Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Darcie Mae


For those of you who know me, you know that my little Boston Terrier is my first love. I rescued her from a puppy mill in college and while she has her quirks (hates men!!), I still adore her. This one goes out to my first fur-child...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inspiration




I love drawing inspiration from other artists and also from the people I create for. I love when I see a fabric and am instantly drawn to it... ideas start bouncing around in my head. Color combinations, shapes, trimmings...they all make what I do so much fun!






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Monday, March 28, 2011

Herman

I hit the jackpot when I got married...in more ways than one. Not only is my husband brilliant, dashing and funny, but his family is amazing. Growing up an only child, I always wished for a brother or sister (of course I always recanted this when I realized I would have to share!). When I married Travis, I got both! My sister-in-law is pretty much the most gorgeous girl on the planet and loves all the same things I do. For her birthday this year, along with flippin sweet Taylor Swift tickets, I gave her an apron that personified her earthy, artistic nature.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Don't forget yourself!

Can you believe that after a full year of sewing, I had yet to make anything for myself! I love using others as inspiration and completely forgot to make pamper myself :) I originally made this one to sell but a friend told me I should keep it... so I did :)


I made the ties in the back go down instead of tying around the neck

First try at double angled pockets!!
It's still missing a flower, but I guess it can wait another year...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Freebies

Last weekend I had the chance to attend my church's ladies retreat at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. It was an amazing weekend of rest and encouragement! When I heard that they were looking for giveaways for the meetings I immediately signed up to donate 2 aprons. They were a huge hit! The last apron pictures was re-purposed from a vintage pillowcase that my mom found!

Winner: Leslie Vinson


Winner: Claire Sloan

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lizzy Izzy

A very dear friend of mine from high school got married last fall. It was the perfect outdoor wedding in every way. She had the ceremony on her parents front lawn and adjourned to the reception in a custom built barn (made just for partying of course!). I made her an apron that captured her spunky spirit and bright personality...


Not a one trick pony

While aprons are my bread and butter, I also like to dabble in other things. I have made a few bags, bracelets, burp cloths and receiving blankets for friends over the last year and I love being able to switch gears every now and then!


Beach bag for my sister-in-law


Wedding shower gift for co-worker
Receiving blankets for co-worker
Burp cloths for co-worker
Receiving blankets for co-worker's wife (twin girls!!)
I *loved* the nursery rhyme themed flannel I found!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Poyo? Like chicken in Spanish?

For those of you that don't know, I work at an amazing place where I get to support missionaries and their work and be open with my faith with my co-workers. It's a great environment, and we are never short on showers--wedding and baby showers that is! As soon as I learned how to sew, I decided to start making gifts for the showers instead of going out and buying something. In another post, I will put up a few miscellaneous items that I have made in the past, but for today I wanted to focus on a re-purposed little number I did for Miss Keplinger here in the office (now Miss Poyo, yes pronounced like "pollo" in Spanish).

I found a dress for $5 at Papaya. It had the most amazing fabric and was an extra large so there was lots to work with.

I cut the skirt portion of the dress in half (I am actually going to make another later on from the remnants) and used some red fabric from my stash for the waistband and ties.

The dress had what looked like a triangle bikini top--so I used one of the triangles as a pocket

And of course, finish it off with a flower pin!