Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Break Is Bursting Out All Over!

This week there are no discipline problems for me to handle, no teachers to observe, and no piles of paperwork to sort through on my desk because it is SPRING BREAK! It comes late this year, and in south Mississippi the weather has been perfect since Good Friday, which was our first day off. My spirit has soared both spriritually with our Easter celebration and creatively, while working on multiple projects.

 Yesterday I worked on planting a new bed in front of the screen to our "used to be" dog pen. I had an old fountain that did not work well anymore, so I filled it with verbena, asparagus fern, and vinca. When it fills out and the lion face is covered, I will like it a lot more and it will flow with the rustic look around the barn out back.

Gate latch updated with an old spade
  Since I gardened yesterday and worked on a few signs for an upcoming outdoor movie night by the barn, I found the need for a work apron to hold my tools, screws, and whatever I need at the moment. So this morning my first chore was to replicate a work apron of my husbands I found in the barn. Mine was going to be quick, simple, and plain. That just did not happen. It turned out really cute and so cute I probably won't wear it outside because I go from sawdust to paint to dirt without thinking. It fits me so well I will have to make that plain one after all!

Oh So Cute Apron

A tea-dyed muslin rosette along with some hand-stamped muslin ribbon for packages I made a while back were the perfect finish for my apron. The three deep pockets leave plenty of space for whatever my hands find to do.
I learned a few things from my first attempt at this apron, so next time I will do a little better job. My grandma taught me to measure and pin everything and sometimes I get in a hurry to move on to the next project! In fact, I think I will make my niece that is a hairdresser one. She has lots of stuff she can put in those pockets! :)

Well, it is time to go outside and garden some more since I have a helper here for the day. Best wishes to you and yours for good times and lots of sunshine!


This week I linked to these parties: 
Momma Hens Coop  


  1. Your apron is adorable. Nothing like a triple pocket apron to keep up with our busy days. And yours is cute, too! Perfect.

    1. Thanks, Ann. I visited your blog and the flowers are gorgeous. Lots of varieties that we don't see here...and the thermos collection is awesome! My husband and I have recently acquired a 1963 Bambi Airstream and some of your vintage things have inspired me in a direction for the re-do of our Bambi. I can see you must love to search out a good find. That is the fun part!

  2. It sounds like you're really enjoying your Spring Break...and getting a lot of fun things accomplished. Your apron is so cute, and will be useful too. Enjoy the rest of your break!

  3. This apron is really cute. Great job! Still think you should were it, it gets ruined then its an excuse to make another just like it!