Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sweet Batch

I've been finishing a particularly sweet batch of aprons with accents featuring pheasants, wranglers, vintage calico, purple feathers, Mexican style embroidery and plenty of charming blue gingham.

This after a solid week of focused time in the "ladycave" (aka studio) while I put all other aspects of the business off to the side.

Still more aprons are on the table ready to be assembled...

...or hanging on the walls with non-committal collars and cuffs pinned on. Sometimes I have to look at the combo over time before it tells me if it's right or wrong.

Time to get back to that other part of work now. *sigh*

Friday, May 8, 2009

Queen City Craft Bazaar is tomorrow!

Hey, I'm really excited about my first show kicking off a busy summer schedule. Head on down to Union Station at the bottom of main St. in Burlington tomorrow for the
Queen City Craft Bazaar! Myself and 39 other indie/alternative crafters from all over Vermont will be offering up our hand crafted wares to you from 10-5. Be there or be square! ; >

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

MAD behind glass at the Howe Libray in May

If you are in or around Hanover, NH in the month of May, stop by this top notch public library and view some of my creations in the display case near the teen room. I was up until 1am the night before I installed the display finishing these aprons in a wonderfully inspired post-yoga sewing session.

Top shelf: 9"mats, and HotHolders. Hanging below that (from clothesline with clothespins, of course...any excuse I can get, you know) are full aprons.

On the bottom layer is one of my new Laundry Day aprons...

...a clothespin bag from barn board fabric trimmed in vintage 1980s Alexander Henry and rick rack, plus the article on Mountain Ash Design in Upper Valley Life, and also a few HotHolders in the back. I always see somebody I know there when I'm arranging the case. It's nice.

When I was in high school I applied for a job designing window displays for a fashion clothing store. The really memorable part of the application process was getting to go through the store picking out clothes and putting together an actual display in their window. I didn't get the job, but I think it's because I was only 17 at the time. I thought my display was rad!