Artwork, Fiber Arts, New Artwork, Sewing

Retro Style Apron

Apron sewn by yours truly.
Apron sewn by yours truly.

A little while ago I sewed a fun retro style apron using some fabrics that my sister helped me pick out. As someone who cooks most meals from scratch, the thought of having a nice, durable yet stylish apron is very appealing to me. I’ve ruined countless T-shirts and sweaters while cooking. I also have been in need of an apron for painting as I have ruined almost as many shirts with paints as I have sauce… so I figured now would be the perfect time to solve both problems! Since I was designing a set of recipe cards for my sister for Chirstmas, It made the most sense to gift the apron and recipe box to her. Although, I did take it for a test run first and made a batch of cookies with it. Perfection!

The apron is two sided and can be worn either way, this also makes for a safer apron, providing protection from heat and cold. There are pockets on the front of the apron that are large and pleated, and they can fit all manner of painting or cooking utensils within them. The straps on the neck and waist are long and leave enough room to tie a simple knot or a bow. It is adjustable so it can fit cooks or artists in a variety of sizes.

Apron sewn by yours truly
Apron sewn by yours truly

Attention to Detail:

The top of the apron on the front side is quilted and there is detailing and ricrac on both the front and flip-side. Over 2 yards of ricrac were used on this apron! The neck ties and waistband are also quilted, giving the ties a visual appeal and extra durability.

This is a nice, durable apron that can withstand cooking, cleaning, painting, washing and more! I look forward to making more aprons and having them available in my Etsy Shop. Stay tuned for more photos of new aprons as they are completed.

3-D, Fiber Arts, Sewing

Terrarium

I noticed that this little guy was shown in one of my earlier posts, but I hadn’t shared him with y’all yet. So here you go!

This is Terrarium that I made not too long ago. It is made with eco-Felt, wool felt balls, embroidery thread, ribbon, cotton gingham, and some acrylic paint. The jar is a recycled/up-cycled jar with tiny handles on the sides. It’s a really lovely piece that is actually for sale at the Handmade Galleries in LA.  This is one of my favorite terrariums to date. It’s nice and big and is quite lovely. Each flower (felt ball) is hand embroidered with painstaking detail and is nestled amongst leaves of grass. There are three unique flowers inside the terrarium as well as one small flower on the outside of the terrarium (on the bow). Green grass is even painted on the bottom of the jar to give it even more dimension.

I hope you like this piece as much as I do.