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One Shirt to Three purses

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I can't believe I got three purses out of this top. I have been busy sewing all day and I can keep going! It's fun to do something you love. It's recreating for me that is so fun. I think I'll use the big purse not sure it's me but I'll give it a try!

Finally done...

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Wow, I finally got two apron give-aways and one apron for my helper Mari P. I have been sewing all day and loving ever minute!! I'm so glad that I got them done because I have to take two of my machines in for servicing this week. I don't know what I'm going to do with out them. I have others but these two are my favorite. Two full length aprons and the one at the bottom is a half apron.

Jacket to Apron

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Yesterday I made an apron from a dress. Well today I made an apron from the jacket that went with the dress. I made two aprons for the 4th of July celebration Chili cook-off and Pie bake-off winners. This one turned out so cute I thought I would keep this one for myself so I can wear on the 4th of July. So now I have to make another apron for the 4th. Time is running out!! LOL I used the front of the jacket for the top of the apron and the back of the jacket became the bottom. I used a decorative USA flag cotton fabric for the ties. Please let me know that you think. Thanks!

From dress to guess what...

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I can't help that my passion is recreating. This apron will be given away to the the Pueblo West 4th of July Chili Cook-off/Pie Bake-off winners. I was assigned to help with theChili Cook-off/Pie Bake-off portion of the event. There will be a lot of other fun things to do. I thought since I make a lot of one-of-a-kind aprons I would make an apron for the winners of each division. It should be a lot of fun! Come out enter your chili or pie and see if you can win. I have to make another apron too. Take a look at the before and after pictures and tell me what you think. Thanks!

Skirt and top what will they be?

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I have this adorable white cotton skirt cut on angles and this purple camisole top. With some ribbon and other embellishments I think they will make a really really cute apron. I might just have to keep this one. Who knows. I really do grow attached to my aprons I'm not sure when I might part with them. I seem to love them all. But realistically you don't need as many aprons as I have, right?

Another one for the Crock Pot no pun intended

I tried another fantastic recipe for the crock pot. Chicken and Vegetable Chowder.
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1" pieces
14.5 oz reduced-sodium chicken broth (1 can)
10.75 oz condensed cream of potatoe soup, undiluted
1 pkg frozen (10 oz) broccoli florets, thawed
1 C sliced carrots
1 jar (4.5 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup whole kernel corn
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/3 c half-and-half
Combine chicken, broth, soup, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, onion, corn, garlic and thyme in crock-pot slower cooker, mixed well.
Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours
Stir in half-in-half, cover, cook on high for 15 minutes or until heated through. You can add 1/2 cup shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese just before serving, stir over low heat until melted. YUMMY, YUMMY!
Let me know if you try it and like it.

Zipper Charms

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Fun to make! I love to buy jewelry findings, charms and beads so it's nice when I can make something and sell them. Today I sold some charms so it inspired to make more! It's nice to be able to support my habit. LOL Let me know what you think!