Thursday, April 3, 2008

Flirty Skirty Apron

I've been told, by the delightful blogger who crafted this bit of hooliganism, that I'm required to model the Flirty Skirty apron. I'd look way cuter if I wasn't trying to talk a child through snapping a photo while my beloved camera dangles perilously by her wrist...gah. The apron is so much nicer than I'd imagined (well, what do you think when someone says the words "bright orange jumbo rick-rack"? I thought so.) and I'm tickled that Gaylen decided I was worth 'torturing' with some rick-racky cuteness. I still have it on, and am planning on wearing it all day. I have the pattern in stock, so Miss G just upped my shop samples, too. I love it, and it fits great even with my obvious lack of a waist.

Today some more fabrics arrived. (Gasp!) These here are frosted dots from Lakehouse Dry Goods (no relation to Clementine's... but I'm glad somebody else in the universe gets the whole 'dry goods' thing) and there's actually two sizes of teensy dots. The claret-red, the darker orange, and the deep violet (which I managed to not even get in the photo) are micro-dots. Just little bits of pearlescent happiness on gorgeous colored fabric.

Down here is the wonderous thing Phyl brought in Tuesday night. I'm both enchanted and terrified of this machine. I'm going to take serger lessons, and am in the process of tracking down a qualified instructor. Just to avoid losing a finger or something. Best to consult a specialist in these matters. This is my new love, and although I know nothing about garment construction at this very moment, I have a feeling my lover will change that oh, so quickly. Have a great rest of the afternoon. The contest announcement will happen this evening... are you curious yet? Latah, chicas. C

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4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Aren't you too cute? Even though the look on your face looks definitely a little worried about your poor camera. I do think you would look rather smashing with some pink hair though :) I'm just sayin'. And look at the dots! Ohhhh...the love. You and your dots totally made my day :)

Annalea said...

It's so nice to get to see you, Cami. I completely understand that look, too. I've worn it far too many times to count . . .

And the serger . . . you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. I love mine--seams are so much stronger, neater, and the darn thing just spanks my regular machine. You want to cut sewing time? Use your serger. Those things are high-horsepower. It is a bit tricky learning how to turn corners, though. Just remember that everything you learned about turning a corner on a regular machine is completely wrong for a serger, and you'll be fine.

Have fun!

Thimbleanna said...

Hey -- you're lookin' HOT in that apron Ms. Cami!!! Yumly fabrics -- I LURVE Lakehouse and those are great colors!!! Man...we'll have to watch out if you get started in garments -- woohoo!!!

Robin said...

Damn don't look so happy woman...
Gravel girtie here...my voice sounds sooooo awful, but I don't have a sore throat - just irritated. I'm hoping no one else gets this, but then again maybe I picked it up there. I love new fabrics - even before I was turned on to the quilting world I've loved pretty colors (and shiny things too,rhonda). Maybe Brian can ignite the fire under some other new quilters too. (Don't look into the light Red). My grandkids have always used the digital camera - just make sure they're on carpet. Maybe the apron, a martini, and high heels on when Boris comes home from work. Right...
Rob