~I officially am super thrilled about spring. Probably because it has been 3 years since we have had spring in central Texas. I Like having a little time to be inspired by all the pretty flowers before they burn up( I am just a teeny bit bitter about last years horrendous heat and the loss of my best starter garden in at least 5 years) . Here are few of my latest renderings of spring .
~These are a couple of thank you cards I sent out a few weeks back with an order. ....They were probably my first flirtation with a spring palette
~These apple embroidered cafe style name tags, are part of the goddess apron series I will post soon.
~Next, I used my recently potted annuals, as a subliminal inspiration for the color scheme in this custom apron. I swear I was inside when I put it together, I did however pot the plants the day before.I was downright giddy the day I put all these scraps together. The small floral pieces featured on the bib and the pockets came from a vintage table cloth that is pretty shredded but absolutely gorgeous ...I would describe the shredded treasure as Very California fifties modern(!?)
~The ticking fabric (seen as at the waist here and used as the backing panel)is really finding itself right at home among all theses colors and patterns. I recently checked out Home Sewn by Kaarri Meng and although I did not do any of the projects, I was fascinated by the images and historical information about french ticking fabrics. This is a lovely book to flip through and just soak in.
~As part of of much much needed wardrobe re-boost I made this t-shirt and skirt. ....I cannot for the life of me remember where I got this sweet knit for the shirt . ....The FOE I use for the edging I got at a usual favorite on-line haunt. She has ALOT of colors right now.
~Speaking of Sewzanne's I got this lovely blue ticking from her as well, I made this skirt for myself. ~This is the first of my basic spring/summer skirt using my old faithful A line with elastic waist pattern;
*one of these+ a Tshirt or tank +flip flops=summer uniform* .
This is at least the forth revamp of this pattern . ...This skirt is finished at the hem with a contrasting re-purposed fabric, FOE finished waist and one of the apple designs appliqued to the always needed pocket. Nothing says summer freedom like a nice sized pocket on an elastic waist "A" line skirt ..or maybe a fanny pack (hmmmm) could or should I bring that?
~It is so fun and easy to change the entire pattern by simply moving the hemline up and down, slimming or widening the "A"line down the sides or adding a pocket. I have even added a faux button panel down the front of a few. I will be stocking my store with variations in the coming weeks....or It is pretty easy to make a 3 piece pattern off of any skirt you already have and adore. So what are you waiting on????