Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This Virtuous Baby Quilt of mine was selected for the Eco-Friendly item pole on Etsy, going on for the next 6 days. Go here to vote for my quilt before April 20 at 10pm!
It's made from all vintage and recycled fabrics with a 100% organic cotton batting. You can even see the shirt pocket on the left in the vertical photo.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Midwinter Projects Part III: Custom Mexican Inspired Aprons

One of my fun mid winter projects was to make these custom aprons for Jeff and Colee to go with their new Mexican inspired kitchen (note the tiles below the cabinets). Colee likes the antique-trimmed loteria cards and chose a sweet vintage-y floral for the skirt and neck ties. I added a blue/green piece from my collection as waist/back ties and a pair of powder blue shirt cuffs.
Jeffry's apron was actually a surprise birthday gift. I made it from a length of a new "Paseo do los Muertos" print on black. The rest I repurposed from a variety of textile objects: brown side panels that were a fancy (though not soft enough to rest your sleepy face on) pillow cover, the neck strap was a button-hole placket of a shirt, the back waist ties were the ties from a wrap-around skirt and the entire thing is lined with light drapery fabric with a botanical illustrations. The apron is reversible.
Levi in Jeff's very own "man sling." Colee never wears it.
Awww! Love in the kitchen. One of the many places it belongs.