Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ultimate Upcycle

So you wear blue jeans almost daily.
Coffee is a must every morning
throw in a bit of Bluebonnet Smile magic and...
How can you not be smiling now.
See you at the Barn Sale this weekend.

Heading to the Barn Sale

We are on our last big push before heading to Gonzales this weekend for the Barn Sale.  The oilcloth aprons are all packed with care.  The hangin' lights are all ready to shine.  Barbed wire balls are tied up tight.  We had one more thing to do, can you guess what it is? 
Here is a Clue.
Come on out to the sale to see what it is?

Monday, October 29, 2012

This is how to decorate your tree

Don 't you wish you had a tree like this in your front yard?  These barbed wire balls will be ready for you to take home with you from the Barn Sale in Gonzales on November 2 and 3.  Imagine them with twinkle lights.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The apron parade continues

We are not sure what to call this one, but we know we love it.  Lots of flowers, lots of color, what is not to love?  Come see us at the Barn Sale on November 2 and 3 in Gonzales, Texas.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Great friends do great things

I have a great friend who is so very smart and crafty.  She came to the rescue and helped me design and create new business cards.  Just in time for the Barn Sale.  Aren't they great.  Come to Gonzales, Texas on November 2 and 3 and see all the great things at The Girls at Rusted Gingham's Barn Sale.  You can see us in booth C9 and TxBluiz Photography right next door.  You will love her work.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Connect the dots

Remember when you finally caught on to what you were supposed to do when your teacher gave you a worksheet to connect the dots?  For some reason, this apron made me think of those days.  How much simpler they were than today.  So for now let's all just CONNECT THE DOTS!
Come see me in person at The Girls at Rusted Gingham Barn Sale November 2 and 3, in Gonzales, TX.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Diet Cherry Limeade

There it was, in the middle of the night.  That idea that wakes you up and doesn't let you go back to sleep until you note it.  Diet Cherry Limeade, my favorite Sonic drink, and the perfect name for today's great oilcloth apron.  What do you think?
Don't  forget to come visit us at The Girls at Rusted Gingham Barn Sale in Gonzales, TX, November 2 and 3.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday's Turquoise Twist

So we decided to have a Turquoise Tuesday today and look what we came up with.  We call her Turquoise Twist.  It is perfect to shake that dreary rainy afternoon away.
Don't forget The Girls at Rusted Gingham Barn Sale November 2 and 3 in Gonzales, TX.  You can see all our aprons and other goodies in person there.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Zumba fun without the sweat.......

We have a new favorite, ZUMBA.  Doesn't this apron just make you want to dance?  Keep checking back daily because the new mixed up aprons are starting their parade.  Come see them in person at The Barn Sale, November 2 and 3 in Gonzales.  It is The Girls at Rusted Gingham's 5th.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


We told you we were busy little bees here at Bluebonnet Smile.  These repurposed, prettied up hoops are taking over.  We have one for every room, for every job.  Hang your invitations, kids artwork, birth announcements, pictures of the family, chore list, anything you want.  These Hoop~D~Do's are ready for any job.  We are sure we have one just right for you.  Come on out to The Girls at Rusted Gingham's 5th Annual Barn Sale in Gonzales, TX on November 2 and 3 and get you some.

Friday, October 12, 2012

We made the list!

Bluebonnet Smile is soooo very excited!  The Girls at Rusted Gingham highlighted us on their blog today.  Please go read the nice things they said as well as to find directions to the Barn sale on November 2 and 3.  We can hardly wait!! 
We have been working on lots of these, perfect to hold all the little reminders in your life, to do list, chores, invitations......  They come in all shapes and sizes.  They are a lot like potato chips, you can't just have one!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Oh the pretty colors

Surrounded by all the pretty colors, we have found our happy place!  We all need something pretty to hold those all important notes we write ourselves.  Come to the The Girls at Rusted Gingham's Barn Sale on November 2nd and 3rd and you can choose some for yourself or your friends.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It's a Blank Slate

We have fallen in love here at Bluebonnet Smile.  This apron is our favorite, at least so far.  It is black chalkboard fabric and YES you can personalize it with chalk to say or show whatever you want.  Just think of the posibilities.  Oh my, we need more of these!  Come on out to the Barn Sale and check out our entire inventory.  We've been busy, busy, busy!

Tawashi or not tawashi

In Japan they call scrubbies, Tawashi.  I think the name fits perfectly as they are used "to washy"just about anything.  Bluebonnet Smile has a great selection of eco-tawashi (cotton) for you to choose from.  They are great to use to scrub your "non-stick" cookware, your grandmother's china or your baby's bottom.  These little rounds are perfect to clean anything that needs a gentle abrasive, and they are washer and dryer safe.  Come on by The Girls at Rusted Gingham's barn sale and get yourself a few.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Flamenco (dance) in the Rain

So this one is pink, like a flamingo and it makes me want to dance so lets Flamenco in the wonderful rain outside.
Don't forget The Girls at Rusted Gingham's Barn Sale in Gonzales, TX on November 2 and 3, 2012.  You can purchase this pretty there.

Anyone for Taco Palenque

This one is for my friends and family who have such interesting memories of that little restaurant in Laredo, Texas. Taco Palenque.  Best after football game food you can get!  And of course, don't forget the Barn Sale, November 2 and 3, in Gonzales, TX.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Let's add a little sunshine

We're going to call this apron La Playa.  It has been raining for hours and that makes us think about hitting the beach to soak up some sun and fun.  The cool, beautiful, blue water and the fun flowers, just seem to reflect that all back at us.  What do you think?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Brighten your day

This apron is called Purple Rain in honor of our weather today.  Love to hear that pitter patter on the windows as we sew.  Don't forget to come to The Girls at Rusted Gingham's Barn Sale on November 2 and 3.  You may be able to take this one home with you.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pretty little tablets

I know we have some friends that have furbabies.  If you need a cute little tablet to make you notes in, how about one with a pet theme?

Things are beginning to bloom at Bluebonnet Smile

So the vacation is over and the fun has begun.  We are working on more and more great things for you to see at The Girls at Rusted Gingham's Barn Sale.  Just can not wait to show you what goodies we will be filling this great little table with.  And who knows, you may just find a for sale sign on the table too.  Isn't it wonderful!

Friday, September 7, 2012

We have just what you need

We have gift sets galore. This is one of our favorites. A one of a kind package of two tablets and a giant bookmark.  Perfect for teacher gifts, or a little something for your friends or postman. Everyone needs a pretty little tablet or two and a bookmark to match. You can use the bookmark to mark your page in a book, keep the tablet ready on the next open page, or use it to hang a note for yourself on your shirt pocket. We love these!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Clean, Clean, Clean!

We have been busy as bees in the spring time whipping up these hand crochet washcloths.  We have all colors, many styles and stitches.  There is one perfect to wash everything from your newborns tender skin to those dinner dishes still sitting in the sink.  They are perfect to wrap up with some hand made soap or bath oil for a great gift.  Stock up you won't want to use anything else after you try these.  Don't forget they will be available at The Girls at Rusted Gingham Barn Sale November 2 and 3, 2012.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August Apron Love

We have been so focused on creating that we totally forgot to show things off.  Here are a couple more of the great oilcloth aprons we have been busy with.  The red polka dot one makes us think of Katy Perry.  Dont forget to come to the barn sale to see all the goodies, The Girls at Rusted Gingham have been busy making sure that we vendors have lots to choose from.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cherry Sunday

Last night we had a great rainstorm here in San Antonio.  Makes everything look so clean and bright.  Thought this perky Cherry apron would add a little of the cheer to our followers out there.  Dont forget to mark your calendars for The Girls at Rusted Gingham's Barn Sale on November 2 and 3, 2012.  We will be there with all of our eclectic collection of goodies.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Do you know a teacher?

Dont you just love this apron. Oil cloth and crayons, perfect for back to school or a teacher's gift. Come on to The Girls at Rusted Gingham's Barn Sale on Novermer 2 and 3, 2012. There will be aprons galore.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The flowers of summer

As Bluebonnet Smile says good bye to all the visiting family we want to share with you some of our pretties that we will have ready for you at The Girls at Rusted Gingham Barn Sale in November.  We are so excited to be one of the vendors and will be posting more and more of our lovelies as time gets closer.  Check back often as our artisans are hard at work.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The excitement is building

The Girls at Rusted Gingham's barn sale is quickly approaching.  Has everyone marked their calendar for November 2 and 3, 2012?  You won't want to miss it.  Get your GPS set to Gonzales, Texas and head on over.  Bluebonnet Smile knows that one of our favorite Texas photographers, TxBluIz will be at the Barn Sale too.  You wont' believe how well she captures TEXAS in her pictures.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tell me why

Can any of our crafty, artsy-fartsy friends out there tell us why wealways try to do some big project just when everything else is going crazy.  Never seems to fail.  Our creative to do list grows disproportionately to everything else.

Fun to dream!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

So here we are in July.  Summer heat is promised all around.  We are surrounded by things we need to do and things we want to do.  Our friends and family are within a keystroke.  Please make sure to stop and take a moment to say thanks to those who have fought to make sure we have the ability to make choices.  So many have given their life for our choices.
Happy Independence Day, America!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Colors, Colors, Colors

So the ladies at Bluebonnet Smile picked out some new colors for fall.  I know, I know, fall is a long way away.  We still have to make it thru a hot Texas Summer but playing with colors is fun.  We have Deep Forrest Pine, Pumpkin Patch, Pure Purple, Candy Apple and Totally Teal.  Excited to show you what we have on the workbench. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Here is the proof

The great ladies at Rusted Gingham sent us this so we can let you know that

I'm a vendor at the barn sale

Also our good friend Susie with txbluiz Photography will be there with her georgeous photographs of Texas at its best.  You don't want to miss the sale, there will be so much to see.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Doing the happy Dance!!!

We did it!!  Our first major goal complete.  We were accepted to be vendors at the Barn Sale in Gonzales, Texas the 2nd and 3rd of November.  The ladies at Rusted Gingham rock.  They host the Barn Sale and it was wonderful last year.  We can't wait to show off our stuff.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What did we do today?????

Bluebonnet Smile has been very scattered.  So much we want to do, so much we want you to see.  We have some cute bookmarks that go great with the pretty covered tablets we have posted before.  Check these out and then go to the Things that make us Smile page and see what all they match.  Remember THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO COME!!!

Color, Color, Color

Decided to start another of the projects we had the supplies for.  We really lucked out on this one.  A visit to an estate sale gave us all the big pieces we needed.  Now to get to work.  Here is a quick peek at the start.  Can you guess what we are up to now?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Busy as Bunnies

My Easter bonnet is ready. 
Who doesn't love one big green crochet flower!
The ladies here at Bluebonnet Smile have been busy, busy, busy.  We are working on new and wonderful things that we hope will catch your eye.  Do you need somewhere cute to display your pictures that is easy to change daily if wanted?  We may have just the thing for you!  Check back early next week and you will see what we are talking about. 
Are you looking for something special, and think Bluebonnet Smile may be just the place to find it, but it is not here anywhere?  Ask, if we have it, we will post it.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Button, Button, Who's got the button

Working on the Bluebonnt Smile site is exciting and frustrating but there is always something to distract me from the aggrivation.  I LOVE BUTTONS, especially old buttons. This small collection belonged to my maternal grandmother, some of them still have small scraps of the garment they were used on.  This small collection sits on my desk to keep me company.  Silly but it works........

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

And the fun begins

The ordering of supplies has begun. Many of the prototypes are complete. We are so excited to be on this journey. Can hardly wait to show you some of our wares. Stay tuned......

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Work in progress

So today we did it. We jumped in like big girls. We didn't hold our noses or scream, we just jumped, feet first, into the deep end. We officially have a business ~ BLUEBONNET SMILE. We think the name is quite appropriate. We want all we make, recreate or upcycle, to make you smile, like seeing your first bluebonnet of the season. Not only do we have a business but we have a blog which will soon turn into a website with our own .com. I won't post it yet as nothing is there at this moment. As soon as it is ready, we will have a site and email addresses to match. Wow, hard to believe.

Just as the baby bluebonnets in the picture, we are just beginning our journey. Be patient with us and I am sure you will find the results worth the wait.