Friday, June 26, 2009

Just A Few Updates...

My personal summer sewing is on definite hold! Thank God, I live in Florida and will probably be able to still wear after 'summer' is officially over! And, by then will be the start of gift sewing and crafting! Whewwww!

I have been working on custom orders for aprons and scrubs for customers. I purchased "A Is For Apron" by Nathalie Mornu for inspiration! So many different ideas for aprons of all kinds, including smocks! So cute!

A couple of days ago, I received two packages in the mail. I love getting things in the mail...even, if I know what is coming, and especially if I know! It's birthday!

One package had this cute vintage apron pattern I purchased...

and, the other packaged contained these fabrics (below) from Sew It Up! The website features pre-designed kits, patterns, fabrics, books, trims and buttons.

I ordered fabrics and one of my choices did not have the yardage I requested. They contacted me and I chose to take whatever yardage they had left...they included a 'bonus' fabric! What a wonderful surprise! Wonderful customer service!

Of course, the white/black fabric with whimsical scissors print will be a smock for me! I haven't decided if I will use the other two fabrics for school outfits for my youngest daughter, or for MORE aprons. We'll see!

I've also been shopping for fabrics and other treasures for my Etsy and ArtFire shops. And, to take a creative break away from aprons; and to start progress on items for the shops, I've been working on pincushions. Currently, the cupcake pincushions (pattern by Sandi Henderson of Portabellopixie). These haven't been stuffed, yet.

And, in between all of this....I'm still knitting washcloths. Check out this yarn I purchased!



Sherry Goodloe said...

Knitted washcloths?! Oh wow . . . that is just TOO cool! xo

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

I love it, Sherry! They soap-up really well. I'll have to send you a sample. ;D

JC said...

Hello. I've seen the apron book on amazon. It seemed to have some decent ratings. I love that vintage apron pattern! Happy Sewing.

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Thanks JC! I'm working on MORE aprons this week. I love vintage!