I’m looking to reserve space in a nearby Fall Swap Meet and have been keeping an eye out for local craft fairs and holiday bazaars to join as well. . . there’s also talk of weekend pop-up space in a shopping center in town that sounds promising. In preparation, I’ve made a few product displays and signage to use at my table and am stocked with business cards and other sales accessories, handmade of course!
I’ll let you know details of when and where I’m setting up, and what, exactly, will be available for purchase 😉
I’m so pleased with how great my prototypes and first-runs look and how well the displays turned out!!!
When I started to stay home full-time and decided to begin artsing (and sometimes fartsing) I found I wanted to make the days easier by wearing simple, comfortable, and functional clothes. . . I thought about how women have worn aprons for generations before me and how the only time I see it now is in Montessori classrooms, art classes, and cooking, so I wanted to revive the habit. . . and save my favorite clothes (and time picking them out!) in the process.
My inspiration and motivation to get sewing was my Grandma Winnie’s Mushroom apron, a bright pink, cotton piece with a large pocket on the front that is silk screened with a colorful group of mushrooms.
I have different aprons for different activities, like cooking, gardening, daily homemaking, and for creating and getting messy. . . I enjoy the simple design of the cross-back, or Japanese, aprons and find them easy to sew up. I have one more to make with two cute fabrics, but that’s a gift, so no sneak-peeks. There’s also a little pile of fabric left to be made into waist aprons, which I’ll use as work belts for sewing or shop work, and then my collection will be complete!
Sew Many Aprons – Front and Sides
Sew Many Aprons – Front and Sides 3
Sew Many Aprons – Sides and Back
Sew Many Aprons – Front and Sides 2
Far East Meets South West
Far East Meets South West – Back
Baby Blue – Back Detail
Baby Blue – Pocket Detail
Touch of Grey – Back
Touch of Grey – Stitching Detail
Touch of Grey – Pocket Detail
Color Blocks – Back
Mimi Flowers – Back
I had fun photographing these aprons the other day. . . The yard was quiet, except for a goofy stellar jay and a few other little birds, and a nice breeze helped my subjects move into beautiful poses.
And yes, I do use the clothesline for laundry. . . mmmmmm, fresh sheets tonight!