Thursday, April 23, 2009

Busy Bee Club Apron Swap

I will not be running a new swap here until June. If you are looking for another swap to join you can BUZZ on over to the Sassy/Flirty Apron Swap Blog and join Lucy and Shawnee in the Busy Bee Club Garden Apron Swap Club.

Busy Bees Apron Swap

Winner Winner

The winner of the lovely Tea for Two Apron is

Kat said...
Ooh red polka dotty apron. So cute! I love the baking beauty apron in the shop. Pink and cupcakes are two of my fav things!

Tea for Two Apron
Lucky Lucky Kat.
(how lucky is that!?! You are IN Australia already)
I will go contact Suzy Homaker AU and get your apron on it's way.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

***Fabulous Suzi Homemaker Apron Giveaway***

Suzi Homemaker
If you have not yet discovered the Suzi Homeaker Australian apron shop at Etsy, then you are in for a spicy treat. I stumbled on their classy apron shop while collecting sponsors for my Tea for Two apron swap. I fell in love with their style and their aprons. They are very HOT vintage aprons done in fabulously bright colors.
The wonderful ladies at Suzi Homeaker offered to sponser an apron giveaway right here on the Sassy Apron Swap. I have chosen to open this giveaway up to all my readers. Yes All of you!!
The apron to be given away is the Suzi Homemaker 'Tea for Two' Red Polka-dot Rockabilly 50's Retro Cocktail Apron
Tea for Two Apron
Isn't it fabulous. It is RED! What more can you ask for. :o)

Ok, how do you get into the drawing for this sweet little number?

1. Post a comment here (be sure I can link back to you or there is no point) (1 entry)
2. Go to their Etsy shop, favorite them, and come post a comment about what your favorite apron is that they sell. (1 more entry)
3. Blog about the shop and this give away linking to them and to me here at the Sassy Apron Swap and come back and leave a comment with the link. (3 extra entries)
5. Actually buy one of their aprons and leave a comment to show that you did (10 extra entries)

So go comment away and get entered in this giveaway.

You have until Tuesday, April 21 at Noon to post a comment (that is noon central time).

Final Winners

Dear Tea for Two Swappers,

Almost all the aprons have been received and those that haven't have all contacted me and we are working out getting those poor little aprons to their homes. :o)

Here are our two final winners.

The winner of the Lotion
Mary Kay


Alissa D in MN

The Winner of the Coaster set is....

Coaster set

...... Cynthia T in VA

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Last Giveaways

Busy Bee
I want to thank all of you for being such Busy Bees.
Almost all the aprons are done and on their way. I have heard from most of you and know that there are a couple of unavoidable delays but the aprons are headed toward their destinations. So if you haven't got it yet, watch for your postman and let me and your partner know when you get them. :o)
I have two more thank you gifts to send out to you swappers. Every swapper gets a chance at these but you can up your chances by posting.
Giveaway number one is....
Mary Kay
It is a luscious body lotion in the fragrance of Exotic Passion fruit from Mary Kay. Our friendly Mary Kay dealer is miss Ana L.'s mom. You can visit her Mary Kay site and check out other fabulous products and if you buy from her you are helping along another stay-at-home mom. Rebecca has a marvelous blog, Marvelous Pigs in Satin, where she posts crazy stories about her children and some pretty wicked NON-diet recipes for days when you just need some comfort food. (she also manages to stay pretty skinny too.)
The other prize I have for you is from one of our fellow swappers, and my BFF, Vea M.
Coaster set
We are getting this lovely quilted coaster set from Vea. It is so lovely and so well made.
You can see more of her creations at her newly opened Etsy Store Prairie Village. Vea is also a Stay-at-Home mom that has fabulous sewing, painting, quilting, designing and cooking skills. She has also recently stared up a new blog called...
.... where she posts great money saving tips and recipes. She has raised 8 children for very little money and is sharing her fabulous secrets which we can all use right now. Go check out her new blog and her Etsy shop and leave some great blog love her way. She is off this weekend helping her daughter and daughter-in-law man (or woman) a booth at the Norman Oklahoma Renaissance Festival. Them make gorgeous corset costumes. They can make you drop 2 dress sizes with a really good cinch of the strings. (I know I tried it!)
To win you get an entry for being part of the swap.
You can get extra entries by...
-posting a comment here (1 extra)
-go visit their shops and come leave a comment about your favorite thing there (1extra)
-post a blog entry about them and the giveaway and let me know in a comment here (5 extra entries)
- buy something from them and let me know (10 extra entries)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thank You!!

The swap time is now officially up. All the beautiful aprons should be done, packaged and shipped on their way to their partners. Please check the sidebar for your name and your swap status. That is what I have in my records (minus any typo's I might have made). So if your have sent your apron and it doesn't say so, then you need to let me know and make sure I know.
I also need to know who has received their aprons as well. Here is where my job gets easy (you help me and send me your information) or it gets hard (I have to track you down, ferret and apron out of you and get one sent off to your partner). :o)

Ok enough of that. Let's find out who is the big time winner of the apron swap "Got my package off on time" giveaway. (oh yes and let Lucy know I did the above!)

Out of 45 swappers we have 30 aprons sent!!! That is really great actually. If you are one of the 15 I will be getting in touch with you real soon. :o)

Tea Time Apron 2

So our Winner is........

Anna D in CA (Holy Cow!)


If you hadn't checked out Anna's blog yet, she is expecting twin girls in July. What a fun treat to have to herself. (the apron I mean).

Monday, March 23, 2009

Finish Line Giveaway

Ok ladies (and two boys),

We are down to the wire. You have one week to get your aprons made, packages filled and boxes shipped off to your partners.
Here are the rules for sending packages off.

Send your package between March 20th- 31st.

Send a clean, well made apron with some tea party goodies.

When you ship your package please let your partner know it is on the way (you have her email) and let ME know! I need to know when you ship it and need a tracking number if possible. Ladies this is just a little extra in shipping but makes a huge difference. Insurance it fabulous too if you want that back up and isn't very expensive compared to the cost of replacing a package.

Post pictures of the packages your receive or send (only after your partner has it) in the swap flicker site.

Now for the fun.
For everyone that turns in their apron, sends me notice and a delivery confirmation number by March 31st at midnight Central time, will get an entry in a fabulous apron giveaway.

Do you want to see the fabulous apron????

Well here it is!

Tea Time Apron 2

Here is the description of the apron.

Vintage Style TEA TIME Hostess Apron in Sweet Red Cherries Print:
Description-Created in keeping with popular 1950s apron designs, this apron will make your friends green with envy! With a pretty scalloped hem and cute turn-over polka dot pockets, this apron has vintage appeal that's hard to find!
This apron is made from a Sweet Red Cherries Print with a white background, and accented with hot red polka dot pockets, red sash and red trim around the entire hem. It is cut entirely on the bias for a beautiful drape, and is fully lined!
Measurements are as follows:
Finished length: 21" at center front
Total Sash is 88" long end to end
*All seams are completely enclosed for strength and durability*

Where does such a fabulous apron come from you ask??!?

Well from
SpiceRak Designs at Etsy.

Here is her Bio:
My name is Kathy, and I love to create! I've enjoyed many hobbies, but I'm always creating something, and always sewing! Sewing aprons as gifts for family and friends soon evolved into SpiceRak Designs. With the loving support and hard work of my husband, and the creative advice of our 11 year old son, we make a great team! Our original designs are inspired by vintage aprons from the 40s and 50s, with a fresh modern twist! Each apron is handcrafted with time and care, to ensure years of apron enjoyment! We love what we do, and hope you will love it, too!

Go check out her shop and leave her some Fabulous Sassy Apron Swap Love and mark her as a fave! (Why wouldn't you?!?) :o)

If you are having difficulty getting your package done and apron made, this would be a great shop to get a very fabulous Tea Party Worthy apron.

Here are some more pictures of this fabulous apron for you to drool over.

Tea Time Apron 3

Tea Time apron 1

Tea Time Apron 4

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tea Set Pins Winner

Thank you for all checking out Harley's Etsy Shop! She really is the best ever!

Our winner of the fabulous tea set pins is.....

Sandra P
Tea Set Pins
Now go give Harley's shop some Etsy love. Go and mark her shop as a favorite to say thank you for playing in our swap.

I will post another giveaway Thursday or Friday. Check back with the blog so you don't miss out.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tea Set Pins Giveaway

Another giveaway as promised.....

Tea Set Pins

My sweet friend Harley at hd artistics has made us a custom set of pins just for the swap. I have to say, I just can't resist her pins. They are so much fun to see peeping out of the tops of my favorite pincushions. I am starting to have a sweet little collection. Harley has even made up some fabulous teapots in her shop just for us. So go check her out. These pins make a great "Extra" for your swap box.

How to win.......

1. Post a comment here. = 1 entry
2. Go check out her Etsy Shop and see the wonderful things she makes, return and tell me what you love. = 1 entry
3. Blog about hdartisitic and let me know, giving Harley some fabulous blogging love. = 2 entries.
4. Buy a pin yourself and let me know. = 10 entries.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Teapot Winner

Thank you for checking in and letting me know where you stand on your aprons.

Tea Pot
The winner of the teapot is...
Irene S.
Thank you everyone for checking in and I will post another fabulous giveaway tomorrow.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Weekend Giveaway

Sorry I know it isn't Friday morning. Life happens and I forgot about an appointment yesterday. I do have a fabulous giveaway for you though.

Tea Pot

Over at J.Carrell's Originals she sells Teapots. I have got one of her 6 cup teapots for the weekend giveaway.

So how do you get one??
I want to hear from you. I want to know how things are going for you and your package.
So chime in here and leave a comment and get a chance to win the teapot.

She also sells marvelous tea cozies. They are so cute. Check them out while you are ate it. :o)

Tea Cozy
I will check all your entries and post a winner on Monday Night.

Tea Set Pattern Winner is....

Tea Set PDF

The lucky winner of our Tea Set Pattern PDF is....

Jenny C of OH

Yeay Jenny! Now the rest of us that didn't win can run back to the shop Ume Crafts and buy a copy for ourselves!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tea Set Pattern Giveaway

Ok I promised you another giveaway tonight. Here it is. I hope you are already familiar with the fabulous and most talented UmeCrafts aka LitlBrownBird. If not you are in for a real treat! total eye candy! She makes the most fabulous felt food patterns. I searched Etsy and found her Tea Set Pattern. It is so cute! Check it out!

Tea Set PDF

I picked this one special for our Little Miss Swapper's delight.
UmeCrafts has offered to send one of our lucky swappers the a free copy of this PDF file. I bought one myself last week and I have to tell you it is fabulous. The instructions and illustrations are wonderful and easy to follow. I can't wait to get making some. You know I have three little Divas of my own that want to play with this. We will see......

I bet you are wondering how to win aren't you? Well here goes:

1. You get one entry for posting a comment (hey you are doing your homework and checking back with the blog often and that is rewarded).
2. Go to her Etsy shop and check out all the fabulous things you can buy there and come back and post what you liked the best. (make sure you leave your name or something so I can tell it was you) :o)
3. Post something on your blog about her fabulous shop and you get 2 extra entries.
4. If you buy one of her fabulous PDFs you get and extra 10 entries. (just post a comment here telling me what you bought).

Now run along to UmeCrafts and check out all the felt goodness she has.

Oh I almost forgot you have till Thursday night to post a comment to be counted in this giveaway. I will post the winner on Friday morning.

Winner Winner

Thank you to everyone that participated in the first big giveaway! Fun responses and fun blog posts. I copied all your names down on paper, put them in a big bowel and little JEB helped me pick out a name and the name he drew was.......

Shawnee H.

No joking it was you girlfriend!

Shawnee is the new proud owner of the fabulous Teatime Apron from J Carrell Originals.

Tea Apron

Thanks again for playing in our swap giveaway. I have another one to post tonight when I have dinner done, dishes washed, kids in bed .......... Ok later when I have a minute to myself.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Tea for You Apron Giveaway

I hope you are all busy getting to know each other and start working on your packages. I have heard back from all of you now. I am very excited about the pairings in this swap and hope you are enjoying your partners. This is a very different way of swapping for SAS and I am interested to see how it goes.
I am also really excited about the sponsors we have for this swap and the giveaways we have lined up. Our first two giveaways were pretty fun and I hope you have all gone and checked out their sites.
I have a new giveaway to offer you today. My friend Jan from J Carrell Originals has offered us a custom made apron just for this swap. If you haven't checked out her site yet you should! She sells beautiful aprons (I have a lovely chicken apron on black that she made for me!! thank you!). She also sells tea pot (we will have a giveaway for one of those soon) and tea cozies. If you are strapped for time (who isn't) and would like to get a fabulous apron ready-made for your partner, check out Jan's aprons. They are lovely and very affordable.
Here is the lovely Tea Cup apron that Jan so graciously made for us.

Tea Apron
Fabulous isn't it!!!??! I just love it and am so excited that she took the time to make it special for us.
Do you want one??? hee hee
Well here is what you have to get this lovely apron for your very own. To get an entry in this giveaway you have to leave comments on the blog. Before I would give an entry for just being part of the swap but I think it is more fair to honor those that take the time to come here, read up on the swap info, and take the time to give some blogging love to our sponsors. So here are the ways to get your name in this giveaway drawing:
1- Leave a comment on this blog entry and get ONE entry
2- Go to J Carrell Originals, check out her shop and see what she makes, come back to the blog and leave ANOTHER comment telling me what is your favorite product on her site. For this you get One more entry in the giveaway.
3- Go to your blog and post a blog post about this giveaway, Jan's shop and what lovely things she is doing there and get TWO additional entries (you have to post a comment here telling me about your blog post so I can check it out and give you your two extra entries).
4- If you actually Order something from Jan - an apron, a teapot, or one of her cozies - You will get TEN extra entries. Just post a comment here again with your swap name and I will check it with Jan and give you your extra 10 entries.

You have till Monday night 12:00 central time to post all your comments here and I will pick the lucky winner and blog it on Tuesday morning.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

48 Hour Reply Giveaway

Thank you to everyone that replied within 48 hours. That makes record keeping so much easier. I hope you have all taken the chance to get to know each other and have checked out each others blogs. If you will notice at the top of the blog here I have a running list of what you are up to at your blogs. Check it out. There are some pretty crafty bloggers in this group.

Ok now for our winners.

I would like to send a huge Swap Thank You to
for making these lovely Tea Totes for us.

Our first winner is

Samantha L. in NM

She wins...

Tea Tote 6

Our second winner is

Alissa D in MN

she wins...

Tea Tote 5

Our third winner is

Katie W in AR

She wins

Tea Tote 2

These tea totes would make a fabulous Tea for Two swap gift for your partner. They are so cute and usable. I think I want one! Go get yours before she sells out.

Monday, March 2, 2009

All Swapped

Ok swappers I have got everyone swapped out that I have in my Database.

Here are the swap partners. (you are also receiving an email with details but this lets you look it up quick)

Samantha L and Amy S
Martha B and Irene S.
Jeanie S and Vea M
Betty S and Lucy B
Jenny C and Deiree S
Gabi S and Cara M
Ellena O and Cynthia T
Alissa D and Sandy W
Katie W and Kelly K
Shawnee H and Grace B
Susan W and Janet C
Sandra P and Katrina D
Kebi C and Dayna W
Judi J and Debra S
Anna D and Lisa L
Glenda P and Jessica S.
Beverly E and Lucy B

Little Miss Swappers

Cari Q and Caroline B
Natlie M and Audrey W
Sarah B and Tatum H
Ana L and Macy M
Hannah B and Sarita C

Our two boy swappers
Joe B and ______ M

Now get busy and contact your swap partners and get back to me. You have 48 hours to reply to the email I send you. I need to know that you have received your partner assignment and that you have contacted them.

I have a fabulous giveaway for those that do respond in time. The lucky winners will walk away with....

a lovely Tea Tote from The Cookie Jar.
Here are the three Tea Totes she has generously shared with us.
Tea Tote 5

Tea Tote 6
Tea Tote 2
Here is the description of the Tea Totes.
Tea totes are a tea lovers best friend. They keep your favorite teas at your fingertips, and hold them snug so they don't get lost in the never ending abyss that is your purse, or if you're like me, smashed and broken in your back pocket. All tea totes are sturdy and close quickly and easily with an elastic band. Each is unique and features a vintage button - no two are ever exactly the same. Love that!
Teas in photo are not included, sorry.Measurements: 3" x 4.25" closed
Care: hand wash warm, lay flat to dry, warm iron if needed

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Tea for Two Swap is now Closed

I want to send out a big warm Welcome to all my new swappers and my returning friends (if you have swapped with me before, do count you as friends). :o)

I will spend the weekend swapping each of you out. (and sniffling and drinking hot lemonade). I will post your partners on Monday.

Now for the winner of the sing-up giveaway.

Our first winner is......

Amy S.

She gets to go to The Whispering Winds Teas shop at Etsy and pick out her favorite tea blend.

Watch the blog for Monday's post about partners. If your name does not appear on the sidebar, please contact me and we will figure it out. I am human and do make little mistakes and if there was an oversight in the sign-up process, we can fix it.
Lucy B

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Time is Running OUT

Sign-ups for the swap End Friday night. If you have been waffling about whether to join or not, now is the time to jump in before it closes.

The first give-away I have is for signing up. You get an entry for joining the swap.
Whispering Winds Teas
With a tea party theme I went out and found this lovely little tea shop on Etsy called Whispering Winds Teas. I don't drink black, green, or white tea but do drink herbal infusions and they have some lovely blends I thought looked good.
So for my swappers that get signed up on time, I will pick one of you (that includes my junior swappers) and you will get to go to the Tea Shop and pick out a blend and I will have it shipped to you (if you are the winner). :o) I had to order the Chocolate Mint Rooibos - Herbal Tea . It sounded so lovely. Here is the description:
This herbal tea is delicious and has a great chocolaty mint taste. It begins with an African Rooibos base with the addition of peppermint leaves and cocoa nibs. Chocolate Mint Rooibos is naturally caffeine free and makes a nice refreshing cup of tea. The fragrance alone is delicious!
Doesn't that sound lovely! I love Rooibos. It tastes so rich and woodsy.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Junior Category

Tea for Two
While chatting with my niece today she told me about how much fun she had in the SSEN Apron swap that just got finished up and how much fun it was to get a package all to herself. She also told me how interested her little girl (age 6) was in the package and how she asked her if she would please join in another one of the Fabulous swaps but give her partner her name instead so she could get a wonderful apron in the mail and little peppermints in a box just for her. :o) Well as her great Auntie I couldn't say no. So ...... drum roll please.... I have added a junior category to the swap.
Children may be entered by an adult that will be helping them fill the box for another tea party enthusiast. I thought it would be fun for the little girls to get to know each other and write or something. I am not posting links to the little girls names to protect their privacy but they will be sent their partners links in an email at swap time.
To enter a child, just fill the child's name in (one per entry) and in the notes about the swapper please fill in the child's information.
We need to know their:
favorite colors
favorite treats
Fill out all the questions as for the child.
I also need to know the adult's information as to who you are so I know who to talk to about packages and such. Fill in that info in the notes to the swap mama slot.
The sewing ability applies to YOU not the Child obviously so I can pair seamstresses equally.

Remember you have until Friday to sign up.
This Junior category is a new thing and we will see how it goes. We usually only have mom's sign up and make aprons for #'s of kids not kids doing packages for kids.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tea for Two Sassy Apron Swap

Today is the start of the sign-ups for the Tea for Two SAS.

The theme of the swap is a Tea Party. This swap does have a swap fee. The swap is treated more like an apron swap club. The fee is $5. This insures you a package as it covers all angel needs for the group. It also goes to providing some fun prizes along the way. There will be some big drawing for those that do what is needed on time such as respond to emails promptly, get their packages off early and on time. Those that post pictures and such. We will also do a swap scavenger hunt where you get to know more about each other.
This swap is not going to be a secret swap. You WILL know who your partner is and she will know who you are. You will be having your own private tea party. :o) Enough chatter and on to how it will all work.

To join the swap you need to click on the paypal Icon here or on the sidebar and pay your $5 and you will be directed from there to the Sign-up form.

The sign-ups run from today, Feb 16th to Friday Feb 27th.
I will swap you all out and give you your partners on Monday March 2nd.

You will then get with your partner and get to know her. and then get started on making your tea party package.

The apron packages will be due on Monday March 30th. That gives you 4 full weeks to get your packaged done and shipped out.
Packages cannot be shipped before March 20th. I love it when people get right on the job and get their aprons done but half of the fun is the waiting for your package and wondering what your partner is up to. So don't ship before the 20th unless you are an international swapper.

Package Requirements - (Please read so you know what you have signed up for.)
I want to keep this simple.

You must make and send a lovely Tea Party themed apron.
It should be made from 100% cotton.
It should be washed and Ironed and ready go.
Your apron should be free of pet hair and smoke.
Make sure that what you send it something that you would be excited to receive.

You can also add in things that are tea party themed.
Small treats
A fun tea cup
Tea, herbal tea or lemon aid (not all of us are tea drinkers)
Some fun frilly little bit of linens that you like.
Just make it fun and not too expensive.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Apron Swap

Hello Swappers!
The Sassy/Flirty apron swap is getting all wrapped up and my mind is turning to my next swap here.
I am taking a little time off (a week) and will start the next swap here on February 15th.

Here is a sneak Peek at the theme.
Tea for Two

I am still working out the details.
I was very pleased with how the swap went. So much good communication with us and the swappers. Almost every apron is on it's way and the late ones are in constant communication and showing us progress.
It was really fun to have so many giveaways and the sponsors for the swap. I got to take advantage of some great deals myself and hope that you that participated did too.

The new swap will not be a secret swap. You will communicate with your partner!
It should be so much fun.
Mark your calenders and come back here on Feb 15th to sign up for the fun. There will be a limited number this time. Smaller swaps are easier to keep track of. :o)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mama Byrd's Sweetheart Apron Pattern


My new apron pattern is done and ready for sale. I have it in PDF form right now and you can snatch one up right this minute at my Sexy Apron Day Etsy shop. I am getting a hard copy printed right now and will post it as soon as it is available.