Monday, December 15, 2008


I have added a few items to my shop today! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Here is the fabulous display my hubby whipped up for me. I have been so busy sewing and selling that I haven't had time to get any posted on etsy yet. If you see one you like hanging on the rack...let me know and I can get some pictures taken of it and posted on etsy for you! I am very excited and pleased at how the fabric combinations are turning out and so are the ladies buying them up! I have sold 9 in two days! It brings me great happiness to see women get all giddy over the aprons! Yippee!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I have sold two more aprons and two more cake plates in two days! Woohoo. Just when I was starting to think that people didn't really think it was all as cute as I thought it to be. Girlfriends...I'm telling really is darling...if I might say so myself. Wait I just did! I know I would be thrilled to open up an apron on Christmas morning....but wait....they are all so cute I have kept one of every kind because I just can't seem to part with them completely! It's Ok...I keep them rotated! I am busy sewing away today hoping Black Friday might be a big day on Etsy too!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Pink rick rack up top near waistband.

Pink rick rack on bottom hem.
Here are two more going up for sale! This time I was the model and Dave played photographer! I seriously want more of this fabric.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I have found some time to sew! Aprons will go up for sale on my esty boutique later today! Want a sneek peak?

I think I have three total of this with tulle on the bottom and the other two with a crisp clean edge....both equally cute!

And I am just loving this gathered half apron! I think, when finished, I will have 4-5 of this style...some with the green stripe ribbon and some with red ribbon.

I started with some Christmas themed ones just to get those available for December 1st to give you the whole month to wear them. The fabric combinations are amazing and adorable in person {at least I think so} and will surely be treasured for many years to come. I have kept a few to wear myself and plan on passing them down to Kaia when she marries!

I am sewing a few more today and tomorrow in general fall/winter/spring fabrics too! I have a really cute chocolate brown/turquoise/pink that will be going up as soon as I get my model back over here for a few pictures!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


for christmas....

for fall/gifts......

I'll let you know when they are in my etsy shop!


and the winner is......picked from

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-10-25 16:12:06 UTC won...congrats!
{please post your email so that I can get this package to you quickly!}

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Give-A-Way....woohoo! In celebration of opening my new Etsy store...FunkyVintageKitchen {no spaces on etsy}, I am going to do a give-a-way of one of my Halloween aprons. Rules for entering give-a-way...

1. Enter a comment below.

2. Then post and link to this blog announcing the give-a-way on your own blog! {if you need help linking...let me know and I will try my best to help!}

You get a chance to win one of these adorable aprons, and I get some bloggy love and advertisement from you! Yeah for the blogging community. Good luck to all! Winner will be picked Saturday at 9:00 am, so I have time to send 3 day mail so you get by Halloween!

Here's another look at the apron...more pictures are posted farther down blog.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I opened my ETSY storefront today. It is really exciting. I haven't sold anything yet. But people have already started looking at my items. At least there is curiousity! Very exciting. I still have a lot of amazing fabric to make aprons. They are going to be very funky, very fun, and very hip! I will try to post a pic of the fabric choices I have surrounding me. This makes me all tingly inside!

Here is my post with apron pictures from my family blog...

What starts out for me as a search for the perfect something {whatever it is that I am looking for at the time} ends up with me being discouraged that I can't find exactly what I had pictured in my mind. This happened when shopping for cake plates and aprons about a month or so ago. So I do what any good Bette Homemaker would do and I create that which I was looking for. I hope you find my style and choices as fun, hip and exciting as I do! I have many more aprons to come.

I will post pictures of fabric and finds that I will be working on and posting in the near future. I hope you enjoy shopping as much as I do....because I need to sell these things to keep my marriage happy! {not really, but it would make life easier.}

Here are pictures of my first apron....I'm making 4 of them!

Thanks, Carla, for being my apron model! Happy Halloween! Happy FunkyVintageKitchen! Happy Etsy Shopping! Can you tell by all the exciting marks {that's what Blake calls them} excited I am!