Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Pssst! I'm giving away an apron!

I'm celebrating something I've been looking forward to for quite some time...and that is...Summer!! I have about eight weeks off work, give or take a day. Finally, I can clean my house for real, read some books, put in some movie time, and work on the many projects rolling around in my head.

I can do those things, that is, until I leave in mid July for a two week stay w/my sis and bro-in-law in Poland...we shall visit Vienna and Prague as well. Am I repeating myself for the millionth time about this? Sorry, I'm just so stinkin' excited that I can't help it! This is gonna be a great Summer!

So being that I am in a celebratory mood and all, I thought I'd share the joy and give away this summer-y ruffle apron that I made for an Apronista challenge...I was going to call it Lemon-Lime but I think Lemon-Lime Shake Shake sounds more fun. There's another photo of it here.SO if you'd like to shake shake in this apron, simply leave a comment in this post. I'll announce a winner on Sunday.

And now that I know it has arrived safely in the hands of its new owner, I can post a picture of the apron I made for my Apronista Swap. Now, this is not the normal style of fabric I go for, but I actually like it very much and I wouldn't mind having a cottagey apron of my own.
And my apron loving friends, you should really check out the Havana Nights apron challenge gallery on Flickr. Good Stuff.

I've got a couple aprons ready to send out to these fine ladies who are currently lifting spirits and helping others with aprons. The details can be found here and here.

And finally...just to see if you're still with me... over on The Apronistas the June project is applique. If you can correctly guess what my applique subject will be, I'll put your name in the drawing for the Lemon Lime Shakety Shake apron twice. :)

42 comments:

Rhiannon said...

Cute! I'd love to win!

Angie said...

Oh my goodness! That is just about one of the cutest aprons I've seen! I would *love* to win it.

Belle said...

Hiya Kellie! I think your lemon-lime shake shake apron is scrumptiously adorable!!!

aaaand ... *peeks over your shoulder* I'm going to guess your appliques will involve 50's poodle-skirt poodles .... yep! that's what you're doing. uh-huh *nods* :D

Huggs ~ Belle

Sandra said...

Cute apron ... full of ruffly 7 Up lemony limey goodness! Your swap apron is pretty too - lovely embellishments!

I decided to do the (Apronista) June challenge as well, and will try to applique a version of my favorite 4 legged creature *meow* :)

Mona said...

Do I need another ruffled apron?? Sure I do! This lemon-lime shake shake is too cute to pass up. So please put my name in the hat.

Perhaps we'll see a robot on your June project apron????

lovestitches said...

Love the name! I think it would look great in a NZ winter lol

Jen Sue Wild said...

I love this apron!! I could tottally see me shaking it up in the kitchen in the little number.

I think you are going to do make an apron with a cat?

Thanks for giveing us the chance to win this fun apron!!!

sbonetsue said...

That is one great apron, it is so much fun that aprons are back in vogue. I would love to give yours a good home. (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

val said...

oh! I want to win so put me in for the apron.....hmm.....I would say you are appliquing a poodle for a poodle apron.......

love the cottagey apron you made....hey that gingham will work for he new tie one on theme.........

val said...

okay, after seeing your NEXT post....robots?

Karin said...

Cute apron!

Jennifer said...

Your Lemon Lime shakey shakey apron is ADORABLE! Love the layers of ruffles and the lemon/lime theme. SO CUTE!!!

Jennifer :)

dressmaker in training said...

Have fun on your trip!

Pinky said...

I MUST HAVE THE LEMON LIME SHAKE SHAKE. Or, if I don't win it, I'll buy one from your shop! hee hee.
You've got mad skillz, sista.

and I knew it all along...creepy cymbal playing chimpanzee freaks...hee hee, just kidding, it's ro-bots, said in a robot voice.

Hahlee said...

That lemon-lime apron is so adorable. hmmm... what would you use for an applique theme? im guessing letters, you know "a" "b" "c" stuff like that. I don't know, just a guess.
i wish i got to go to poland, lucky.
-hali

val of the south said...

LOVE the apron!

I was going to guess robots, but I see several beat me to it! I'm still guessing it though!!

Ginny said...

How cute, I've been wanting an apron for awhile now! Love to win this. My guess was going to be robots, lol.

beckster said...

What an adorable apron! I would love a chance to win! Found your site through Apronista photo pool. I'm poking around and love it!! Thank you!

Ann Elkins said...

Wow! Put me in the running for your apron!! I think it is adorable...I don't think I own an apron. Well, at least not a cute one...I have a barbeque apron...but, well, let's just say it has been put to good use. I would love to win a cute apron!!! Hope you are enjoying your first days of summer break!!!

Vickie said...

Ok, that apron totally belongs at my house! I missed the whole ruffle thing and winning this will make up for that...at least i know i'd feel better!

I think your applique project will include an airplane or something related to your fantastic travel plans.

Kelly Gates said...

I love your aprons---cool blog!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Please add me to the list. God knows I need some summer around here with winter fast approaching.
It look gorgeous.
Thanks for the reminder about your holiday, we need an update when to be REALLY jealous.....LOL!

Cynthia Matzat said...

As a fellow library lady and apron lover, I have to say that your lemon-lime apron is absolutely adorable! I would love to win it. Since you loved your robot fabric so much, I'm guessing that might be your applique item?? Thanks for hosting the contest. :)

lily said...

I just found your blog through the Havana Nights aprons on Flickr.I loved your apron and would love to be the winner.I think your applique subject will be robots.

lily said...

I just found your blog through the Havana Nights aprons on Flickr.I loved your apron and would love to be the winner.I think your applique subject will be robots.

In transition said...

I'd love to shake in this apron! And I think that your applique is going to be biscuits and ham!

queenoftheclick said...

That is a gorgeous apron and it would make me want to dance while I was cooking. My kitchen is green and yellow!

Suzy said...

I love your blog... neat give-away!

Suzy

ashlie said...

I was totally was blog stalking and found you through someones! I am so glad I found it so cuuuuute! I love how feminine they are! I would love to own one of these girly aprons!

i'm kelly said...

sooo cute! i LOVE aprons, and yours are darling! i hope i win. i really need an apron, although i make a zillion, i never keep them for myself!

Mique (as in M-i-c-k-e-y) said...

I just clicked over here from the Havana Nights apron (love it!). And I'd love to win that cute, cute, cute apron!

Patty said...

I love the apron you made for the Apronista swap -- that fabric is gorgeous!

Abigail said...

Oh my that is divine!

Nancy said...

Count me in, and like lemon and lime all mixed together!

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

What lovely colors... I just love Yellow... count me in on the drawing also ... thank you

Birdie said...

oh my gosh! And that one was my fave too! Thanks for letting us put our names in the hat for it!!!

~D Spack~ said...

Yes, I can shake it! and yes it's cute, I can take it. the robot bag is great! Thanks from Idaho

Michelle said...

Kellie--I think I'm in love with your aprons! You are so fun to keep up with through the blog world! I really enjoy your enthusiasm and your great style! Fantastic! Thanks for entering me in the drawing!

Staci said...

Love the Ruffle apron - Love the colors - especially that green! You do beautiful work.

Shell said...

Great blog you have! What a cool summer you have. If you need a peasant to tag along, let me know!
Shelliertyson@ctc.net HAHA

Julie said...

Cute aprons! Nice use of color.

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

I hope it's not too late for me to enter! I loooove that apron!