• Welcome to My Creative Year!

    Thanks so much for coming to see what I've been up to. I'm in the midst of a self-challenge to *create* for a year straight. I needed something to fill a weird void I was feeling, and exploring different styles of art and creativity seems to fit the bill! So, Welcome! I'm glad you've come for a visit...
  • Heartfelt Thanks

    I don't always have a chance to thank everyone who leaves such lovely comments on my projects. I just want to express my appreciation for your encouragement and compliments on my creative journey. You are all greatly appreciated!
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  • 2010 Creative Goals

    *Make more aprons
    *Make a coffee cup cozy for me!
    *Make a mug cozy
    *Alter a book – completely, with highlights from each month of 2010.
    *Journal more.
    *Pin Cushions!
    *A needle keeper too.
    *Produce bags.
    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
    *Re-usable sandwich wraps.
    *Budget envelopes.
    *Learn to crochet and knit.
    *Continue embroidering and get better at it.
    *Take more pictures.
    *Learning to sprout wheat
    *Learn to make my own bread with sprouted grain
    *Learn to make mead and wine
    *Learn to make cheese and yogurt from scratch.
    *Experiment with grinding my own grains
    *Do more canning

  • Though Shalt Not Steal

To save my dress

I’ll wholeheartedly admit that I’m a messy person when I create things. Be it cooking, artwork, painting rooms in my house – whatever – if my hands get sloppy, they get wiped on whatever it is that I’m wearing. So needless to say, I love aprons. New aprons, old aprons, handmade aprons, second hand aprons. Anything to save what I’m wearing from the ravages of my sloppy, but happy, hands.

Toile Apron

I found this lovely toile on the clearance rack at one of the local fabric stores – at a dollar a yard how could I say no? The eyelet is just some leftover scrap from the bottom of my fabric bin. I was proud of myself that I was able to get the pocket pattern to line up perfectly with the pattern on the apron.

Apron Pocket

I think one of my next projects will be to make a full apron – one that covers my chest as well. And I’ll make it wider, too, because you know my hands find the spot just behind where the apron ends. I have glue on my skirt today. Thank goodness Elmer’s is washable.

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