aprons


I took a break after we did the I Heart Market in Durban last month, and then of course had to make like mad this week because the next market is suddenly upon us. We have a sweetie theme going this month, so I learned how to screenprint, printed some fabric and made these:

Screenprinted Sweethearts Totebag

Screenprinted Sweethearts Totebag

Sweetheart Apron - for baking the sweetest cupcakes.

Sweetheart Apron - for baking the sweetest cupcakes.

And then I’ve made a few dancing aprons. Black, some with detailing, some plain. I ran with 2 pockets only. They just don’t photograph that well so I only have a pic of the full length apron I’m calling Jumping Jellybeans. I used the Psychedelic Squares pattern from ‘A is for Apron’ – it’s a great classic apron style.

Jumping Jellybeans apron

Jumping Jellybeans apron

And in between, I’ve been doing a little embroidery…

Vintage children's book illustration transferred to fabric using Dala Photo Transfer, with hand embroidery

Vintage children's book illustration transferred to fabric using Dala Photo Transfer, with hand embroidery

Like a thought bubble, only embroidered...

Like a thought bubble, only embroidered...

A polite request

A polite request

A while back I made myself a dancing bag – a little bag on a belt to hold my money, keys and tequila while I’m dancing. It works well and I like it, but since aprons are so cool I decided to have a go at creating a dancing apron. I looked at various patterns for craft aprons (the pockets being very important, you see) and then created this little prototype. I’m rather pleased with it. You can’t see it in the pics but the smaller, right-hand pocket fits my hipflask just perfectly. The zipped middle pocket is for money, lipstick and Important Pieces of Paper. The slightly looser left-hand pocket is for gloves and things, since it’s winter in Durban now and my collection of vintage gloves is coming in very handy.

Dance apron prototype with cute red bow.

Dance apron prototype with cute red bow.

Sits fairly neatly on the hips. Gargh, I need to exercise more.

Sits fairly neatly on the hips. Gargh, I need to exercise more.