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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mystery answer and new Makes

Hi there everyone,
Hope all who celebrated Thanksgiving had a lovely and tummy full day! I did and now I have to get back on track. Amazing how a few days of eating everything and drinking can really get you off track and put on some pounds. I'm short so it doesn't take much : (

Well, that's not fun talk, so let's move on fast. So everyone thought my item sitting on my new cabinet in my last post had something to do with a loom of sorts, and that is right, but not what I was looking for.
It is in fact part of a loom, let me put up another picture and maybe a little closer up.

                                                              Can you see this frog?

                                        Can you see the three colored threads and shuttles?

                                                            Here's the frog "LABEL"

                                                 Can you see the shuttles and the gears?

You put all those things together and you get a LABEL maker. It makes continuous labels on the loom. I found this at a Yarn and Fiber Festival here in Vermont. It featured mostly yarns, but there was one stall with antiques dealing with sewing and wooden items.
So I hope you are not disappointed, I thought this was really neat and had to have it!

Christmas is COMING!!!! So much to do, so much to buy, so much to make, so much to bake........but you know what, IT'S ALL SO FUN! If only the days were longer! I will start decorating in the next few days, I like to have it all up by December 1st, so this weekend will be my goal. I know many of you are decorated and already enjoying the season, I'm right behind you and catching up!
I have seen some lovely decorations on many of my favorite blogger, definitely keeping me on my toes.

So I had this idea of making a few aprons for gifts. I have this love for dish towels and wanted to use them for the design of my apron along with some of my fabrics and buttons. Look what I came up with.

                   This is a moss (color) check dish towel and lovely Riley Blake Designs fabric

           I made a waistband with the fabric and added some buttons in fun colors and shapes

                            The ties are nice and long and perfect for all sizes. Added my label on the tails.                             (Oops photo upside-down)

                        I love the fabric and was so happy to find buttons to match in my stash :  )

I want to share with all of you who visit me something I found on Facebook. I love it, had to share.
It is a little bit sad, but it is part of everyone's life and nice to remember.

Thanks for visiting my friends. What are you all up too? I will be visiting all of you to see!


  1. Robin, you definitely sound like you are in the Christmas Spirit. Love the loom, it is fascinating. And your aprons is perfect, it will make a wonderful gift.
    hugs to you,

  2. Hi Robin! I love how in the spirit you are.. can't wait to see your decorations when you're done. I'm just beginning but already there are lights glowing in the LR and DR - I love that part of the holidays!
    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S*!*!*!*
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. How amazing is that label maker Robin, I have never seen anything like it before! Your apron is super..all ready for Christmas cooking. Enjoy the run up to my favourite time of the year and yes those who have gone are never forgotten :0)
    Jane x

  4. I love the label maker Robin, does it still work or are there more pieces to it to produce the labels. You could produce your own little labels how brilliant would that be!!
    Gorgeous apron so beautifully made. :)
    Have a lovely weekend and happy decorating,
    Vivienne x

  5. Dear Robin,
    what a great label maker. I have never seen something like that before. And the Apron look so beautiful. What a special gift. I am looking forward to see your christmas decorations. Have a wonderful time and take care. Nicolexxx

  6. Oh Robin!!! I really love your label maker!!! I think it is such a fun item to have! you did great getting it... I've never seen one before but I loved it... can you make any design you want??
    Enjoy the Holiday season!!

  7. Dear Robin...so it was a label maker!! I would never have guessed, but what a great thing to have!! I love your sweet apron, especially the little row of coloured buttons, such a pretty touch.
    It was sweet of you to share those thoughtful words you found on facebook with us...so true, those loved ones we no longer have in our lives are still in our thoughts, especially at Christmas time.
    Enjoy your decorating, and your making and baking!
    Helen x