I’m not too good at getting all the links and such in place, but I wanted you all to know I have an APRON GIVEAWAY contest going on through my FB page! If you post a picture of ‘someone you love’ in an apron, like the page and share the post, you’re in the contest! Prize is a darling set of Halloween aprons:

Super cute Halloween aprons for little girls - you might win these!

Super cute Halloween aprons for little girls – you might win these!


I might use it someday . . .

I confess! I’m one of those anal people that save just about everything because “I might use it someday”!! The thing is, I DO USE it (or try to). I have this bin of bits and pieces of rick rack, seam binding, ribbon, etc. – most of it only inches long BUT, it comes in handy sometimes – especially when making kids’ aprons. IMGP6397Sometimes there’s only enough to decorate a pocket or 2, sometimes the apron is so tiny, I can embellish the whole thing! And, they’re so much cuter with a little detail, don’t you think?
Remember the day I got on a roll and cut 30 kids’ utility aprons? Well, there was a good chance to use up some trim!

Here’s another:

It takes some time to find the little odds and ends and make sure they fit, but it is fun!

Not all the loons are in Minnesota

I LOVE loons! The birds, that is – NOT the loons that occasionally crop up in Apronland. Now and then, I get random emails that are slightly odd – people that say “yeah, yeah! I want it!” and then skitter off into lala land, never to be heard from again. I guess that just goes with the territory.
Every once in awhile, though, I get somewhat bizarre communications that make me say, “Whoa – I guess not all the loons are in Minnesota!”

Anyone got a hankie?

I’ve always had a fondness for beautiful floral hankies. Back in the day (oh, say 58 years ago, give or take), my mom used to let me carry one to school each day. Darn good thing, too! Did I ever tell you the story about my kindergarten trauma? I got myself in trouble by humming! Yup, according to the teacher (whom I normally liked), there was a time for working and a time for humming and they were NOT the same time!!! To teach me that lesson (because being the normally cheerful child I was, I hummed while I worked) this mean, hateful disciplinarian made me stand in front of the entire kindergarten class and sing every song I knew – and I knew ALOT of songs!! Not bright enough to sing one or two, shut up and sit down, I sang them all!! – all the while sobbing dramatically in my now soggy hankerchief (it was the round green one with scalloped edges and pink roses). The episode is etched permanently in my mind. I know without a doubt I wouldn’t have made it through kindergarten without a hankie!
Someday, in my spare time (when I figure out what that is . . .), I’d love to try to make a hankie apron. They always look so cool, but I never had one of those!

Lost and Found!

So, what's in here??!!

So, what’s in here??!!

   I can’t believe it!!!  After being missing for 2 whole years, I finally located 4 aprons MIA since our last move.  It had become a standing joke when anything went missing, we’d just say, “Yeah, we’ll find it when we find the dinosaur aprons!” 

  So there I was today, trying to get creative with photos for my ETSY shop (

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SusiesTieOneOnAprons).  I was using an old wicker picnic basket that I thought was adorable with my new tractor aprons.  It obviously had stuff in it, so I thought I’d take a peek – HOLY MOLY!!!  I found the aprons – hahahahaha.  UFFDA!

“>2 dinosaur aprons that belong to the grandsons, my Santa apron and my Packers Super Bowl apron! 2 dinosaur aprons that belong to the grandsons, my Santa apron and my Packers Super Bowl apron!