Saturday, 28 April 2012

All 3 Country Aprons Together

A beautiful spring day to swing on the barn yard gate ~ all 3 sister's aprons in a row ~

Ladies with adjustable over -the- shoulder straps, teens apron and girls apron.

I timed myself on sewing these aprons and will now only make the over-the-shoulder aprons if requested...they take a lot longer to sew and cut out.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Little Girls Country Garden Apron

This is for the younger sister of the previous apron ~ so just had to include some lace and pretties for it as well.  Difference is that this one just called out "make me reversible!"  So it is!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Country Apron

Made this apron for a teenage friend of my daughter... she picked some of the fabrics and I coordinated with it.

 Lace trim on pocket & bib and also ruffled eyelet hem

Monday, 23 April 2012

Girls Teddy Bear Picnic Apron

A little girls teddy bear print apron with a front pocket and adjustable shoulder and waist strap design.

Double eyelet trim on front pocket

Ties through hoops by the waist, approx size 4-8 $15

Boy's Fully Reversible Plaid Apron

 I had a special order for a boys apron in blues and reds...this is what I came up with.  Fully reversible.
 Red, black, grey and white Plaid print with divided front pocket.  Adjustable button neck strap.
 Blue and White checkered with front divided pocket on the flip side
Showing both sides together.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Barnyard Dotty

This little apron is for a March birthday girl.  She is one of our daughter's best friends and was sick on her b'day, so she gets her present a little late.  Guess it will be safe to post this now...

Welcome to Barnyard Dotty ~ girls picked out this material and there's more of it if anyone wants to order the same look.

 Simple pattern with a tie neck strap and waist and a double ruffle for cute factor.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Pink Raindrops Ladies Apron

I had a special order for a ladies apron with pink and lime green, so this is what developed.

 Full bib apron.  Triple lined bib, 2 front side pockets, wrap around option with waistband ties, adjustable shoulder straps and tiny inside pocket for an Ipod.

An inside pocket for those things that play music
2 buttons, inside and out and 2 buttonholes for lengthening

Ties can wrap around to the front if it strikes her fancy

Eyelet Lace Trim
Option to  cross the back or have straps straight

The front triple lined bib

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

A little sewing, a little hatching, a little gardening...

These 3 things make for a happy woman...ME!
So here's a little update on the chicks we have right now.  We've had all 3 hens hatch out for us...the last one "Caramel" hatched 10 eggs for us.  We also had a friend hatch out 7 eggs for us and then we brought home 6 more of her chicks.  They are in the house...let the fun begin!

 Trudy and Crystal have started to mother hen together... the chicks jump all over them and go back and forth between the two.  They still know who is their Momma, but the Momma's aren't so protective anymore.  The chicks can now have playdates!
My Dad thought this was so funny ~ White Silkie hen with little black bantam chick!
The promise of seasons...spring flowers!

Over estimated the popcorn

 These 2 little yellow chicks were from our laying hens brown eggs, BUT they have fuzzy feet.  Conclusion ~ Mr. Bean the Brahma rooster is the chicky daddy.  Can't wait to see what they turn out like!

Little bearded chick named "Tiger" due to it's Bounciness
 Girls put all 13 chicks on Daddy.  If you can see, the one furthest up his arm by his elbow has chipmunk fat cheeks!  Definite Americauna, crossed with our Danish Leghorn rooster.
 This little black chick is an Australorp I is very sleepy and you can see from the following pictures.  It sleeps in any sort of position and they called it "Hyper Hazel" for fun.


We have 3 of these Australorp and they are so sweet!
 Mei was taking pictures of our 3 little Grey Orpingtons...isn't she cute?  If I say SHE maybe SHE will be a SHE???

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Chicken Hens and Roosters and Chicks

It's that wonderful time again when nothing says spring like the Cheep Cheep of baby peeps. 
We had 2 hens hatch out 13 chicks for us and this weekend another hen may hatch out 10 for us.  All these chicks were a "barnyard mix breed" as we hadn't separated our roosters from the hens.  We could tell who the hen was from the egg (obviously) but not the rooster.  A couple look pretty obvious, but the rest are leaving us guessing.

Well, now we have had our roosters and hens separated into individual pens.  This is what we have right now in a little incubator, but I am always nervous that they may not hatch.  Nervous Nelly.

The pure Partridge Cochin Pair.

 The above rooster "Rocky" is also fathering the white silkie chicks below.  There are 6 of these combo's eggs under the next broody hen "Caramel" that will hatch this weekend :) YEAH
"Tweety Bird" the Buff Japanese Rooster has 1 lady friend "licorice" a black mix breed bantam
 This little rooster sure got around...we think a lot of the eggs that were under the broody's were his!
"Licorice" black bantam mix breed, lays a blue green egg almost every day
 We have 1 black/brown chick from Licorice under the broody's and she is adorable!
"Brownie" the Leghorn Rooster has 3 Leghorns, 2 grey Americaunas, 1 Easter egger/sussex?
Some of Leghorn's hens
"Debbi" the cross hen, with Leghorn roo
We have 1 chick from the broody's that is already showing a nice beard... so funny!
Brown ISA/Buff Orpington and pure ISA Browns are with 1 of the following roos

"Louie" the Jersey Giant Roo
 We don't know how good a job he is doing, as I've thrown away some of his eggs, the hens peck at his feet, so we have to really watch him.  Hoping to get some chicks from him for the size would be better for the dinner table.
Mr. Bean, the Dark Brahma Roo with ISA Brown hens
The Brahma/ISA cross should be cute.  We've got a few chicks from the broody hens that look like a Brahma cross and they are pretty cute... hoping for a few hens!