Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Gifts~

Well, I got the two aprons finished that I was giving for gifts…here they are






I had so much fun sewing these up and the recipients seemed happy to receive them!  I am linking up to We Did It! Wednesday over at Sew Much Ado.. won’t you join us??

Saturday, December 18, 2010

What I did on Friday Night

I joined Friday Night Sew In in starting and finishing this apron…Shhh…it’s a gift so don’t want to blow too loudly about it..

Head over to  Friday Night Sew In on Flickr and see what everyone was up to!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Night Sew In

It’s tonight, I almost missed it!  I have work to finish up for Christmas peeps..I can give a little peekaboo preview only, don’t want to spill the beans, so to say..have a feeling I will be needing a lot of those beans, coffee beans that is!


That’s all I can post..sorry..but tomorrow I will post the finished project,maybe..or at least a peek..

Join up at Friday Night Sew In by clicking HERE and join in..lots of fun and prizes, too!

Monday, December 6, 2010

It’s A Wild, Wild World!

Finished my Zoo Animals apron on Saturday, it turned out better than I thought..I wasn’t sure about the ric rac, but I like it with the brown accents on the apron



FOR SALE $24.95 plus $4.90 priority mail shipping!  This would make a great gift!

Friday, December 3, 2010

New designs!

Here are a few more I have finished since my last post, and one I am sewing today. 


Prices are $24.95 for the half aprons and $28.95 for the full aprons, plus $4.90 priority shipping.  Any of these would make a great Christmas gift!








This beautiful and elegant apron is still available:




And lets not forget these:





If interested in any of these, please email me at bboyack1@yahoo.com and we can connect, or leave me a comment here!

Thank you so much for looking and comments appreciated!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Joy!


I finished several aprons this past week, thought I would like them up to the  By Your Hands Blog Party which is a great place to list handcrafted items for sale.

This adorable gingerbread men apron is spoken for, but I have more fabric and can do a custom order!


I also finished this Doggie apron, it is also spoken for but will be looking to purchase more fabric so let me know if you are interested in one!


Maxine is also spoken for, but can make more also..just say the word!


Thank you for looking.  I only use high quality fabrics and trims and I love making them!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Elegante Christmas


Just finished this apron, it’s a beautiful red print with the accent in gold leaves, and stunning gold rick rack..Will sell fast!  Price is $24.95 shipping TBA..



I was so blessed to receive this fabric as a gift from my friend Parsley at http://seasonsofmymind.blogspot.com/.  She sent it to me to fashion a special apron to sell..She also sent me the cutest doggy fabric to make her an apron


can’t wait to finish this one!

Have a wonderful day..  If interested in Elegante Christmas please email me at bboyack1@yahoo.com . Thank you for looking!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

On a roll..

Yes, I am..I have been sewing pretty much every day since the new machine arrived..it is sooo nice, I’m kinda glad mine and my mom’s machines broke, lol.

I sewed this apron for my friend Anne who lives in Colorado, she is in an apron swap and not a seamstress, or at least that is what she thinks, so I said send me the fabric and I will whip it up for you.  Here is the final product:



Here is one for Thanksgiving and fall



AND, this is not a Christmas apron, but I have had this fabric for a month or so and I HAD to finish it..


Yes, that is Maxine..too adorable if you ask me!

And…this fabric is for my dear friend Shelly’s custom apron, it just arrived on Saturday from one  of my fave quilting shops Strawberry Patches in Bakersfield..I have never been to this awesome shop but my blog friend Suzanne is the owner and she carries so many fabrics and is a master quilter..Her fabrics are divine!


Ok until we meet againSmile

Friday, November 12, 2010


I just finished this Christmas style apron last night..



What do you think?  I love the more modern look to it!  I am going to be concentrating now on Thanksgiving and Christmas style aprons.  I was wondering if there might be any interest in a Hanukkah themed apron??  If so let me know so I can look for some awesome fabric!

Dog face

PS I am linking up to Amanda at her Serenity Now Weekend Bloggy Reading list!  Stop over and check out some awesome bloggers!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Handmade Blog Party SALE!

I’ve joined up with By Your Hands -What Do You Have on Sale? today.  Here are just a threesome of what I have on hand to sell.  Normal price is $24.95 for the half aprons and $28.95 for the full aprons.  Today only I will sell any apron in stock for $21.95 for half aprons and $25.95 for the full..here is what I have on hand ready to sell and ship..would make a great Christmas or Holiday gift!


Christmas, of course! – SOLD

A bit of spring!

Alice in Wonderland


How about some pretty senoritas?  So..which will it be?  Also, I can make custom aprons for you..you can check here on my blog some of the fabrics I have online.

Thank you for looking, I love making these and hope they find wonderful homes!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Good News!

I got some very good news yesterday, after some very bad news on Thursday…first we found out that my mom’s sewing machine is also toast.  Gone.  Kaput.  the good news is that my sweet mom found a Brother machine on Amazon and ordered it for herself and I can use it until I can buy my dream machine..

It’s a Brother CS6000i and looks like this


this machine has lots of decorative stitches and says its also good for quilting..I am hoping it will arrive soon, I have five aprons all cut out ready to sew..

Thanks, Mom!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Verdict

Well we took the sewing machines (mine and mom’s) to the repair place in Palm Desert.  Seems their tech comes in only on Thursdays, now why don’t they say that in their advertisement?  Anyway, mom’s machine needs a tune up, about $89.00 and mom said it was way overdue for a servicing.  Mine, however, is TERMINAL.  It was a good 32 year run, old machine, but you are not important enough to me to spend upwards of $200.00 to repair you.  I would rather put that money towards a newer better machine.  As Carl would say, the ole singer would make a good anchor at this point.

The shop, of course had some awesome new machines, Bernina’s they were.  So mom and I get a demo of their highest end machine, it embroiders, it threads itself, it’s totally computerized with windows properties, has a gazillion stitches, and it even cuts the fabric..The Bernina 830

Ok, its fabulous, I covet, but not $12,000 worth!

Another nice model is the Artista 730 at about $8,000, aw drop in the bucket.

In reality, I am looking to spend less than $1,000 but would like a machine that does some embroidery, sewing and good for quilting..I am thinking I can find a nice machine for that..

I am going to look at the Baby Lock machines…they intrigue me..another option is craigslist..I don’t mind a used machine if its in great shape!

Ok so that is the story of the machines, I shall have a running machine by Friday of this week, I hope..I have aprons and a couple other project lined up waiting to go!

Friday, October 29, 2010


#^$*(%# that’s what I said.  #@^&^^&*!  Ok so my oldie sewing machine, the fabulous Singer Stylist from 1978 conked out on me a couple months ago..something wrong with the needle and feed..I just kept breaking needles trying to fix it and those thangs don’t grow on trees, so needs to get to a repair shop..my mom lives close by and brought HER machine over, a newer Singer that have been using..until today.  I was humming along sewing ric rac onto the skirt of a Christmas themed apron, and bam.  it just slowed down and would not start up again…Carl took it apart, oiled it, etc..I have no idea what is wrong except now I have broken two machines.  Will take them both to a repair shop tomorrow morning and see which is cheaper to fix.  I can’t spend much 1) due to low finances here and 2) I plan to buy a snazzy machine probably after the first of the year sometime.  So looking for some prayer for both these fine machines that one of them gets up and running.  Oh me, oh my.

Here are a couple of machines I have been coveting

Ellure Plus

Baby Lock Ellure Plus



Baby Lock Esante


or a Bernina

Ok so I am dreaming..I can dream big..Truth be known, right now I just want one of my machines to work!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Just finished a Halloween apron and it’s too darn cute if I do say so myself!!  I am done now with Halloween and will be concentrating on Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas..If you need a cute apron let me know..if you have fabric, let me know, for a small fee I will sew it into a masterpiece!