Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Etsy spreading more MAD love

Etsy, there you go again spreading the MAD love. This time of the organic cotton batted Virtuous Baby Quilt variety. Thank you.

This quilt of mine was featured in yesterday's daily Etsy shopping guide with a "Light and Sweet" theme that also includes stuffies, shnazzy men's and women's apparel (and lace-trimmed panties), a baby sling fit for a dad, and so much more unique handmade-in-the-USA goodness.

And that's not all. My billfold was included in this sweet Farmers Market themed treasury by Etsy seller MissMooseDesign. It's made from a repurposed gingham shirt and one of my favorite vintage fabrics ever: a smashing 70s print of fruits and veggies in somewhat odd colors with wonderful thin black lines. So glad others appreciate it too. And the farmers market is a great theme!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

minor celebrity dons MAD apron for the camera

Okay, Etsy certainly has it's drawbacks, like the fact that it is so swamped with sellers that one must relist constantly to get noticed during customer searches. But the cool thing is that lots of interesting folks do search around Etsy and I've been "discovered" by store buyers, creative xmas card creators, book writers (stay tuned for upcoming post about this) and even Minor Celebrities!

Yes, Tracy Metro (ever heard of her? Nope, I hadn't either, but what a great name, huh?) asked if she could wear one of my aprons during filming of her new cooking show and here are some pics she just sent me. She's pretty adorable. And she's a green fashionista and eco-crafter in her own right.

Nice cabinets, too.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Outdoor Lovers Apron

Items from my etsy shop have appeared in a couple of recent treasuries, including this one full of beautiful warm-toned handmade items:


This is a whole new market for me. And an opportunity to employ a somewhat different aesthetic to my fabric combinations. Different combos seem to occur to me for actual apparel than for aprons. This a a wrap skirt style I am trying out. LONG ties to wrap around a couple times and meet in the back to make a big apron-inspired bow.

To be honest, all the skirt styles I am trying are directly influenced by my concept about aprons. Big surprise there, huh?

Here's a two-piece style. One back panel that discretely ties in the front with light twill tape. The front panel is very apron-like and ties in the back with a big bow.
The two panel overlap at the sides.

I made this one just for me, with an attached apron made from part of a vintage tablecloth.

Skirts ready to bring to market. I sold several of these yesterday in Lyndonville. The bird ones are especially going fast! I may have to buy another bolt.

Enjoy looking! Next stop: My first trunk sale on July 11 in Burlington. I'll be set up on the sidewalk on Cherry Street near Penny Cluse, warmly hosted by Heather Beal and The Clothing Line. Please come by and say hello!