Monday, July 6, 2009

Tiny Apron Cards!

I found the cutest little apron card on Anna Wight's blog this morning. She included a tutorial as well as a downloadable template. I downloaded the template and was inspired to make a couple of little fabric aprons. I embroidered them instead of using the pocket piece.

The next thing was trying to figure out where to put a sentiment on a fabric apron and make this into a card! I ended up using the Stampin Up Top Note die. My sentiment and stamping is on that cutout, and then the apron is clipped to the Top Note.

I found the clothespins at Stampers Ink in Shawnee Mission, Kansas (thanks Heather!) The recipient of this card could use the apron as a little decorative piece in the kitchen, or I think it is just the right size for an American Girl doll! Thanks, Anna, for the inspiration!

Black Bean Corn Mango Salsa

I made this recipe by combining several recipes I have tried over the years. You can adjust it easily, or leave out some ingredients if you prefer. This also can be used as a salad. If I serve it as a salad, I will add olive oil to give it more of a dressing. But for scooping up with chips, the oil-free salsa is very tasty and almost fat-free. The jar idea was shown recently on Michelle Wooderson's blog. She put a corn salad in her jar which sounded very tasty.

Here is my salsa recipe. Click here to go to a page where you can download a Word document containing a printable version of this recipe.