I am a huge fan of they color grey, I think its entirely under appreciated, I found this cream rose on grey fabric, I really loved it but was afraid it was too old-timey, I paired it with this grey geometric pattern and i think it complemented it a lot.
I added this white lace, I think the lace pattern ties the pattern from the two fabrics together.
I started making myself this small purse, and while its unfinished, I wanted to share this with you. I have been considering making a pearl beaded handle, but have yet to commit to it. The red roses are actually two pockets and edged in this beautiful antique cream lace that I have been referring to as buttermilk. I received the lace as a gift and was found in a small shop in Wisconsin along with 10 yards of forest green lace that you will be seeing a lot of soon. The lining is a tiny white dot on a red background. I did a top stitching in an apple green thread. My favorite is the little red rose decorative button, its the cherry on top.
This bag is very similar to the first project I ever tried to sew on a machine, I completely butchered it; I wanted to quit but my husband encouraged me to finish no matter what it looked like, so I could see how far I had come once I was better at sewing. I cried during most of it with him at my side. He was so right when I came across that first bag recently I was amazed. that’s when I decided to make a new one, I altered it greatly cause the other was too small, and pockets that were mostly decorative. I’m very happy with this new one.
I highly suggest if you have had a project that almost defeated you ( or did ) to take it out, and look at how far your skills have come, and possibly try it again, at the very worst you can learn from it
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 loved the little pink flowers on the pocket, and I think goes well with the yellow straps that feature tiny little pink flower buds.
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 .
Now my white background, yellow and blue rose apron has just been sold, I ship it out tomorrow, along with my pirate apron, my first sales very excited.
I added baby blue lace along with the yellow lace to this one.
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.
The second apron I made as a Christmas present was for my sister in law. I made it fully lined in this beautiful black and white floral damask, with a comfy elastic waistband and 3 rows of lace 2 black and 1 white trimming the bottom.
I added a coordinating side ribbon and a strip of black glitter ribbon across the bottom for a little sparkle.
Then a pocket that I matched up to the pattern, so it wouldn’t detract from the skirt like look I was going for.
This Christmas I handmade most of my presents this year. While it was stressful and exhausting It was well worth the effort. Everyone was very happy, This fully lined apron I made especially for a Sister in law, it reminded me of a beer garden girl so much I wanted to give her two pint mugs to go with them.
The Brown fuzzy Trim I added was my favorite addition to the apron, it went really nice with the cream eyelet lace. I used four small bows on each end of the side ribbons that I attached with the herring bone stitch ( which when used that way reminds me of fish net)
I have always felt that having an apron tied around the waist to be uncomfortable, so I started about 7 aprons ago making them with an elastic waistband my mother who is very tiny, loves them since they don’t slid off of her frame.
Adding the pocket was difficult to line up the pattern with out wasting fabric but I succeeded, you can hardly see it, I don’t think the recipient even realized it was there .