Monday, June 10, 2013

make-do {and make lovely} monday - ribbons, and aprons, and hobnob, oh my!

Well Mom and I made it back from Illinois in one piece.
We  loved road tripping together-just the two of us- and I have SO many pictures and stories to share.
But first I have to recover from all the fun and all the driving (9 hours each way!) 
And get the car unpacked. Oy.
On Saturday, during the Hobnob Market, Mom and I wore our tea-towel aprons .
We also wore our scrappy prize ribbons that I made for us.
Each one had our names and the book title.
The black sweater flowers were purchased in the clearance aisle at Michaels, the little bitty crochet flowers were in the $2 section and the rest of the materials came from my stash.
I stitched all the bits together starting with the layered mini-flowers and buttons, then adding the ribbons and fabric strips last (the back is NOT pretty, trust me,) 
I thought about adding a broach-back, but I don't find them to be particularly sturdy, so instead we just  attached our ribbons  to our aprons with safety pins. Cause we are fancy that way.

The ribbons were a bit of a last minute project, but I am super happy about how they came out! I actually can't believe I got them all done and didn't forget to pack a single thing for this trip.
I have to give  props to Jeanetta for helping me pack ahead of time, and for giving me the idea for the ribbons. 
I also have to give a huge shout out to my momma who made this trip possible by being my wing-woman. I could not have done it without her, and it would not have been half as much fun without her.

OK, it is back to unpacking for me.
I hope you are all having a lovely Monday.
I will be back soon with more road-trip tails and some thoughts on alternate routes.

xoxo friends.


  1. :) I just posted something like this in my little handmade shop today. I like yours with the hand stamped detail! :) I must make a tea towel apron. It makes being in the kitchen sound even happier! Or maybe I'd wear it all day. Why not?

    1. Yes, you must have a tea towel apron- So easy to make! And I want to see your ribbon-send me a link!

  2. I especially love the ribbon! I might have to make some for myself!

    1. Do! It was quite theraputic : )

  3. ...and a wonderful time was had by all.
    love, mom


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