A piece a week – a test apron & fun in the snow

This week I worked on an apron with some yardage I found at FabMo – it was a project which I liked and I will make some more soon! This will go up on my etsy site sometime soon… Currently I am on vacay at the snow – it has been lovely to relax & the plan was to stay away for technology for a week but we have wifi so yippee I can post to the blog as my week last week was flat out!!

Here is a picture of the lodge where we are staying in Tahoe and it is such an incredible house made entirely of logs – just like Lincoln logs. The front balcony is to the room where we are staying with the four of us – the kids on a mattress on the floor and us on a California King size bed, oh the luxury. We have to be thankful to our friends who invited us this year to share this amazing place with them!

The huge 5000 square foot lodge

The apron from last weeks creative adventure

Lots of maple leaves on the inside

The Domestic Goddess

After much deliberating about what to name the collection of pieces for the FabMo Textile Art Boutique I realised that Domestic Goddess summed up what my collection was all about.

With the inspiration of hanging out in my kitchen most of the time – initially aprons came to mind. Not too long everything else came together with mamas being crafty there is a vintage style pincushion and we all like to relax on the couch with cool cushions so I made some of those too. I have also some market bags for shopping at the Farmers Market and smaller Totes for all those goodies when you BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag – not Booze!) out and about. Oh and of course how can I forget looking good with some silk brooches to wear on your jackets and tees.

It is very exciting to have a cohesive collection finally coming together – there are a few more things to make and then it is time to prep for the booth, yikes! Lucky I have bought a mannequin called ‘lady’ from craigslist this week to help out with the photography and the booth for the day. Well I will be by myself but it will be great to have a mannequin wearing the apron instead of draping it over a table. Without further ado here she is, apron and all…

‘Lady’ wearing an apron from the collection

And yes I have been playing around with filters – I suppose I can’t help it as I am taking pics with my phone! There will be a real photo shoot happening soon so I’ll post them when I have the shots all done. What a terrific process it is with only one month to go today!