Saturday, September 27, 2008

Something Completely Different

And now for something completely different.....

I've made a business card case using the pattern from Amy Butler for inspiration. I didn't follow the pattern exactly and I used the scraps from other projects for this. But I'm pleased with the result. I'm considering this one the prototype. I've got some really, really nice fawn tan ultrasuede for a classy card keeper.

The unfolded version:

Here's the best part - it's washable. So after I've been hauling it around in my purse or had it at a show, I can wash it and throw it in the dryer. Press with an iron and it's has good as new.

Plus it's unique - it's easy to spot and not likely to sprout legs as some of my other cases have done in the past.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Coffee and Tea

The teapot applique apron. It matches the teacups apron. Great for mother/daughter, two friends or sisters that love to share tea. The material is lightweight denim, so it's sturdy too.

I just love this coffee print. The gingham trim really adds to this apron. It's a nice functional design.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Three Pies

It took all week. And I'm not sure I want to applique these pies on anything else, but I like the finished product. The pies are the stars of this apron. There are two pockets of the denim fabric, lined in the gingham trim. I didn't want the pockets to draw attention away from the appliques. The pies are an original design, although I did see an embroidery motif that resembled is somewhat somewhere on the internet.

This particular apron pattern is great for embellishment.

Isn't this just perfect for the baker in the family?

****Remember September 11, 2001 victims and their families****

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Dovie's Aprons was featured on The Apronista blog yesterday. Cool!

Even though my etsy store is very empty, if you see something that strikes your fancy, let me know.

If you're in the Raleigh/Garner, NC area, you can check out the aprons in person at the Garner United Methodist Church craft show on November 1, 2008.

Grandma (Dovie) would be proud.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Cherry Pie

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How about a little pie to go along with yesterday's tea? This is a true vintage replication. I followed the 1955 pattern exactly. All the seams are bound in red bias tape. There are no exposed seams anywhere. It's even hand hemmed on the sides. I just couldn't stand hemming the bottom by hand, so it's blind stitched on the machine. The pockets are v-shaped and in the cherry print so that they blend in with the skirt and are lined in the red of the yoke.

So although the fabrics are not vintage, the look and the pattern sure are.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tea Anyone?

It's been a few weeks since my last update. I've been busy making aprons and getting my artworks ready for the show. Here's the latest: A butcher style apron with stacked teacups appliques.