Friday, October 24, 2008

Crafter's Accessories

I've been bouncing around a lot lately. From craft fair stuff to Halloween to Silver Bella swap stuff to LolliShop stuff and so on. One of the things I decided I would need for the craft fair was an apron. However, I decided I needed this at the last minute, the night before. The whole reason it came about in the first place was because I went into my supply closet to get something for the show and I just happened to look up and spy a stack of old pillowcases. Light bulb moment. I pulled one down, not a vintage one, just one that had been kept after the set had been retired because of it's pretty lacy potential for something else.

Forgetting for a moment that I was not Superwoman, I thought I could whip it out that night. Didn't happen. But while still in my delusional state, I thought I could just whip it out the next morning before I left for the show... at 6:30 in the morning. Right... not so much.

I did, however, finish it earlier this week. I mean really, I couldn't start a project and not finish it at some point. (Emphasis on "SOME". I'm quite proud of myself for actually finishing it!)

Take a look. Callia will be our lovely model today.

I decided on one large pocket, as opposed to sewing two or three smaller ones. So the entire apron is a pocket, from the pink ribbon at the top down to the top of the lace at the bottom.


And of course, my accessory need an accessory of it's own. So I made a flower brooch to pin to it. I added a few loops of left over pink ribbon (that the apron is trimmed in) to the back of the silk flower and sewed on one of my favorite vintage buttons in the center of it.

I finished it with a wide, chocolate brown satin ribbon to tie it on with.


Over all, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. This was kind of a first for me.

Hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!

20 comments:

Pieceful Bits said...

Alisa,
It turned out beautifully!
(~~)
Julie

Becky said...

its so pretty.Thanks for sharing~~becky

Sandy Michelle said...

Your apron is sooo beautiful! The flower is the perfect touch!

Sandy xox

Stink Bone Jones said...

Well aren't you somethin'!!!! That is just a gorgeous little arpon you whipped up!

Sherry said...

It may be the first time you've done something like this but I hope it won't be the last! What a clever idea..and it looks good too!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

WOW!!! It's darling :)

Whitney Johnson said...

Great job! You know I love aprons...that is fabulous!

natalea said...

it is gorgeous Alisa- love that flower! xo natalea

Allie said...

How creative! I love the lace trim and the floral pin just finishes it off. Have you considered making more of these for your etsy shop? Happy Friday!
~Allie

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Wow, you've got a lot of room there then! And it's so pretty!
Brenda

Gail said...

Wow Alisa you crafty thing you! Hope you make lots of these for Lollishops, I could sure use one!
It's adorable, and isn't it cool to make something that is one-of-a-kind?
Just like us.......
Cheers,
Gail

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Alisa, it is lovely! I love the one large pocket idea!

Elly said...

This apron is lovely!!! The lace and the flowered brooche, just fab! Will I become a true kitchen-princess when I'll wear it??? Have a nice weekend!!!!

Diane said...

This is really pretty, Alisa! Definitely NOT a "cooking" apron but something to wear when you're serving your guests instead. :-)

Diane

Lori said...

oooooooooh!!! that apron is drop dead gorgeous Alisa!!! Bravo:)

Caleen said...

I really love that you made a big pocket. I wear an apron everyday while I am cleaning or crafting. I really love thw white and lace and brown chocolate ribbon. The flower is a added touch.. Great job!

Heather LeAnn Fogarty said...

Hello!
I love your apron! It really is adorable, nice work! I came across your blog after successively jumping from one blog to the next, and reading the comments, starting with the abitofpinkheaven blog. Keep up the cute work!

Heather

cindy said...

The apron turned out gorgeous! And love the form that it is on.

c

Heather said...

Alisa - it's GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely awesomely gorgeous! Great job! seriously - you should put a few into your etsy store!

Charlene said...

GIRL YOU AMAZE ME! How do you do it all? I can not imagine doing a Craft Sale, Silver Bella & all the other you do. I joined the DFW Crafters because I have followed you through this. Can't wait to meet you. Love the apron. You must have thought you were Super Woman to whip it up the night before the sale!