Saturday, November 3, 2012

Projects #1 and #2 Complete!

Well here is what I was up to.
Bought 10 aprons for $2 from and estate 
sale this summer.
flour sacks at Walmart
5 for $4.95 bought 2 packs

6 iron transfers for $11.95 x2 at Kmart
so I spent 
Now let us turn that in to 
12 presents for 5 different people
or as I see it $3 a gift.

Remember the recipes I used
they were My Great Grandmother's
hand written by her
one is for a tomato soup recipe and is written on
their Electrical business paper 
and the other
she signed
Nina Pearl Snyder
their Grandaughters
The Twins are getting these
this is the apron for Sheryl
I love how it turned out..may be my favorite
the other is for her sister
a little more playful

They also are getting towels
a set with oranges and pears
since one is a teacher and the other is a librarian
these are from my Mom's books.
One the twins father gave to her.
They love Louisa May Alcott
I like the graphics

Now another set of towels and an apron for my
SIL...but she reads my blog.
No peaking!!
so they will not be shown.

cousin Marty is getting this apron for a birthday present in 2 weeks
She misses 1515 after awhile and can not come at Christmas
so she will have a little bit of Charleston with her all season.
This is a postcard I had and added garland from Graphic Fairy

Her sister has the most amazing dog
he usually comes to 1515 but is getting a little older 
and does not travel well.
Several years ago I took a great picture of him
So he is on his Mommy's apron
and her other gifts
postcards I had one with puppies sledding and the other of a 
little girl calling Santa
my Grandmother gave her sister in 1909.

it took all day to iron the linens then transfer them.
But I took my time trying to think about each person,
who they are and what they like.
I hope they all will be happy.
of course I always make a mess.

my dining room looks like a linen store!
so the aprons and the towels are done.
Have another project for them.......involves
chalk paint!


Paulette said...

Wonderful idea, everything is lovely.

Donna W said...

I love, love, love your creations, Ann! The hand written recipe of your grandma's makes them extra special. Those tea towels are just gorgeous! And I am loving the aprons, too! I think these are the best kinds of gifts to give and receive. Creative, thoughtful, beautiful and useful as well! They will be loved for sure!

NanaDiana said...

Ann- those are really amazing. What thoughtful and creative gifts. The price is so reasonable and yet the value of the gift is worth so much more than money can buy. Everyone is going to be thrilled.
I did not know KMart HAD iron on transfers. I will have to check ours. xo Diana

Vintage Gal said...

Ann ~ all of these lovely gifts are just fab-u-lous. Wow ~ I love them ALL. These are the very best special gifts to give and receive at Christmas They are absolute treasures ~ special,special, special. How perfect ;-)

sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Ann! I love this idea! Very creative and simple to do....but what a GREAT and LOVELY use!! I need to get out more to Wally world and Kmart. I need some new tea/dish towels so I know what I'm gonna try soon! The written recipes of GRANDMAs is extra special! A true personal touch....Have a blessed weekend! Roxie

Rose H (UK) said...

Such a lot of love and thought has gone into these delightful gifts they cannot fail to please Ann :o)
Rose H

Protector of Vintage said...

Lovely gifts...very creative and special. Thanks for commenting on my vintage trays. Have a nice weekend.

Jill said...

Personal gifts are the nicest - very creative!

20 North Ora said...

What nice handmade gifts for family and friends. So creative and made with love for special people in your lives. Thanks for sharing.


ann said...

Fabulous.I may have to copy your idea. I love it.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

You really made these things so special, and they are really pretty! I'm sure each person will be truely touched by your thoughtfulness.
Erica :)

Perfectly Printed said...

Lovely!! The folks who receive these gifts will be so happy!! And the price is right!!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, these are such a thoughtful gift idea! I love that you are making these fun items and individualizing them!!!!
I hope you come over to StoneGable and share these at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly linky party. Link goes live Wednesday at 8:00 pm. Your very thoughtful gifts would be a welcomed addition!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh my gosh I almost cried when I saw this post. What a wonderful way to carry on and share your loved ones with your family and keep their memories alive and with you all for the holidays. I just love this. Can you tell? I have to do this or something like that for my girls with my moms recipes.

Cindy said...

Wow!! Those look wonderful and you've made them already, that's wonderful.
Hugs, Cindy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great idea. Sentimental, useful and very very special!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Stopped by from Sunny Simple. I LOVE this idea and I don't know if I like the aprons or the towels better. I've never used iron on transfers. First, do you scan your photo into the computer and then print it on the transfer? Also, are they machine washable then? Such a great idea!!

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, these are wonderful! I love you used your old family recipes. What a great idea! I know your family members will be thrilled to get these.
When my husband saw my uncle wring the chicken's neck a long time ago, he decided he wasn't hungry anymore! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susie said...

Ann, There is nothing sweeter than a hand made gift, made with love. You did a fine job on the towels. I love them. smiles, Susie

Jann Olson said...

Oh have you ever been busy! Love the aprons and towels. Adding the recipe of your grandmothers is such a fun idea. Gifts from the heart. I know they will all adore them!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Fantastic Ann! I can't think of a more wonderful or personalized gift. You are so creative, they're going to love the gifts.

PS/ Your table looked neat to me for all the work you were doing, LOL!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The recipients of your gifts will feel so special when they open their packages!!! I know you just can't wait to give them!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

So creative! Your aprons and tea towels are very pretty. You are going to have some very happy gift recipients. I am happy that we got to see your wonderful creations.

Diane Mars said...

Wow what a great project! Beautiful~

Curtains in My Tree said...

look how talented you are

happeningswithLana said...

Just found your blog. Very nice gifts, I am sure they will be well received. The dog is cute. Love the handwritten recipe one.