Here are the goods I got from the lovely and talented Amanda...I am soo thrilled !!!! She totally GOT me...which I have to say is hard. I was feeling bad for whoever pulled my name because I am not the easiest person to make for. (Click on all images for a larger view)
Isn't this a cute apron! I'm telling you I am going to be wearing this apron out on the town! It's not going to stay hidden away in my kitchen! On the pockets are skelly heads that are embroidered and lined in red gingham. I love details like that! And check out my chain!
She sent some extra goodies as well...like a matching pot holder in red gingham and black skeleton fabric (seen on the left). The recipe cards are on the right and have the cutest little monster on them holding a speared food product saying "I cook!"....love them! One of the recipes is for Pink COCONUT frosting....and it calls for gin or vodka! Forget frosting the cake! Let's just eat it right out of the bowl! In the middle of the photo are the little ribbons that were tied around the packages...so dang cute! They are black ribbon with skelly head beads.. I see these becoming hair adornments for my pig tails! On the left, on top of the pot holder is a nifty CD holder along with 4 very cool CDs (more on that below). Then in the background is a vintage cutesy apron....did I rack up or what?
Here is a close up of the front of the CD case she made. First off what I love about this little organizer is that it is scrap craft (made from a brown paper bag!!!) soooo clever! Amanda, you should do a tute on this baby! At first glance the image on the front is cute... two vintage pinup chics.. but there's more going on! These chics are wearing saran wrap dresses and have cooking utensil headgear (a pot and spoons)! That is soo bad ass!
Here is the inside of the CD case... cute details! lovin' them! the CDs are bad ass too! Stuff I had never heard about before... The Raveonettes and some old timey 20's, 30's, 40's comps with songs alluding to sex and dope! Too cool!
I got Mary Ann for my guest! Lucky for me she and I have similar interests so she was pretty easy to make for. I made the apron design up myself and included a matching head band seen to the right.
I also made a matching recipe card holder book(below, on the left). The recipe cards are on the right..I still owe her an extra recipe because of computer issues.
What's Cookin' first round done! Hope everyone had a fun time!