Friday, March 30, 2012


(for your listening pleasure)

You know those adorable dresses and skirts you see at the store? The ones you try on and then realize they have a mini-skirt?  Yeah, I had some of those. Thankfully, I have a mom back in CA that misses thrift shopping with me.  She sent me a bunch of cute clothes, but since I couldn't try them on they were too small.  
So I took 2 dresses and made them into one. A "2fer"!  The coral colored dress was a short tunic style dress I had bought and I attached the skirt from another too-small dress underneath.  The brown plaid skirt was a itty-bitty sundress; so I took the skirt off of it and added the bottom half of another brown skirt.  I'm excited to try this technique on some other clothes that are wasting away in a huge pile of unfinished projects and fabric.
Spring is in full bloom here and I'm enjoying the evidence of God's hand all around me. Pause and look around; drink it all in and thank the One who made it all.

Monday, March 19, 2012


(Yes, that is an expression I've learned from my hubby)
Well, finally at long last I have randomly chosen the winner of an all expense paid vacation to SPRING! Courtesy of 2 handy-dandy blue and brown re-made scarves.  And the auspicious winner of this priceless grand prize is:
ERIN P. !!!!
Congratulations, Erin!
Thank you all for entering and sharing and following my little endeavor. It's been fun!
Stay tuned for my next post, coming to you live, just as soon as I can think of something interesting to post!
If you are reading this post and YOU want to win a prize; well you need to follow this blog or follow my Facebook page.
Thank you,
love, Lara. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Blue Brown Scarf Giveaway!

I've done an apron giveaway before and that was fun. But, I thought I'd giveaway something different this time. I bought these remnants and trims at our FAVORITE store, The Scrap Exchange. I don't even know how much they were because I got to stuff a bag full for $2! Man, I love that place.
I've only recently started to appreciate more earthy colors.  I'm now drawn to brown, rust, orange, and moss green.  And I love the combination and contrast of brown and blue together. I grabbed this southwest style ribbon quick when I saw it in a bin.  It makes a perfect trim for this scarf above. 
Hubby photographer was cracking me up!
I love ball fringe and this beige strip perfectly reflected the spheres of the white polka dots on the scarf remnant. Sewing serendipity!
Goofing around.
If you'd like to win these 2 scarves for your Spring wardrobe, leave a comment below telling me if you'll keep them both or give one to a friend!
BONUS ENTRY if you share this Giveaway on Facebook or Twitter!
ANOTHER BONUS ENTRY if you "Like" my Facebook page: Purple Pinafore!
(Leave a comment for each entry telling me what you did. Thank you!)
One winner will be chosen at random.
Make sure to leave me an email address where I can contact you.
Thank you!
This giveaway will end on Wed., March 14th.