cold goes far, far away!

papertrails leaver said...

Oh how sweet this apron is! I love the pockets because I am forever losing items I set down while creating/baking! Fabulous colors and the fact that you crafted it makes it all the more special! Wang you a wonderful holiday season!

Michle said...

I love your apron. The needlework is lovely.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

What a sweet and pretty apron. It is definitely very "vintage". I love the choice of colors, you matched it all just right. The tea towel, the polkas dots and ric-rac looked really good, but the addition of the pretty red embroidery made it just right! Glad you made time to enjoy yourself sewing. What a wonderful give away.
Blessings,
Susie

busymartha said...

Renee, this is sew sweet! You have the most unique technique when it comes to vintage sewing! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Marilyn

Rosemary said...

love your blog! I discovered you on pinterest! MY new obsession! LOL!

Perfectly Printed said...

What a darling apron!! I love that it is a "utility" type apron. My nana had one she called her "egg gathering" apron. This one reminds me of that.
Glad you are on the mend!! LOL!

chris

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, I am sorry to hear you are under the weather! The apron is gorgeous. You take care of yourself and get well to enjoy the holiday season!

Cheryl said...

So so sorry you have a cold. I hope you are feeling much better really soon. I just adore that apron, so retro so devine - please enter my name for the draw, I love it!
Hugs
Cxxx

jabberwacky said...

You make such beautiful aprons! I'm always amazed at how one person can be so creative! You are so gifted! I look forward to your blog entries. I enjoy the vintage prints you always add and all of the photo you take. Thank you so much for sharing! May you and your family have a blessed Holiday season.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Eeeks! You mean you're giving this apron away? Yes, I want it! thanks for a chance to win! I can tell your Happy apple likes it and I do, too!

Hope you feel better soon. It's never fun to be sick but especially not over the holidays! ♥

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Renee,
JUST lovely!! The little birdie makes my heart sing! You are a very talented sewer!!!
I would love to win this apron! Thank you for having this giveaway!
Warmly,
deb
p.s. try Airborne for your cold. I "swear" by it!!It has worked for everyone that I have shared with! No..."they don't pay me"!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Renee -- feel better soon! That utility apron is wonderful -- I can just see those pockets stuffed FULL clothespins at the ready for hanging out a wash :)

Thanks for the chance!

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

E said...

Hi Renee,
Love the cute apron and the "needle work"! Sign me up I'd love to have it. Here's wishing you a great second year of blogging it's been fun watching your blog grow and reading your adventures. Thx E in TN

GerryART said...

Oh, My Gosh! You're giving me a chance to win this handi apron. Oh, wouldn't I look so great wearing this lovely.

And, don't we all love blogland ! ! ! Such a wonderful media for us to learn, inspire and express ourselves. And so many generous open-hearted bloggers. My world would not be half enriched. I've jumped in all the way.

Happy blogging
Gerry

Becca said...

This is so cute! Your creativity is always inspiring. Thank you for the chance to win.

Debby said...

You are so generous. What a handy and cute apron. Oh the possiblities. Love that little birdie. I would love to win and thanks for the chance.
I hope you feel better.

Sharon said...

LOVE THAT!!!! Great give away to end the year on. Hope your feeling better too.

Nan said...

Glad to see you back and I love what you created.

Joy Burkhart said...

I just LOVE your vintage apron! Aprons are a favorite and this one would be extra special! Thanks for the chance to win it! Happy Blogiversary, too!
xoxo
Joy

Sandy said...

Renee,
I cannot believe it has been a year!!!!! But it sure has been a fun one in getting to know you! Every item you make has been put together with such care and love! Whoever wins this is truly blessed to have a "Renee originial".....:) Hugs, Sandy

Desi said...

That apron is adorable; would loooove to own it! :0 Thanks for the chance to win!
Desi

Cindy said...

Oh what a beautiful apron creation! It would be such a beautiful addition for me to wear in my almost finished scrap book/craft area. (I hope to blog about it soon.) So sorry you have been battling the fall illness. But, I am so glad that your family had the opportunity to meet up with the celebrity chef!

I admire your talent in sewing and your needlework.

Happy Monday!
Cindy

Carly said...

It's just lovely!
<3 Carly

Nikki said...

Oh my goodness!! Not only is that ADORABLE! But so useful as well! My favorite yet. :)

Susan said...

Sew glad to hear that you are feeling better!Love the multi-purpose apron. Great design!

colleens craft shed said...

Love the apron!! Would love to win it!
Colleen

i luv vintage said...

Oh, I love this apron! You always take such special care with the details in your designs. You are such an inspiration to me. Thanks for the chance to win this cutie!

Cindy said...

Renee...you are awesome girl. Each one makes me oohhh and awww!! I would be honored to wear this! I wonder would it fit a large gal....hmmm send it my way and let's see....lol


Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

maggie said...

Dear Renee,
Missed you and just love that apron! You are so clever!
Blessings
maggie

ImagiMeri said...

pick me, pick me........oh please pick me! Everything you make is splendid and divine!!!!

Hugs,
Meri

tammyCA said...

Sweet! All my favorites...polka dots, rick rack, yellow, vintage, chubby birdie, embroidery...all in one darling apron! Thank YOU for having such a great blog - one of my very favorites & frequent stops. :)

luckymom said...

I Just love the apron and as always enjoy stopping by everyday and reading your blog and to see what fantastic finds you have come across.
Thanks for a great year

Judy Evors said...

I took my first sewing lesson last week.Got black friday sewing machine.All I need is fabric,I love your aprons and would love to win this one, it is BEAUTIFUL! I think I can make one from a tea towel I'm no good at cutting, LOL
My goal is to be a stitch as good as you one day.Happy blogiversary!

Nancy said...

Oh please count me in. It is so beautiful and retro of warm memories.
nancy.mahlendorf@gmail.com

The Star Gal said...

Renee,

I've visited your blog every day for at least the last 6 months. You are always making something that I drool over...and this apron is drool-worthy as well. I can see me now wearing it at my craft shows! Please count me in.

Corey Moortgat said...

Adorable! I could have used that during my garage sale a few weeks ago! Hope you're feeling better now!

Jennifer said...

I am loving this! And that chubby red bird is a perfect addition. You have inspired me to spend the rest of my birthday afternoon at my local antique mall looking for fun things!

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Hi Brenda....Oh, my goodness! You are so creative and your workmanship is always so perfect! I would love to be included in your giveaway!
Blessings, my sweet friend!
Carolynn x x x

Fran. said...

Hi Brenda I just love your eye candy blog and check in quite often to see what you are up to!! I would feel so blessed to win your apron! I love the fact that it is vendor apron too! Very cool ideal!! I am doing some shows right now. This would look so cute!! Thanks and take care, XO Fran.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

HOW CUTE IS THIS!!!!! You know I just had to tell you that this is one of the cutest utility aprons EVER! Now I don't want to be greedy and enter another giveaway being as I have already won the book. So I will step aside so that one of your other sweet readers has a chance to win, but I DO LOVE THAT APRON! Cute display with the pin, too.

Have a sweet day,
Becky

Terri Sue said...

i love redwork and i have 15 birds that live with me, so it would be perfect. you do such beautiful work!

Lynn said...

I would love to be entered to win your lovely creation!! I would wear it with PRIDE! You did a lovely job on it! Big hugs,
Lynn