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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

April Cornell

The other day, I was cooking supper and was wearing an April Cornell dress and spilled whatever I was cooking (it involved grease) all over my pretty dress. So I decided I needed an apron.

I found this free "pattern" (it's more like a set of instructions). I happened to have some pretty stash fabric that had been intended for some gift project that I never made years ago, so I sewed myself an apron.



I'll take some closer photos later once Ingi installs the nice hook thing we bought in New Hampshire from the League of NH Craftsmen. But right now he's sanding and refinishing the floor in the above photo.

Now, back to April Cornell. There used to be this shop at the mall near me. I loved their sort of vintage-style clothes, nice soft cotton fabrics, retro designs and fabric, it was a little pricey but nice. So one Christmas (a few years ago) my mother gave me a gift certificate for them. When I finally got around to going to the mall (I avoid the mall like the plague), the shop was gone. So after some sleuthing, I discovered that they were filing for bankruptcy! I was extremely miffed, it was basically like they robbed my mother, selling a gift certificate when they were planning on filing. So I joined the case as a creditor. A few weeks ago I got a letter, saying the case was dismissed, and went to their website and saw lo and behold they have a new internet presence. So I called and asked "What can I do with this gift certificate?" They converted it to an electronic one, and I bought some stuff. I may return the dress I ordered, I'm not thrilled with how it fits, it's kind of too big. Anyway. I'm still happy to get my Christmas present from a year and a half or is it two and a half years. And I am happy that they are still making clothes.

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