Monday, September 8, 2008

Texas Apron

I made this Texas apron for this past Saturday and sold it about 10 minutes into the day! I finished it around 2 Am on the Friday before the market, which means I "owned" it for almost 12 hours! I had forgotten about a set of Texas hot-pads and a Texas purse that I had made 3 years ago until I started trying to design a Texas apron for a certain lady's up and coming birthday. The hang-up I was having on the design was finding a non-" 4th of July" blue fabric to use as the blue. I bought this dark blue (used in the bib and flag) with soft grey mums fabric for a custom wrap (to be posted later) and it worked perfect! I made the Texas shaped appliqué out of a path-work leaf fabric with an olive green background which, tempered the red white and blue and created a Texas apron… instead of just a "Texas flag apron"

I also made this sweet teeny-weeny fall skirt for my little Cali transplant. I put little leaves on the pocket to echo the patchy little leaves on the fabric of the skirt.
I used a little red corduroy in the pocket patchwork as well, to remind us that it is a fall skirt since that is about the all corduroy you need in a Texas "fall".

I also sold several new wallet styles this week~ This is the front view... and the interior view of one of them...

~ I kinda love them and did not think I would sell them and the Texas apron so quickly! Luckily I did snap a few (not so great) photos to remind me....
I am having major computer issues this week so if you try to contact me I may be slow to return! And this may be the only post if I can even get this up (this is the second retype) ugh! I think I have to give my sick computer a name if he (they are boys right?) recovers cause” The machine" might just be pissing him off.

8 comments:

julia said...

i love my texas fall skirt- it's perfect... thank you honey!

Jen said...

Lalalalalove you!!

Jen said...

ps: I am going to blog about my gorgeous skirt, hopefully tonight or in the morning. It's so perfect!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, super cute designs! I also love your fabric and button barrettes! I'll be linking to them,

judy said...

Your TX apron is brilliant! You just keep getting better. :Dlldzm

Funky Finds said...

this Texas gal loves that apron! :)

Angie said...

That apron is awesome! My Dad was born in Texas was I think I have a soft spot in my heart for Texas. The skirt is beautiful as well. I love the way that you combine fabrics.

On a side note, I found your blog through Craftzine.com blog.

Susan W said...

I live right outside of Dallas and I absolutely love the Texas Apron. I so wish that I could sew and make beautiful things like this!