Sunday, November 16, 2008

A is for Acorn or Apron!

When Josh is on call I sometimes have trouble sleeping. Here is what I did last night:

I love the fall Thanksgiving-ness about these simple acorns!

These acorns are fabulous. The original idea came from another blog called Little Nummies. They used mini Nilla Wafers. I couldn't find those, but I did find mini Nutter-Butters!! I used extra peanut butter to help put the "shell" on and a little touch for a stem. Super fun and super easy! 

Can you tell I couldn't sleep? 
After the acorns, I decided to have fun with some Christmas material. This idea is from my friend Becca who does great work. This apron is far from perfect-but here is the miracle: I sewed something that wasn't a quilt or a receiving blanket! Yay! A big milestone for me, and I enjoyed it! I used a fat bundle of Christmas material so they came coordinated. I did have to piece a few pieces (like the strings) to get the right size. I just couldn't buy fabric by the yard with three boys at JoAnn's. Still, it was worth the trip in the rainy cold to get to make something fun! I used some extra red ribbon around the waistband just cause I had it and thought it was pretty.
So Ruff-i-lee and Christ-mas-ee!

3 comments:

Giggles said...

Those acorns look so yummy. I might have to try those.

I didn't know you quilted. We won't talk about my quilting problem.

That apron looks like so much fun. I have fabric for some Christmas aprons too. The idea is to have them done by Christmas. Maybe I should have specified which Christmas.

Desiree said...

I have got to make the acorns....so cute. Also I too have busted out the sewing machine and started new projects. I think the apron is great. Very talented in the wee hours of the night.

Mimi Nowland said...

I am so happy you are blogging! You are so productive when you can't sleep. How do you function during the day?