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Just finished the cutest full-coverage apron with cute, happy chickens all over the front and a pretty bright red lining on the back! 

It's a fully lined full-coverage cooking/cleaning/baking/what-have-you apron with ties at the waist, an adjustable neck strap and a good sized little pocket on the front to hold your hankies for wiping the tears just in case your chicken souffle flops ... ;)  (Speaking for myself of course.)

Listing it at Etsy today, here's a picture.
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Chicken and Cheddar Souffle
Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter for greasing the souffle dish, plus 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons), at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mild Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 packed cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 store-bought, rotisserie chicken, breast meat only, skinned and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 6 egg yolks, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 (1/2-inch thick) slices country-style white bread, crusts removed, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 egg whites, at room temperature
Directions Special equipment: a 2-quart (8-cups) souffle dish



Arrange an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 2-quart souffle dish. Set aside.



In a medium saucepan, heat 1/2 stick of butter over medium-low heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the nutmeg and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove the pan from the heat and add the cheeses, the spinach, chicken, egg yolks, and bread cubes. Stir until combined (mixture will be thick).



In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites at high speed until they hold stiff peaks, about 2 minutes. Stir 1/4 of the egg whites into the chicken mixture. Using a spatula, fold in the remaining egg whites. Spoon the batter into the prepared dish and bake until the souffle is puffed and the top is firm and golden, about 55 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy Food Network.  And no, I have not tried it, but I'm sure it would flop if I did.  I'm too busy sewing anyway.  :)



 
 
Beginning about 5 days ago, it seems like everyone found Lolly Posh!  Orders have been coming in throughout the day and we've been making daily trips to the local post office to ship out packages.  It's been so much fun playing Santa!  We've been able to ship every order either the same day or early the next morning, depending on what time of day the order came in to us and if the post office is still open or not at that time.  We want everyone to get their order in time for Christmas so we're doing our best to make that happen.

Thank you to everyone who ordered from us this year, we really appreciate your business! 

Please send us pictures, we'd love to see our clothing and aprons in use!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!


 
 
_Short and Cute and a Potholder to boot!  :)  I sewed up a little apron that just covers the front of a mini skirt or the front of your jeans, for women who just need to wipe your wet hands on something really quick while loading up the dishwasher.  It reminds me of the aprons that waitresses used to wear ... yes, they used to call servers waitresses back in the day.  I didn't add a ruffle to this one but added a little potholder hanging at the waist on a heart shaped button. 

This would be so ideal for a young lady who just wants to walk around the kitchen looking cute and not really cooking anything, so she really doesn't need the potholder, it can be strictly decorative.

It's also a great little gift for mom's little helper, you know, the child who hangs around the kitchen watching you place the break-and-bake cookies on the cookie sheet to pop into the oven.  I mean, who has time to really bake from scratch anymore?  Not me, I'm busy sewing aprons for those who do!



_50s Diner Waitress Apron
Short and Cute and a Potholder to boot!  :)

This is a short, cute apron made of cotton/poly blend seersucker fabrics featuring a floral print skirt and gingham checked waistband and ties.  It has a cute little decorative potholder hanging at the waist on a pink heart-shaped button.  The reverse side of the apron skirt is made with the pink gingham checked fabric and the apron is reversible (but you'd want to take the potholder off the button first). 



The apron is very short, would look great over a mini skirt.  OR ... It would be perfect  as a longer apron for a child who loves to "help" mom in the kitchen. 

Measurements:
Waistband between the ties: 16.5"
Ties: 28" long, each
Length: 12" from top of waistband to bottom of apron skirt (this is a short version and looks cute over a short skirt ... as well as jeans)
Width: 18" side to side - from left to right at widest part

Available at Etsy here.

Reverse side is pink gingham checked fabric.  Move the potholder to this side too!
Reverse side is pink gingham checked fabric. Move the potholder to this side too!
 
 
_Finally back to sewing in the sweatshop after Thanksgiving holiday! 

My husband asked me to sew him a gun cleaning apron so it's almost finished, I'll show you after it's done, I'll make him model it and post pictures.  It still needs ties sewn on and he needs to be here so I can cut them the right size first and he's gone on a trip ...

.... So, in the meantime I sewed this cute apron using green and white gingham checked cotton and some cute birds on a wire fabric that I purchased from SpoonflowerI just love the way it turned out, need to sew one for myself I think! 

Here's some info from my Etsy shop:
This is a short, cute apron made of cotton gingham checked fabric with a flouncy little ruffle around the skirt. The ruffle features brightly colored birds sitting on a wire, what's not to like about these cute birds!

The ties are made extra long so it can be tied into a big bow on the front if you wish.



Ruffled Feathers Apron by Lolly Posh
Ruffled Feathers Apron by Lolly Posh
_Measurements:
Waistband between the ties: 19.5"
Ties: 41" long, each (for wrapping around to tie in the front or to fit a larger waist size)
Length: 16" from top of waistband to bottom of ruffle (this is a shorter version and looks so cute over a short skirt ... as well as jeans)
Width: 24" side to side - from end of ruffle on left to end of ruffle on right -  see picture below. ;)
Ruffled Feathers Apron by Lolly Posh
Ruffled Feathers Apron by Lolly Posh
 
 
_Just finished three more holiday aprons for the Etsy shop.  I actually ran out of thread last night!  Had to make a quick trip to Hancock Fabrics for thread, fabrics and fray check. 

Here are pictures of the latest holiday aprons.  They'll be up in the Etsy shop soon. 



This first two pictures are the same apron, side one and side two ... it's a reversible girl's apron and can be worn on either side.  Two looks in one!  Made from my collection of 90's Christmas fabrics.

The waist measures 19" between the ties and it's 21" long from the top of the bib to the bottom of the flounced skirt and ties around the neck.
This is a reversible girl's apron and can be worn on either side.  Two looks in one!
This is a reversible girl's apron and can be worn on either side. Two looks in one!
This is a reversible girl's apron and can be worn on either side.  Two looks in one!
This is a reversible girl's apron and can be worn on either side. Two looks in one!

This one is a ladies apron with a cute ruffled hem.  It can be worn on the hips rather than tied at the waist if you like.  It's made from my stash of 90's Christmas fabrics and features two jolly Santas on the skirt.

The waistband measures 24" between the ties and the length is 20" from the top of the waistband to the bottom of the ruffled skirt and it ties in the back.
This one is a ladies Holiday apron with a cute ruffled hem.
This one is a ladies Holiday apron with a cute ruffled hem.

This cute vintage-style girl's apron is made similar to a pinafore.  From my stash of 90's Christmas fabrics, an old fashioned Santa is pulling a sleigh of toys on a village street on the front.  A cute ruffle at the bottom of the apron matches the bib and ties.

The waistband measures 19" between the ties and the length is 23.5" from the top of the bib to the bottom of the ruffle and it ties at the neck and waist.
This cute vintage-style girl's apron is made similar to a pinafore.
This cute vintage-style girl's apron is made similar to a pinafore.
 
 
Guess I'm on a "project a day" schedule right now.  It's what I do when my husband is gone for 4 days, sew and take pictures.  Makes the days fly by and before I realize it, he's back home. 

Since the last little apron was so much fun to sew and turned out so cute I decided to turn out another one using different fabrics.

This cute girl's flounce-skirt apron in vintage-inspired fabrics from my '90s stash is hot off the serger!  The apron measures 20" from the top of the bib to the skirt hem and 20" from tie to tie.  It has neck ties and features two cute fabric flowers at the place where the neck ties are attached. 

Coming soon to my Etsy shop!

Girl's flounce-skirt apron in vintage-inspired fabrics
Girl's flounce-skirt apron in vintage-inspired fabrics
 
 
Heart shaped bib on this apron, perfect for Valentines aprons!
Perfect for Valentines aprons!
_I'm always stopping at antique malls and digging around for vintage linens and fabrics and cute aprons for my vintage apron collection.  Yesterday I stopped in to a local antique shop while my husband was shopping for "guy stuff" at the sporting good store.  He has his "candy store" and I have mine! 

When he called me (way too early) to say he was done shopping and on the way to pick me up I was only half-way through rummaging the entire store.  Oh well, I was toting around a couple of large bags full of goodies and a new sewing stool already, guess I can't spend the day shopping an entire antique store all the time, right? 

What did I find?  Vintage aprons made of organdie, oh they're to die!  I need to photograph them yet.  But I did manage to shoot a picture of one small bag full of treasures.  I found vintage lace, table cloths, napkins, doilies, linens, and pretty little hankies, so of course I had to buy them along with the vintage aprons! And a fun looking heart apron pattern for valentines aprons!

I want to use the fabrics from the linen table cloths to sew up some vintage style aprons using these authentic vintage fabrics.  I gently washed them all last night and they are still gorgeous after washing them, although they will need to be ironed ... but that's ok.  I'm so excited!  The fabrics are just beautiful.

Vintage fabrics found at an antique shop.
Vintage fabrics found at an antique shop.
 
 
Yesterday I went out to a local antique shop to search for old patterns.  I didn't find anything in the way of patterns but I did find some vintage aprons (and other treasures)!  Using one of the aprons as a pattern, I cut a little girl's size full apron and then added a flounce at the bottom and a matching fabric flower to the right side. 

The fabrics are from my 1990's stash of Christmas holiday prints and solids.  The green fabric actually has gold sparkles on it! 

This turned out so cute I think I'll sew up a few more in different fabrics ... because I only have a few half-yard pieces of everything left!  Here's a couple of pictures ... isn't this cute?  It measures 20" from the top of the bib to the bottom of the flounce and 20" from tie to tie on the sides.  It also has a tie for around her neck, how sweet. :)




Girls Holiday Flounce Apron by Lolly Posh
Girls Holiday Flounce Apron by Lolly Posh
Girls Holiday Flounce Apron Back Side by Lolly Posh
Girls Holiday Flounce Apron Back Side by Lolly Posh
 
 
I've always loved aprons. I have a drawer full of vintage aprons in different styles in my kitchen. 

Some were given to me by my mother-in-law, some from her mother and some were little treasures that I found in antique stores or at garage sales.  There's just something special about wearing a cute apron while working in the kitchen.  I feel like I can actually cook or bake better when wearing one! And I especially love the ones with ruffles and full skirts, they make me feel so girly! 

So I decided to sew some vintage style aprons for sale at my Etsy shop and share the love with others.  Here are my first three.  They'll be up for sale after I finish a few more, maybe in a week or so. 

I have an idea for a vintage style utility apron with a bib.  And I'm going to sew one up for my little granddaughter Molly too!  :)


Red and white Ruffled Christmas Apron
Ruffled Apron made from some of my "almost vintage" Holiday fabrics from the '90s.
Vintage style apron made with fabrics from the '90s using a 1951 apron pattern.
Vintage style apron made with fabrics from the '90s using a 1951 apron pattern.
Vintage style apron made with
Vintage style apron made with "almost-vintage" Christmas holiday fabrics from the '90s using a 1951 apron pattern.
 
 
So yesterday I was waiting in my chiropractor's office for my turn to get adjusted and I got an email notification on my phone.  It was from Spoonflower, saying I had won a giveaway!  Oh my gosh, I was so excited that I jumped up and ran through the office to show everyone the email! 

"Thanks to the many folks who entered the giveaway for a big ol' bundle of Patty Sloniger's Backyard Baby and Spoonflower fat quarters last week.  The winner, selected by Random.org, was Annie Kitzman, a photographer and owner of Lolly Posh, an online children's clothing boutique.  Conratulations, Annie!"

I was so excited!  I was the lucky winner of a big ol' bundle of Patty Sloniger's Backyard Baby and Spoonflower fat quarters! Oh my gosh! I love Patty Sloniger's designs and can't wait to see the lovely fabrics in person!

And I love Spoonflower too! I will have to take pictures of the bundle of fabrics when it arrives and also the finished projects that I create with them so you all can see.

In the meantime, I'll anxiously watch for the package to arrive and keep sewing.


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Patty Sloniger design prints
 

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