On a recent visit to Mexico this was the tour of a Brick Manufacturing Company. The bricks were fired in a handmade kiln and then torn down, rebuilt with each firing. Very, very interesting. Have any of you experienced this?
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Great Fabrics ...
I love color, style, fashion, and Great Fabrics. I have been asked, where do you get the fabrics for your aprons: www.overthetopaprons.com ? All of my fabrics are Designer Fabrics that I order on line. There are many wonderful designers with such creative ideas and marvelous use of color. I will list some of my favorites
Anna Marie Horner
Here are some fabric sites to order that you might want to check out::
Fabric.com ..... good sales and all orders shipped free with purchase of $35.00 order
Fabricworm.com .... large assortment of fabrics
artgalleryfabrics.com .... here you can find assortments not always available elsewhere
many Etsy shops ... just type in Etsy.com and then handmade - fabrics
This is a beginning but a good start. I would love to hear from all of you where you find your beautiful fabrics ... it is great that we can all learn from each other. Thanks!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sew 4 Home .... I just came across this Blog and I love it. Great information about fabrics, tutorials on sewing projects, beautiful illustrations. If you like to sew, like to be creative, then you will really enjoy the inspiration from The Creative Connection. ... just type in: Sew4home .... and you will be there! Have Fun!
Friday, July 2, 2010
The Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress declared the Thirteen colonies "Free and Independent States ... absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown' of King George
The Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Thomas Jefferson, age 33, laid the cornerstone of the United States of America.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Height o the Dep4ession -- 1934 Some of you may remember this - most likely the majority of you are too young.
But regardless of your timing in life - we can all pause and realize that we all have much to be thankful for.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Mother's day is just round the corner ... if the mom in your life likes to cook, or be in the kitchen ... well, why not have her look and feel pretty while she is preparing a great meal for the family or entertaining guests?... What could be nicer than to surprise her with a gift she could wear to make her feel special?
All aprons are available at: www.overthetopaprons.com
Thank you for visiting!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
My favorite Easter Hymn
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
Christ the Lord is ris'n today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say: Alleluia
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav'ns , and earth reply: Alleluia!
Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened Paradise, Alleluia!
May you have a Glorious Easter!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Over The Top Aprons ..."Top Mini" Model." LuLu started modeling for me when she was a little over 4, in PreSchool and is now 6 .... in the 1st grade.. She is so darling and will do any little pose I suggest. She is sweet, bright and loves to model for Over The Top Aprons.. Isn't she a doll!? I am afraid that as she grows I will need to keep up with her and make larger children's aprons.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
First off ... This is me .... Corline ... Owner/Designer of www.overthetopaprons.com. It is time again for a disclaimer. Most people just assume that I am the darling model of the aprons on my website.
Here is the cute model ... Syd .... University Student, premed student ... marvelous model for www.overthetopaprons.com Our staff calls her 'Our Top Model'. (Next post I will share with you our 'Top Mini Model').
I started my website about one year ago and people have been very, very supportive which I sincerely appreciate. When I decided to do a website I was actually discouraged about the idea from several people. Their recommendation was to go on some selling site like Etsy or Art Fire .... both wonderful sites but for me (because of my age ... and young in spirit! ) I decided it was now or never. I opted for the now. I am so glad that I did and I would encourage anyone debating about starting their own website to go ahead. The cost is minimal depending on the hosting site you choose and if you can maintain the site by yourself.
I am very pleased with Pappa Shoppe for my hosting site; they are very personal, always available and very quick to assist you and walk you through any problems you may have. They are always adding new free templates with a range of styles. I am definitely still in the learning stage but if anyone has any questions about Pappa Shoppe or just starting a website I would be glad to share what I know.
I will be giving more updates of what I am doing, resources I use ... answering some questions that my customers and viewers have ask. If I can be of help to any of you, please do not hesitate to drop a comment and where I can get in touch with you. Have fun with whatever you decide to do ... go with your passion!