April 19, 2008 at 7:50 pm 4 comments

I used ricrac for the first time ever, and I love it. It’s just so…fun.


Even saying the word is fun. Go on, say it aloud. It’s fun, right?

ric rac

I used it to trim a new reversible Gertrude apron I made for The Boutique.

Gertrude apron

The front side is blue with white polka dots and trimmed with a red polka-dot strip of fabric and light blue ricrac. The back is a flowered pattern, which I think is a nice soft contrast to the bold fabrics on the front.

back of apron

Alex and I had our good friends over for dinner last night. The weather was perfect, so we spent the evening outside eating, drinking wine and talking for hours. For dessert, they brought homemade churros with chocolate sauce. Delicious.

I sewed for several hours today, and I plan to spend much of tomorrow sewing as well. I have a few custom orders on my plate, including another apron, several bibs and — a special request from my great friend who recently had Greyson — burp cloths. I’ve never made burp cloths before, and I didn’t even really know what they were until she requested them. But I did a little research and I have some good ideas for how I’m going to go about making the cloths. I’m hoping to get at least a few of those items crossed off my list tomorrow.


Entry filed under: Fabric, Family/friends, Handmade goodies, Sewing, The Boutique, Things and stuff.

Squirmy Les enfants

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jacquie  |  April 19, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    So cute, retro. If I wore an apron, this would be it!

  • 2. Sandra :)  |  April 19, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Very pretty – it adds a really nice finishing touch to the apron!

  • 3. Kandi  |  April 20, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Have I told you how excited I am??? I keep hoping to get a sneak peek on your site.

  • 4. Betty  |  April 21, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Looking good! Funny, I have lots of ricrac, but never used it either. It came out good.

    Sounds like a lovely dinner you had as well. Yummy


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