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June 2016

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The Canvas Wrap Apron

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There was a time, about six years ago, when the only thing I was sewing was the Canvas Wrap Apron. I had initially created the pattern and apron for me as I have a tendency to wipe my hands on my clothes and get pretty messy in the kitchen. To save wardrobe changes and serious damage to my favourite clothes, I created the apron which basically ensured full body coverage. I didn’t like ties at the back of my neck so the typical, over-your-head and tie-at-the-back style apron didn’t work for me. Once I created mine, the apron became pretty popular and as I said, it seemed to be the only thing I was sewing for a few years.
I made the apron for friends, for family and for people I met on the world wide web. I made a lot of them.
Canvas Wrap Apron
And then more…
Canvas Wrap Apron
Soon, most of my ‘crafty’ friends had a canvas wrap apron.
And then I stopped making them for a while.
Maybe I got bored and wanted to make other items. Not sure why but I haven’t made this apron in years. Then, recently, I went to put on the original apron I made for myself and realized it had lived it life, fully and completely. Six years of constant use and washing had worn down the pockets and when I tried to tie the straps, they both broke off 🙁
Thus, the need arose for a new apron.
Canvas Wrap Apron
Canvas Wrap Apron

Canvas Wrap Apron

Canvas Wrap Apron

Canvas Wrap Apron

Canvas Wrap Apron
The canvas is a 7 oz. unbleached, natural cotton which becomes very soft and subtle after washing. All accent fabrics are part of the Rustic Blush Collection by Verna Mosquera for Free Spirit Fabrics, which I truly adore. Like all the canvas aprons I have created, all accents and trims are topstitched and stay-stitched to prevent fraying and to give the apron a rustic, aged look.
Now, having said all this, and after finally getting around to creating another one of these, I made it too big and of course, didn’t realize it may be too big until after all the pockets and trim was fastened. And by fastened, I mean securely fastened. As in, there is no way I am attempted to remove and move the trim and ruffle. Because all seams are exposed, I triple stitch to secure. My seam ripper would wear out in no time flat. Thus, I have listed the apron in my Etsy store and will attempt to make another one soon. This apron would fit a size 6 to 8 comfortably. Any questions, please do send me a message!

Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a lovely day!

Thursday

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July 2015

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Utility Apron Give-A-Way

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I realized two things the other day. One, I have not posted a give-a-away in a very long time and two, I have never given away a utility apron as a prize!
So here we are with both 🙂
Utility Apron
Utility Apron

Utility Apron

Utility Apron

Utility Apron

Utility Apron

This apron is perfect for hosting craft fairs, auctions and everywhere else you would need to make sure you had the important stuff like keys, phones, paper, pens and of course, business cards ready at your finger tips. Extra long waist straps (40.5 in. long) accommodate most waist sizes. You also have the option to you tie the waist ties in the back or cross them back over to the front.

Utility aprons are also perfect for the crafter, baker, teacher, seamstress and for the person who has just about everything!

The apron is completely lined with a co-ordinating fabric and all stress areas have been reinforced with extra stitching to ensure longevity. Back of apron is lined with co-ordinating fabric.

Created using only quality 100% cotton fabrics. Pre-washed and ready for your next adventure! Completely machine washable.

This apron hosts two (6.5 in. x 7.5 in.) pockets , one pen pocket & two phone pockets measuring 5×7 in. Key hook is a swivel clasp so you can easily attach your keys.

Measurements:
25.5 in. wide
10.5 in. high including waist band and ruffle
40.5 in. long waist straps

So how to win this apron?
Simply leave a comment below letting me know how you would use this apron i.e. what would you use it for.
I wear one everyday to keep my reading glasses and phone handy. I also really need the apron when cooking or baking as I have a tendency to wipe my hands on my clothes and the apron saves me from having to do a wardrobe change.

Are you following my creative antics on Instagram or Facebook? If not, do so and your name will be entered once for the comment on this blog and once for following on Facebook and Instagram.

And if you don’t like to play contests but want a utility apron, you can always find more of the utility aprons in my little shop of Etsy.

I will announce the winner on Monday, August 3, 2015.

Hope you all have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stoppin’ by!

Saturday

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May 2014

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A Custom Apron for Drakestail

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I received a message via Etsy asking if I could create a custom vendor apron. Upon first read of the message, I did not realize the writer, Robyn from Drakestail, also lived in Ottawa. After a few back and forth exchanges, Robyn, the sweetest gal ever, visited to select the fabrics for her apron.
Sewing Studio
It’s always fun to have visitors in my studio.
Sewing Studio
Robyn preferred a classic look to the apron, one which would reflect the style of her beautiful jewelry. She knew exactly what she wanted and selected cream and black print fabrics.
Vendor Apron
Being that her next craft show was approaching within the week, I began creating the apron immediately and this is the result:
Vendor Apron
Vendor Apron
She was pleased and I really like the way the fabrics worked together. Whenever I create vendor aprons, I generally use tons of colour and at least five different fabrics. The apron for Robyn used only three fabrics but it turned out to be very classy and stylish, even without the touch of red I usually throw into any project 🙂
Vendor Apron
Robyn advised the apron did exactly what she needed it to do. It held her phone, a notebook, her Square Card for processing payments, pens and everything else she needed to have on hand. Robyn is participating in a few more shows this year and you can find out which shows she will be attending by visiting her Etsy Store.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stoppin’ by!

Saturday

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April 2014

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Because our moms are also our friends. Because sometimes the one we call ‘Mom’ isn’t always our biological mom. Because we all know a great mom. Because we all know a great friend. Because we all know a great teacher, crafter, seamstress, gardener, organizer and photographer. These aprons are created for that mom and friend.

For totally organized friend who likes to keep lists and balances her checking account...

For totally organized friend who likes to keep lists and balances her checking account…


For your friend who finds bliss in a great vintage find...

For your friend who finds bliss in a great vintage find…


For your friend who loves shabby chic and thinks pink is always a great colour...

For your friend who loves shabby chic and thinks pink is always a great colour…


For your friend who would love to write a novel one day...

For your friend who would love to write a novel one day…


For your friend who is believes retro will always be cool...

For your friend who is believes retro will always be cool…


For your friend who takes a pic of everything including gym workouts and her meals...

For your friend who takes a pic of everything including gym workouts and her meals…


For your friend who loves the classics...

For your friend who loves the classics…


For your friend who always brightens up any room just with a smile...

For your friend who always brightens up any room just with a smile…


For your friend who teaches goodness, inside or outside a classroom...

For your friend who teaches goodness, inside or outside a classroom…

Each utility apron features four large pockets and two pen pockets. Created using 100% quality quilting cottons and completely lined with co-ordinating prints. Waist straps are long enough to be crossed in the back and tied in the front if preferred. You can find these aprons and more here.
I’ll be back later in the week to share some other fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas but in the meantime, hope you have a fabulous Easter weekend!
Thanks for stoppin’ by!