Thursday, April 15, 2010


So I am pretty sure that aprons are the funnest thing ever! My inner "English teacher" cringes, but the sentiment is true. I have been sewing up a storm, which is funny because when I initially purchased my sewing machine, it was to stitch on paper, not fabric. Now I find myself making hems, adding ruffles, and making linings! Who knew?

I think my latest apron looks kind of "scrapbooky" even though I am working with fabric, and not paper. Piecing fabric is a lot like paper piecing. I love digging through my stash to find bits of green toile for trees, sprigged ivy fabric for rolling hills... Of course, this now means I will go broke buying not only scrapbook paper but fabric too :( New obsessions can get pricey... I also like to check out the antique shops and estate sales to find lovely bits of embroidery, handmade lace - now that Spring is here, I can't wait for auction season! Yay!

I have a few pretties listed on Etsy, and have had some nice emails suggesting I submit some of my aprons to Apronology. Have you seen this fabulous publication? Somerset has a magazine for just about every creative obsession out there :)


Darien said...

Well these are Beautiful!!!!!! You doing Beautiful!!! I just got my sewing machine and for the same reason that you did!! lol. I really want to Lear how to make an Apron!!!! You will get published!!! you will See!!!

Craftypagan said...

Kristen these are absolutely gorgeous! I do so look forward to reading your posts! You've been inspiring me to try some 'real' sewing with my machine!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I'm 100% sure you will get published. Let me know when you do so I can see your pretty aprons in print.

Good Girls Studio said...

They are swoony fantabulous! Love them!

Kathy said...

The aprons look great - far too nice to get messy with cooking debris!

I tried to contact you a while ago, but I think maybe you didn't get me message - maybe you coupld email me via the address on my blog, there's something I wanted to ask you about


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