Friday, July 20, 2007

Cherries Apron Done!

I wanted to show the underside of the bib - I like to use a fun fabric for this piece. This is a wonderful red and white polka dot from my Aunt Mary's stash. The perfect compliment for the cherry pocket I think! I used some purple shadows in the embroidery on the pocket to compliment the purple neck strap and ties. Now on to the wine bottle cozy - a project for the weekend I think! (I mean I'll need a few bottles to make that, right?)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

In Progress

Apron, originally uploaded by Viteen.

This is a custom order - a gift for a gal getting married in August. The cherries are a pocket. The neck strap and the ties are purple, and I'll need to put black ric-rac on the hem as well. I hand applied the green leaves, and then machine stitched them as well. All of the embroidery is hand-done. I will be making a matching wine bottle cozy as well. It will be my first miniature apron.

This project was a fun collaboration with the client/friend. She came by with some fabric scraps, and some strips of ribbon with colors that she wanted me to work with. In just as hour or so we were able to come up with the fabrics we wanted to work with, the colors and the theme. I love custom orders - heck, I just love orders!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Friday's Project

This is an apron for a friend who ordered 2 custom aprons made from her Great Grandmother's gingham. The gingham had been curtains and a matching tablecloth. Great Grandma had already cut them up a bit - it looked like she was planning to make a blouse (there were sleeves cut out) but she never finished and the fabric had been sitting in a bag for years. On 2 of the aprons I was able to preserve the tiny hand stitches that formed the hem. I hope my friend is pleasantly surprised with this apron!

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Latest

I made this apron for my daughter Mae's brownie troop leader Deb (I appreciate her hard work so much). The topstitching on the pocket flap covers a mistake (I love it when a creative idea to hide a mistake ends up being a good idea!) - and then I ended up adding the apron to my line and updating the previous Callie Black apron with this one. I have also lowered some of the prices, mostly on my aprons of this same style (Callie Blue, Callie Black, and Caroline and a few others) and the full aprons as well. Please have a look at the site and let me know what you think!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sewing Baby

Sewing Baby, originally uploaded by Viteen.

This was taken in 1998. Mae was about 6 months old - she was such an easy baby that I could actually get work done with her in my lap! I have since replaced the Singer machine with my trusty 1978 Viking Husqvarna. I'm afraid the blouse I am making is long gone too...

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Tie one on, Kitty-kitty

My Kitty-kitty apron is part of the Tie One On pocket challenge - there are some terrific aprons and you can see them all here.