Craft This! is a weekly challenge to create any kind of craft based on a chosen theme. Next week’s theme will be posted soon at Tiny Elephant, come join us!
This week’s theme was “retro”, and I decided to design a full apron with a bit of a retro feel to it. I made one up in an autumn print because I’m in the mood for cooler weather, but I’d like to try the pattern in some bright, 50s-ish prints, too.
It has a big ol’ ruffle around the bottom and a bodice that dips just a bit.
I love the back. The wide shoulder straps criss-cross and then tie at waist level. I think it looks sturdy enough to milk a cow, yet pretty enough to serve a Thanksgiving turkey.
There’s a little pocket, too, hiding in there somewhere.
This one is for me, but I can make a couple more, so I put a listing in my shop.
I’ve been making messenger bags and I’m really loving it.
This bag features a bold black and white print, with birds and flowers tiled on the flap.
The black canvas outer material is tough and durable. It has interfacing inside for sturdiness, too.
With a bottle pocket on one outer side and a cell phone pocket on the other, important stuff is easy to grab. The strap is padded and adjustable for comfort and a great fit.
This bag is in the shop. Look out for more bags, coming soon! I’m also accepting orders for custom bags to fit any need.
Wow, it’s been an entire month since I last blogged! I’ve been busy with some pretty big projects that I’ll be ready to share sometime soon.
More recently, I’ve been making stuffed ring stackers.
This rainbow stacker toy is great for those terribly difficult gender-unknown baby showers. Or maybe those are just difficult for me.
I *love* picking out prints and putting them in rainbow order! This is a fabulous project to do with stashed fabric.
This stacker has been in the shop for a while, go have a look.
I could not resist trying the insanely cute Gnomeville print from Michael Miller in my Play Dress pattern, and I’m so glad I did! I love gnomes, so, so much.
We tried something new for pictures today, a white backdrop hanging outside. It’s clear to me now that I need to make sure the whole thing is either shaded or lit, not with spots of light like these. Silly tree, with its iffy shading abilities.
Lyra did great, though, so I’m declaring these photos keepers.
This dress is in the shop!
After sketching this skirt design, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make one for me or for Lyra.
Lyra wins this time.
The skirt is in the shop.