I am really pleased with this photo I took from my garden. Bachelors Buttons, also known as cornflower is the source of the color cornflower blue. This beautiful flower retains its color very well when dried and is even edible, tasting similar to a clove
I have been gone way too long, my sewing machine decided to retire early with out notice. It took me 2 months but I purchased a new one. (I will post about my new machine soon) Right before my machines untimely departure i received an order for my first commissioned apron.( right after she purchased one from me ) she wanted lots of lace and ruffles on apple/rooster fabric. Now I hate making ruffles, I don’t have a ruffler foot nor am I experienced in gathering, but this is my third ruffle I have ever made, ruffled by hand, I think im getting pretty good at it. I cant wait to share more!
I completed my first full apron, I am very happy with it. I originally bought this pink rose on green to make curtains in my kitchen but decided it would look great with this dotted fabric. every part of this, including the floral half apron part, is fully lined.
I used a cream brocade for the waistband that is elastic so you can comfortably move around in it. The top straps are partially elastic, but then ties in back, it really helps for busty girls.
My Mothers favorite flowers are daisies, so I made this apron for her thinking she would pick it for her birthday out of all the ones I had made. To my surprise she picked a Cheshire cat inspired apron that I had made on a whim, ( no photos of, at least yet). She really liked this one but the bright fuchsia and purple of the other made her happy. This was my first time working with cream Cluny Lace, I was nervous but learned how to deal with it. I really recommend this type of lace now it feels nice and soft on a finished project.
I was recently married to the man of my dreams. I made the crazy decision to try to make everything, I mostly succeeded. I made myself this bouquet after not finding anything vintage enough to go with my 1920-30s look. I never intended on the hops being part of it but I couldn’t find any foliage I liked better so here it is; dusky purple Poppies, green and white hops, green ranunculus, cream and green love lies bleeding and cream feathers. I covered the holder in a soft moss before adding the flowers so it looks fuller. I really loved how it turned out . My husband ( who is a big H.P Lovecraft fan) told me it looked Cthulhu-ey. while I no longer have my bouquet, I sent it up to be with my ailing aunt who couldn’t make it, it made me so happy, in fact i was informed by my husband that when I stepped out, he heard a gasp followed by “Oh my God look at the bouquet.”
So these are my yellow and blue rose aprons I used these same fabrics to make my nifty fifties apron from an earlier entry; but have taken it a lot farther . This first one with the blue background, I tried a dual-compartment pocket with an electric and baby blue striped fabric. The straps are baby yellow rose buds. I used yellow and electric blue lace; I love this lace combination. Like all my aprons They are both fully lined and with a comfy enclosed elastic waistband .
I really love how these look, similar but with there own unique qualities.
I am really into yellow lately, its never really been my favorite color, but there is something so friendly about it. I found this primrose yellow fabric with subtle lemon scroll work of it, it goes so nicely with the tiny little yellow rosebud straps and pockets added yellow and white lace on the top, bottom and pocket. It really reminds me of the Lemon meringue pie my Grandmother used to make. She passed away in August, so this one kinda makes me a little sad, yellow was her favorite color,and yellow roses her favorite flower, I Know she would of loved this one
last year I had seen this yellow lace, and thought, what would Iever use that for , and walked away, so when I found this fabric I really kicked myself, and of course I couldn’t find that yellow lace at that point, but after a while I found it ( and I have used is several projects) I would recommend buying odd colors of lace, they are hard to find and really add a lot to certain projects
I originally bought this fabric for a quilt, but as soon as I had found the bright green lace, I knew this apron was meant to be. it doesn’t show real well in photos but there is silver metallic highlighting the pattern on every piece of fabric used.
Here you can see a little more detail. and like all my apron I have added a comfy elastic waistband , and is fully lined. (I’m amazed at how many $50.00 aprons I have found on line to be just one layer of fabric thick, with that said, I hope to sell this at an upcoming apron party for $29.00)
I apologize how long it has taken me to get back to here. I have been incredibly busy; and have many thing to share. starting with my Pirate map apron with a black and white harlequin fabric. i absolutely love pirate everything so i was thrilled when i found this fabric at hancocks,
its fully lined and has an elastic waistband. I am proud to say that this is my first sold apron, it is to be a Christmas present for a pirate fan so i am very proud to share this one with you
P.S I love how one of the island on the map is called doubloon lagoon so catchy.
Creating my own wedding accessories has been a bit stressful, but very rewarding when they are completed. I am having a peacock color wedding, (minus the peacock feathers since my friend has convinced me they are bad luck,) because my fiance has green eyes and I have blue. I found this beautiful satiny fabric at joanns and after a great sale took home 2 yards of it. This fabric was labeled as a tie dye even though I think that doesn’t do it justice.Swirls of chartreuse, teal, royal purple, cobalt blue and emerald green
with small flecks of gold flake
I took a 19” x 24” rectangle piece of fabric and after pinking all edges sewed the 19” edges together with a 1” seam, to make a tube. I then made a drawstring on both ends, stuffed them then drew the two ends tightly.
I took two matching, mother-of- pearl flake buttons and attached them with the cord to cover the small gap that cinching it created. I then stitched the two buttons together with ribbon to hold the top and bottom together. I also took 1/8” ribbon and made a tassel and attached it to the bottom