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Tie One On, Tear One Down…

Here is my submission for september’s Tie One On challenge–the dishtowel apron.
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I kept putting it off because I knew this was a pretty easy sewing project. So here I am on the last day, finally getting mine finished. I used some martha stewart towels that I found on sale at KMart. I also added this wide sash to get some extra length otherwise it would have been a mini-skirt apron. The sash is folded down in half, and I realized when I put it on, that it will make a great maternity apron, too. (whenever that joyous time comes around again in my life–by the way, i’m not pregnant). So, I love it, and it may possibly have moved into the position of my favorite apron.  Handmade things always have more meaning.

Other than tie one on projects I have been up to my elbows in wallpaper.
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Several months ago Dan and I ripped the glittery butterfly wallpaper down from our bedroom walls. It was the kind of wallpaper that if you caught it in the right light, you could pick up a whole new silver,  hollographic pattern hidden in the background of the paper.
In the meantime, we’ve been living in what we affectionately refer to as our cardboard box bedroom, since the walls are still covered in the manilla-colored wall paper backing. So, now that we’re finally getting some visitors to our house… who will actually spend the night… which means someone will actually be coming upstairs…we are doing a mad dash to get the wall paper down and the walls primed and painted. It is a sticky, wet, messy job. My shoulders, wrists and arms are sore from scraping–even a little spot on my thumb. (what a wimp!)
But I have to admit, that peeling the wallpaper off is somewhat therapeutic. Like peeling sunburn or pulling back overgrown grass to reveal a whole new section of sidewalk you never knew was there….
So now we are down to the "brown board", which is apparently the old-fashioned version of drywall.  Our visitors come sunday. I’ll keep you updated on the progress. 

Here is my submission for september’s Tie One On challenge–the dishtowel apron.
Img_1193

I kept putting it off because I knew this was a pretty easy sewing project. So here I am on the last day, finally getting mine finished. I used some martha stewart towels that I found on sale at KMart. I also added this wide sash to get some extra length otherwise it would have been a mini-skirt apron. The sash is folded down in half, and I realized when I put it on, that it will make a great maternity apron, too. (whenever that joyous time comes around again in my life–by the way, i’m not pregnant). So, I love it, and it may possibly have moved into the position of my favorite apron.  Handmade things always have more meaning.

Other than tie one on projects I have been up to my elbows in wallpaper.
Img_1198

Several months ago Dan and I ripped the glittery butterfly wallpaper down from our bedroom walls. It was the kind of wallpaper that if you caught it in the right light, you could pick up a whole new silver,  hollographic pattern hidden in the background of the paper.
In the meantime, we’ve been living in what we affectionately refer to as our cardboard box bedroom, since the walls are still covered in the manilla-colored wall paper backing. So, now that we’re finally getting some visitors to our house… who will actually spend the night… which means someone will actually be coming upstairs…we are doing a mad dash to get the wall paper down and the walls primed and painted. It is a sticky, wet, messy job. My shoulders, wrists and arms are sore from scraping–even a little spot on my thumb. (what a wimp!)
But I have to admit, that peeling the wallpaper off is somewhat therapeutic. Like peeling sunburn or pulling back overgrown grass to reveal a whole new section of sidewalk you never knew was there….
So now we are down to the "brown board", which is apparently the old-fashioned version of drywall.  Our visitors come sunday. I’ll keep you updated on the progress. 

9 comments on “Tie One On, Tear One Down…”

  1. Okay I LOVE this apron. It is perfect, I love the simplicity of the A line because those polkadots are perfect for a simple silhoutte! I love the colors. I love the diagonal pocket. I simple little detail that adds so much character. Golly- so many craft blogger friends I have. I want to be crafty!!!!

  2. Very cute apron. Polka dots are so fun. Today is October 1. I guess I missed the September tie one on theme. Oh well. Maybe she will have another easy month coming up soon…LOLI love your wide baseboard trim.

  3. I have those dish towels! and I love them! (though I must admit to playing favorites… I tend to use the yellow and turquoise ones most)…!

    super-cute apron! makes me wish I could sew.

  4. Love the apron, the pocket is fab! i’m really into spots at the moment too. i know how it feels stripping wallpaper after having done two rooms last year but it was so good when it was all finished and freshly painted.

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