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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Raindrops on Roses...

I've often been known (mostly by my family) to break into song without the slightest provocation, but I'm very excited to have been approved as a member of Etsy Bloggers (you can see their cool graphic along the side here), so I have reason to sing. They have assignments, which will hopefully help keep my blog fresh, and me more motivated to write.

The official name of THIS assignment is the Blog Carnival, and the theme is one of our own favorite creations. I like everything that I make, but my most favorite right now is a custom apron that I made for one of my fellow "One a Day Challengers". You can see information in posts on this blog, and our roll call is here too. Well, this apron turned out so well, that I would love to make more. It's completely reversible, with a large pocket, divided into 3 sections on each side. If you have 2 shops, this is perfect, because I can machine embroider a shop name on each side.



The other thing I love about this apron is that it really is comfortable. I have other, non-reversible aprons in the same style in my shop, and made one for myself. The ties cross in the back and tie around your waist, so there is no annoying tie at your neck. If you didn't want your custom apron reversible, I can make it just like these others in my shop.

I've always loved making things for other people, and working with artists to customize an apron just for them is very rewarding.

12 comments:

Deborah said...

hey ellen....i absolutely love my show aprons! these work so well for me...i have the gaudy goddess side out for me as i work the jewelry side and my partner wears the ophelias APOTH.E.CARY side out and works with the soaps and lotions....it gives a great, finished look to my show set up and i feel helps people take us more seriously as business people and not just crafters....thankyou so much....you did a really great job on these and you know i will be back for more of your designs!...loves, hugs, and smoochies...deborah...aka the gaudy goddess

storybeader said...

welcome to the etsybloggers. your apron design is a great idea.

bjrhyuijkolp said...

I absolutely love the new aprons!!! They are wonderful!!!

bjrhyuijkolp said...

by the way - that was me!

http://devancarol.etsy.com

roseworksjewelry said...

Welcome to etsy bloggers :) I love your blog title! I nearly broke out in song and then decided that waking up my husband was a bad idea...

Crickets Creations Handknit Scarves said...

Oooh, Ellen, you are SO talented and Etsy Bloggers sounds like a ton of fun!
Celeste (Crickets)

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

I may need to hit you up for a custom apron sometime... I actually don't own one, but I love to decorate cakes - gets messy!

Stormy Designs said...

LOVE your apron!

TNT2008 said...

Great song!
My daughter loves it when I sing and now she is starting to sing! Okay, we cannot understand her yet but she has melody:)

Patti said...

What a perfect and practical apron! No wonder you love it!

miesmama said...

I love aprons, and these are awesome!

Lily - Tulip's Talking from the said...

For some reason, I have been thinking of aprons often lately. When I was younger every woman I knew wore one at home. Now I want one and am going to your shop.

I LOVE the idea of having the wording and pockets, and especially that they do not tie around your neck.