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Friday, November 27, 2009

Needing Christmas Ideas? I have some and a sneek preview of my new business, "Cuteness in the Kitchen"

I spent a lot of time last year preparing a bunch of wonderful ideas for gift giving for Christmas. I wanted to remind you that I have a great archive from 2008 that you should go to. On the right column, scroll down until you see the archives and then click on 2008. They might help you this year. After the Boutique in Park City, that I have made a poster for, I will have some more things that I will put up on this blog, but I am just too busy now getting all the last minute crafts completed and packaged. I hope that some of you who read this blog will come and say hello. My booth is "Cuteness in the Kitchen" and most of my Christmas Crafts and items for sale have to do with the kitchen. I have designed some darling Kitchen aprons for women, and some matching ones for little girls. I have a cute one for a Man in the kitchen as well. I have another line of aprons that are so cute. I want to give you a little preview of my aprons, before I actually open my website, so let me know what you think, and if you want to order one, you can email me at NOW FOR YOUR SNEAK PEEK.......
When I designed this cute apron, I wanted one that would look good on every woman. This one does and has a very feminine look to it. The prints are all really cute! If a woman work is in the kitchen for most of the day, she may as well look and feel great while doing the work, all the time keeping your clothing under the apron clean.
My inspiration was my Grandmother Robinson. She was raised in the generation that you always wore a crisply ironed apron. She always looked so cute and had such a great assortment of kitchen aprons, or front aprons as she called them.

This is what the mans apron looks like,except there isn't a pocket like pictured, but I have designed a Chef logo stitched in red and white and the apron is in black, so it looks great side by side with the woman wearing my aprons in the kitchen. I will have lots of these available at the Park City Little Dickens Fair.

These little aprons are so darling and fit a little girl from about age 4 - 8. This top apron is one fo the Mommy and me prints available.
These aprons are so cute on little girls as they are just as feminine as the Mommy apron. They make the little girl feel special as she is matching her Mommy. She can be side by side Mom in the kitchen making cookies, or helping do the dishes, keeping her clothing underneath the apron clean. She can also wear this as a craft apron as children need something to protect their clothing while doing craft projects. Isn't she adorable?
This bottom apron, which I call lipstick damask, is so popular that I have had to order more fabric and won't be available at the fair, but I will be taking orders.

I will also be selling a different retro style of women's aprons. These are darling. I won't have many available at the fair, but I will be taking orders and will ship to my customers homes within a few days of getting the order. When first seeing this apron, everyone asks...."Is this a dress and does it go all the way around?" The answer is no, it isn't a dress but an apron. It is so cute and looks really good on. The sash at the waist is very long and wraps around the back and back around the front and ties there, making even a more feminine look to it.
The same goes with this style. Notice that the bib of this apron is styled differently, but still very feminine and cute! Oh, such "Cuteness in the Kitchen!"
I also carry a line of "Glovables" that are designer rubber gloves, that match the aprons. These are so cute and useable. When I first saw them, I thought that these could be a gift to give the woman who has everything, or to a new bride along side of a black bucket (which I will have at the boutique) and a mop and a black scrub brush. SOOOOOO cute!!!

You are the first to see my new product line in my new business. I hope you like them, and I would love to hear what you think. Please comment below.

FYI - CLICK on the image to enlare it to be more readable.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

This darling postcard was found at

Thanksgiving Gift or Table Favor / nametag

I just created a little gift for my husband to give to the families that he Home Teaches for Thanksgiving, and decided that some of you might benefit from this as well. It certainly turns out cute, and easy to do. I did not put the dimentions of the bag that you will need for this header on the page, so here it is. You will need a 4" wide and 6" long plastic bag. I get mine at Xpedex and I even have one that has the self adhesive top so the goodies stay in the bag. Don't fill the bag more than 3/4 full so that you have some of the top of the bag to stapel the header to.

I printed this on both white card stock and tan cardstock and both look equally cute. I am sure that you will have a hit with this one as it is just darling!!!! (If I do say so myself)

Hope you like this little surprise for you and Happy Thanksgiving! Love, Katie G.

As an afterthought, I decided that the above little header was so cute that it could pass for a tag to go on the Thanksgiving Table for assigning seating. I just cropped a vintage woman for the Women, a little girl for the Girls, and used the same Pilgrim boy for both Men and Boys. I printed the names of my guests on the bottom right hand side of the picture, and I though that you could personalize them after printing by using a black magic marker and writing in your guests names. Enjoy! Katie G.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 2009 Visiting Teaching Handout

Here is another signature bookmark from yours truly. It may not go with the Conference talk that you choose to give as your lesson, but it has a good message taken from Mosiah 24:14. The talk that I prepared for my sisters is found on the Visiting Teaching Tips blog if you want to read it.

I love this message and if you read the scripture that it comes from you can see how it fits in. It is the last part of the scripture. It comes from the Lord telling Alma that he will not leave them in their afflictions and their burdens that they carry will be made light. You should go and read the whole chapter, as it is a great story that can strengthen all of us, especially when we are challenged or suffering or afflicted.

Enjoy the bookmark. Oh and I will have a special bookmark at the Park City Little Dickens Christmas Craft fair and boutique. I have printed it off and laminated it, and it has a Christmas message. Come drop by my booth and say hello. Love Katie G.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Little Dickens Christmas Fair and Boutique in Park City, Utah

The Little Dickens Holiday Boutique
When Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where The Park City Community Church - Fellowship Hall
4501 N. HWY 224, Park City (behind Park City Nursery)
Cost $2.00 per person OR $5.00 per family
($2.00 off if you bring canned food for The Park City Christian Center)
What - Over 35 vendors selling Holiday Gifts
- Beautiful wreaths and Poinsettias for sale
- Famous Bake Sale with hot beverages
- Prize Drawing that includes Deer Valley ski tickets
- Live Musical entertainment from local school choirs
and the PCCC choir
- DAY-CARE is available up to age 2 OR a supervised movie
and craft room for ages 3 to 8 - $2.00 per child!

I wanted to make sure that all of you knew about this! I will be there at my own booth with tons of cute gifts and things and "YES" there will be some cute ideas to give to the sisters you Visit Teach. I will also post some of these ideas in the comming Months. Drop by my booth and say hello to me! Sincerely, Katie G.

You know what they say about old friends and antiques? They grow more valuable with time.

Glad that you dropped by my blog!

This blog and it's contents go hand in hand with my Visiting Teaching Tips and handouts blog found at If you by accident get to this blog first, make sure to go back to the other one and see all that there is for you there. This is sort of my overflow or stroage blog because I can't keep everything there, so I add my creations to this storage unit and that is my Visiting Teaching Surprise for you. Sometimes however, I do put in things that I think you would enjoy even if they aren't specifically related to Visiting Teaching, but my vision in life is that if I take all the time to make things, I may as well share them and get more use out of them. Sorta like hand me downs but brand new "Down loads". I hope you enjoy these freebies. Drop me a note to say hello in the comments under the downloads posts.