Monday, March 9, 2015

MAKE 2 SHABBY LINEN APRONS - TAKES ME ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO MAKE BOTH!

Hello Ya'll
Hope everyone has been well.
 
I have been meaning to make this tutorial for quite
awhile now, but things kept getting in the way.
A while back I bought a lovely linen skirt. I just could
not resist this beautiful linen skirt from Chaps.
 
I bought this white lovely skirt from the thrift
store. It is 100% linen. These linen skirts
run about 3 to $4 at my thrift store. It is a steal
at that price!!! Just make sure to buy a skirt
that does not have any stains and buy a big skirt!
Sorry ladies, no pun intended.
And wash or dry clean them first before using!
Yea - I know that you will do that.

I know that I have said it
many times, please do not get tired of listening to
me say it. BUT I LOVE LINEN!! Especially
white, blue or pinks!!
 
This time I am going to take this long lovely skirt
and make 2 SHABBY APRONS!! The idea here
is to make each Apron different. These would make
great CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!!
 
This particular linen skirt that I am using says to Dry
Clean. I will wash it because I do not care if it shrinks
a little. It will have to learn that I will wash it in my
washer or hand wash it. It is just an apron so there is
not any need to get picky with it.
Just have fun!
 
Also this skirt had a side zipper, so look for that if
you are going to make 2 aprons. Which 2 aprons
are more economical and price thrifty!
Make one for yourself and a friend.


The only materials needed is a large linen skirt,
sewing machine, matching thread, lots of cotton lace.
 
This is Apron 1. It has only a center pocket.
 
Still Apron 1, just a close up.  

The back of Apron 1. Shows ties.

This is Apron 2. Not a good photo
I admit. This Apron has 2 pockets. Sorry
that the photo and the next 2 photos are
a little blurry.

Both pockets are aligned side
by side leaving a few inches
between them.

Hopefully a better view of the bottom.
There are 6 rows of cotton lace
sewed to the bottom.

This is my white skirt showing the tag.

The lining which was slinky showed the Dry Cleaning
tag. NOW LETS GET STARTED.
STEP 1 - is to turn the skirt inside out and cut out
the slinky underskirt. Be sure to cut close to the stitching
of the waste band - BUT DO NOT CUT THE WASTEBAND
or you are in trouble!! (chuckle)

STEP 2. Now, turn the skirt right side out and place it on your
table. Smooth it out so there is not any wrinkles
on it. Then place an existing simple
 apron on top of the skirt making sure there are
not any wrinkles. If you notice you will see that
my blue band on this old apron top aligns with the
waste band on the white linen skirt.

STEP 3. Now, follow your old apron and
cut the sides all the way to the top of the skirt.
If you notice I cut my apron bigger than my
old apron. I like them a little roomier and not so
form fitting. Also I did not touch the hem area.
Leave it hemmed. If the skirt is a little longer,
then that's okay. Now you should have
2 APRONS cut out.

STEP 4 - these are the sides left from cutting the
white aprons out of the skirt. DO NOT THROW
THESE AWAY!!!!
You will need to use these sides for ties.

STEP 5. For your neck and waste ties.
Take one of the sides above and leave it
folded. On the outside edge cut strips 2 or 2.5 inches
wide down the long length. Cut 6 strips. Repeat
this for the next side and cut 6 more strips. These
6 strips are for the other apron.

STEP 6. I took 2 strips and sewed them together, one
on top of the other. NO HEMMING. See how I sewed
them together. I sewed twice so that nothing would
unravel. Repeat this step again. These are your waste
bands. They need to be longer. The other 2 strips are
for the neck.
Now, repeat this STEP for the ties for the next apron
if you are making 2.

STEP 7. Now I know you cannot see it on the above
photo, but I did just run a running stitch down the
length of each tie so the sides would not ravel any
further than the stitching.
 Now, lets look at the waste band of the skirt which
should be the top of your apron.

STEP 8. Your waste band should open like this on
both sides.

STEP 9. Just slip in one of the ties.

STEP 10.Start at the top of the apron and sew
down all the way to the bottom of the skirt.

STEP 11. See I sewed all the way down to the
bottom. NOW, REPEAT STEPS 9 AND 10
for the other tie.

STEP 12. For the first Apron, (no photo,
sorry). I cut one pocket out of one of the existing
white sides of my skirt. Remember those
sides. This pocket is cut on one of those
seams. This pocket is big. Try your apron on,
and see where you would like to put a pocket
or look at your existing apron and put the pocket
in the same place. I pinned my pocket down
where I wanted it I did not turn under the sides.
Remember these Aprons are shabby!

The photo of the Apron is a little
more straighter. I hope you can see it
okay.

STEP 13. Now just sew the pocket down. Do not
worry about any hems. Just do not break your
sewing machine needle while sewing over the
pins.  

See, all done.

STEP 14. Sorry, I forgot a photo for the neck ties.
Just run a seam down the length of each tie so as
they do not unravel any further than the seam.
Then position them where you want them. Look
at your existing Apron to get an idea of where
to place them. Also hold the Apron up to you
to get an idea. Once you know where you want
the neck ties, then sew them down on the under-
side of the top of the Apron. Do not turn under any
seam - just sew it down!!
If you choose you can
sew these ties on the front of your Apron and
add a button for cuteness!!!!
Then take the ends of the ties and tie a bow!!!
ALL DONE.


Now, since you have finished the first Apron, you
will be much faster sewing the second Apron.
To make the Aprons different, all I added was
white cotton lace that I have had for years.
I cut 2 pockets from the left-over
side of the white skirt. Cut any size that
you want allowing that your skirt has enough
fabric for you. If you need to, use the seams like I did
when cutting out your pockets. Before sewing the pocket to this
Apron, all I did was sew a strip of this white lace
to the top of the pocket. Pin the pockets down
onto your Apron where you want, spacing them a
few inches apart. Again do not turn the pockets
under for a hem unless you want to.
After you sew on your neck ties like is stated above.
Then just add a strip of cotton lace
to the top of the Apron.
Place the lace on the hem of the waste band
that is located at the top of the Apron. Do not
turn under for a hem unless you want to. Add
as many layers of lace as you want. I only
added one strip.
At the bottom of this Apron - I added 6
rows of cotton lace. I did not turn under any of the
lace for a hem. Just start each lace strip at
one end of the Apron and sew to the other
side. Cut it. For the next lace strip position
the lace strip a little above the other lace
strip and sew down like before. Sew as many
lace strips as you want.

I hope you make these Aprons. They
turn out very pretty!!





Monday, January 12, 2015

Free Cell Game #999966

Hello Everyone!
 
Here, is another game that only took me
2 tries to win.
 
Free Cell Game #999966
 
1. Double click 5 of hearts upstairs.
2. Double click 8 of diamonds upstairs.
3. Double click 6 hearts upstairs.
4. Put 6 of clubs on 7 of hearts.
5. Put 5 of diamonds on 6 of clubs.
6. Put 4 of clubs on 5 of diamonds.
7. Put 8 of diamonds on 9 of spades.
8. Double click 3 of clubs upstairs.
9. Releases the Ace of diamonds.
10. Put Jack of diamonds on Queen of clubs.
11. Double click 3 of diamonds upstairs.
12. Releases 2 of diamonds on Ace of diamonds.
13. Put 3 of diamonds on 2 of diamonds.
14. Double click 9 hearts upstairs.
15. Put 5 of spades on 6 of diamonds.
16. Release Ace of clubs.
17. Put Jack of diamonds in free space.
18. Put Queen of clubs in free space.
19. Put Jack of diamonds on Queen of clubs.
20. Put 9 of hearts in free space.
21. Put 8 of clubs on 9 of hearts.
22. Put 4 of diamonds on 5 of spades.
23. Put 3 of clubs on the 4 of diamonds.
24.Double click 8 of diamonds upstairs.
25. Double click 9 of spades upstairs.
26. Put 10 of clubs on Jack of hearts.
27. Put 2 of hearts on 3 of clubs.
28. Put 10 of diamonds on Jack of spades.
29. Put 9 of spades on 10 diamonds.
30. Put 8 of diamonds on 9 of spades.
31. Put 3 of clubs stack on 4 of hearts.
32. Put 4 of diamonds on 3 of diamonds.
33. Put the 9 of hearts stack on the 10 of clubs.
34. Put the 7 heart stack on the 8 of clubs.
35. Put the 6 diamond stack in free space.
36. Releases the 2 of clubs.
37. Releases the Ace of spades.
38. Put the 4 heart stack on the 5 of spades.
39. Double click 9 of diamonds upstairs.
40. Double click 7 of diamonds upstairs.
41. Put 7 of clubs on 8 of diamonds.
42. Put 2 hearts on 3 of spades.
43. Put 3 and 4 of clubs on the 2 of clubs.
44. Put the 5 of diamonds on the 4 of diamonds.
45. Put 5 of hearts on 6 of clubs.
46. Put 4 of spades on 5 of hearts.
47. Put 6 of hearts in free space.
48. Put 5 of spades stack on 6 of hearts.
49. Put 6 of diamonds on 5 of diamonds.
50. Double click Queen of hearts upstairs.
51. Put 3 of hearts on 4 of spades.
52. Put King of clubs in free space.
53. Put Queen of hearts on King clubs.
54. Double click 6 of spades upstairs.
55. Put 3 of spade stack on 4 of hearts.
56. Put 9 spade stack on 10 of hearts.
57. Put the Jack of club stack on 10 of diamonds.
58. Put 9 of diamonds in free space.
59. Put the 8 of spades on 9 of diamonds.
60. Releases the Ace of hearts.
61. Releases many other cards.
63. Put 7 of diamonds on 6 of diamonds.
64. Put 6 of hearts on 5 hearts.
65. Put the king of diamonds in free space.
66. Put the Queen of spades on king of diamonds.
67. Releases the 7 of spades.
68. Put the Jack of hearts stack on the Queen of spades.
69. Double click King of spades upstairs.
70. Double click Jack of clubs upstairs.
71. Double click 10 of spades upstairs.
72. Releases all.
 
I WON!


Free Cell Game #33858

Hello Yawl
 
Had some free time so I thought that
I would play a game of free cell.
This game was supposed to be hard,
but again I found this game to be easy.
 
Free Cell Game #33858
 
1. Double click 7 spades upstairs.
2. Put Jack of hearts on the Queen of clubs
3. Double click 2 of hearts upstairs.
4. Put Queen of clubs on the King of hearts.
5. Put 10 of spades on the Jack of hearts.
6. Put 9 of hearts on the 10 of spades.
7. Put the 9 of clubs on the 10 of hearts.
8. Put the 6 of diamond stack on the 7 of clubs.
9. Put the 6 of clubs on the 7 of diamonds.
10. Double click 4 of spades upstairs.
11. Releases A & 2 of clubs.
12. Put the Jack of spades on the Queen of diamonds.
13. Put the 10 of hearts stack on the Jack of spades.
14. Put the King of clubs in the free space.
15. Put the 4 of hearts on the 5 of clubs.
16. Releases the Ace of spades.
17. Put the 5 of diamonds on the 6 of clubs.
18. Put the 4 of spades on the 5 of diamonds.
19. Put the 8 of diamonds on the 9 of clubs.
20. Releases Ace & 2 of hearts.
21. Put the Queen of club stack on the Queen of diamonds.
22.  Put the 7 of spades on the 8 of diamonds.
23. Put the 6 of diamond stack on the 7 of spades.
24. Double click the 7 of clubs upstairs.
25. Releases the 2 of spades.
26. Double click the King of clubs upstairs.
27. Put the 9 of clubs stack on the 10 of diamonds.
28. Put the King of clubs in free space.
29. Put the Queen of diamonds stack on the King of clubs.
30. Double click the 5 of hearts upstairs.
31. Double click the Jack of diamonds upstairs.
33. Put 7 of clubs in free space.
34. Put the 6 of diamond stack on the 7 of clubs.
35. Put the 9 of clubs on the 10 of hearts.
36. Double click the King of spades upstairs.
37. Put the 10 of diamonds on the Jack of clubs.
38. Put the 5 of hearts on the 6 of spades.
39. Put the 6 of diamond stack on the 7 of spades.
40. Double click the 7 of clubs upstairs.
41. Put the Jack of clubs stack in the free space.
42. Put the 6 of spade stack on the 7 of hearts.
43. Put King of spades in the free space.
44. Double click the 9 of diamonds upstairs.
45. Double click the 2 of diamonds upstairs.
46. Put the Queen of hearts on the King of spades.
47. Put the Jack of clubs on the Queen of hearts.
48. Put the 5 of hearts in free space.
49. Put the 6 of spades in free space.
50. Put the 5 of hearts on the 6 of spades.
51. Put the 7 of hearts in free space.
52. Releases the 3 of clubs.
53. Releases the 3 of hearts.
54. Put the 8 of clubs on the 9 of hearts.
55. Put the 7 of hearts on the 8 of clubs.
56. Put the 4 of hearts on the 3 of hearts.
57. Put the 6 of spade stack on the 7 of hearts.
58. Put the 5 of hearts on the 4 of hearts.
59. Put the 5 diamond stack on the 6 of spades.
60. Put the 6 of clubs in free space.
61. Put the 7 of diamonds in free space.
62. Releases the 4 of clubs.
63. Put the 5, 6 and 7 of clubs on the 4 of clubs.
64. Put the 8 of hearts in free space.
65. Releases the 6 of hearts.
66. Releases the Ace of diamonds.
67. Releases the 2 and 3 of diamonds.
68. Put the King of hearts in free space.
69. Releases the 4 of diamonds.
70. Releases the 3 and 4 of spades.
71. Releases the 5 of diamonds.
72. Put Queen of spades on King of hearts.
73. Put the Jack of diamonds on the Queen of spades.
74. Put the 10 of clubs on the Jack of diamonds.
75. Put the 9 of diamonds on the 10 of clubs.
76. Put the 9 of spades on the 10 of diamonds.
77. Put the 8 of hearts on the 9 of spades.
78. Put 7 of clubs on 6 of clubs.
79. Put King of diamond stack in free space.
80. Put 8 of spades in free space.
81. Releases all.
 
I won!!
 


Free Cell Game #70744

Hello Everyone!
 
This was supposed to be a hard game, but I
beat it on the first try.
This game was not hard to me.
 
Here is the game.
 
#70744
 
1. Double click 4 of diamonds upstairs.
2. Releases Ace of spades & the 2 of spades.
3. Double Click 9 of diamonds upstairs.
4. Releases A of clubs & the 2 of clubs.
5. Double click the 8 of diamonds upstairs.
6. Put the Jack of Hearts on the Ace of spades.
7. Put the 3 of clubs on the 2 of clubs.
8. Put the 4 of clubs on the 3 of clubs.
9. Put the Queen of spades stack on the King of diamonds.
10. Put the 9 of clubs on the 10 of hearts.
11. Put the 8 of diamonds on the 9 of clubs.
12. Double click the 9 of hearts upstairs.
13. Put the 7 of spades on the 8 of diamonds.
14. Put the 6 of hearts on the 7 of spades.
15. Put the 3 of spades on the 2 of spades.
16. Put the 10 of clubs on the Jack of hearts.
17. Put the 9 of hearts on the 10 of clubs.
18. Put the Queen of hearts on the King of Clubs.
19. Put the 5 of spades on the 6 of hearts.
20. Put the 4 of diamonds on the 5 of spades.
21. Double click 3 of diamonds upstairs.
22. Put the 5 of diamonds on the 6 of clubs.
23. Put the 8 of clubs on the 9 of hearts.
24. Put the 9 of spades on the 10 of diamonds.
25. Put the 8 of diamonds stack on the 9 of spades.
26. Put the 6 of club stack in free space.
27. Put Jack of spades on the Queen of hearts.
28. Put 10 heart stack on Jack of spades.
29. Double click the  2 of diamonds upstairs.
30. Put 7 of diamonds on the 8 of clubs.
31. Put 8 of hearts on the 9 of clubs.
32. Put 6 club stack on the 7 of diamonds.
33. Put the 7 spade stack on the 8 of hearts.
34. Put the 10 diamond stack on the Jack of clubs.
35. Put the 7 spade stack on the 8 of diamonds.
36. Put the 9 of diamonds in the free space.
37. Put the 8 club stack on the 9 of diamonds.
38. Double click 7 of hearts upstairs.
39. Put the 5 of clubs on the 4 of clubs.
40. Put the 8 of spades on the 9 of hearts.
41. Put the 7 of hearts on the 8 of spades.
42. Put Jack of spades stack in free space.
43. Put King of clubs stack in the free space.
44. Put 7 of clubs on the 8 of hearts.
45. Double click Queen diamonds upstairs.
46. Releases the Ace of diamonds.
47. Releases the 2,3 and 4 of diamonds to the Ace of diamonds.
48. Put 5 of diamonds on the 4 of diamonds.
49. Put the 4 of spades on the 3 of spades.
50. Put the 5 of spades on the 4 of spades.
51. Put the 6 and 7 of clubs on the 5 of clubs.
52. Put the Jack of spades stack on the Queen of hearts.
53. Put the Queen of diamonds in the free space.
54. Put the Jack of clubs on the Queen of diamonds.
55. Put the 6 of spades on the 5 of spades.
56. Put the King of diamond stack in free space.
57. Double click Queen of clubs upstairs.
58. Releases the Ace & 2 of hearts.
59. Put the Queen of clubs on the King of hearts.
60. Put the King of heart stack in free space.
61. Put the King of spades in free space.
62. Releases the 6 and 7 of diamonds.
63. Double click the 4 of hearts upstairs.
64. Double click the 10 of spades upstairs.
65. Double click the Jack of diamonds upstairs.
66. Everything releases!
 
I WON!!
 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HALLOWEEN STITCHING!!

Hello all of you cross-stitchers in
blog-land!!
 
Welcome to my blog.
 
This year I started earlier than usual, so I hope
that you like my 2 new Halloween pieces.
Take your pick. Either do one of them or
both of them.
 
This first one is called PUMPKIN PATCH. I
used 14ct Aida. You can use whatever you wish.
This one has an orange and green frame around it.
Pumpkin Patch has 6 witch pumpkins in the green
grass.
 
Grid Size: 100wX100h
Design Area: 6.43inches X 3.86inches
Stitches: 90X54
 
The second one is called WITCH-KINS. There is
not a frame around this piece. Witch-Kins has 7
pumpkin witches.
I have not stitched this one yet.
Grid Size: 100wX100h
Design Area: 5.14inches X 4.14inches
Stitches: 72X58
 
Please adjust your fabric sizes. And always cut
your fabric bigger.
 
ENJOY!!!!
 
Thank you for visiting me.
Conny