What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, January 25, 2008

In the Valentine Spirit...

A L*O*N*G time ago, I spoke about wanting to make myself an apron that didn't have a neckband because those behind-the-neck bands actually give me migraines! It took quite a while for everything to come into place. My machine broke and I was gifted another, I sought out a *pretty* pattern and eventually found one that was BEAUTIFUL and was SOO me, searched high and low for fabric that I would feel PRETTY in while wearing my apron and eventually found these most beautiful three. Everything was working out splendidly-I made it with relative ease and with my new machine, I was even able to add decorative heart stitching. When it was finally finished, I showed Matt and he said "Wow. You MADE that? That is BEAUTIFUL." Him calling one of my sewing projects 'beautiful' just catapolted my excitement through the roof. But then...I tried it on.

And it didn't fit me right. The most cursed area on my body is my chest. It is larger than life and no, I ain't foolin'. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. My stupid chest has caused me more problems...let me tell you. OR rather, don't. :-)

Anyway, I didn't account for my 'excess upstairs' and so, it didn't quite look on me the way I wanted it to look and didn't quite cover what I wanted covered. I cried. I wailed. I sniffled. I stomped.

The only other thing to do was to sell it, in Ye Olde Etsy Shoppe.

But I just couldn't! The fabric combinations are just divine! The style is flirty and feminine, dainty but with a tinge of retro. And Matt called it BEAUTIFUL.

Well, it has taken me about 2 months to finally force myself to do it. To sell my prized, long awaited, most perfect apron for me. It is now in Ye Olde Etsy.

I hope that whoever does end up with it, will be as happy with it as I would have been...

On a brighter note: check out this bib I custom designed. Isn't it cool? Just in time for Valentine's Day! It too, is at the store.

Psst. I have one more Valentine thing I worked on this week, but it is a secret surprise thing that is in the mail as we speak, and the receiver reads my blog so I don't want to spoil the secret. But I will share with you about THAT project, once I am able.

For more Sew Crafty busy-ness head on over to Shereen's blog.

Now tell me, is anyone else around here in the Valentine's Day spirit? What are you up to?
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