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Apron Pocket Decisions, Plastic Tattoos, Pinafores, Prints & Pin (Button) Collecting

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cslogo.jpg I’m making progress on the embroidered CraftSanity logo that I had planned to sew into a pocket for this apron. But the more I stitch the less enthused I become about the thought of sewing a black pocket over these colorful prints. I’m afraid a pocket will ruin it. Any thoughts?

pin-me.jpgI swapped buttons with some folks at Renegade. It was fun to pin them to my apron. And my girls thought so, too. Amelia’s favorite was the little bird button from Kathy in the SwallowKisses booth. “Tweet, tweet,” she said pointing to my apron. I responded with a confused look because I was way too tired to remember I had pinned a bird to my apron.

The girls are really into temporary tattoos, (Okay, I admit it, I am too.) so I know they would have loved the tattoo inspired jewelry Kathy makes for people and pets. This junior high school teacher knows how to rock the Shrinkie Dinks. So fun!

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Speaking of buttons and aprons. I was very happy to see one of my favoite print makers, Alynn Guerra, from the Grand Rapids-based Red Hydrant Press, sporting a lovely red polka dotted pinafore in one of the booths. She was there with two other talented artists, Rebecca Rodriguez and Sarah Scott. Together they are The Pinafore Print Collective. What a clever, clever plan, ladies. LOVE the pinafores and the polka dot buttons!

pins.jpgWhich brings me to the part where I throw out a trade proposition to all you crafty types in Blog Land. I have some CraftSanity buttons (designed by my talented bro-in-law, Andrew) left over from Saturday’s show and I’m interested in trading with you. So, if you don’t already see your button on my apron and you want to trade, let me know. I love seeing all the great button designs out there and my girls really get a kick out of it, too. So, even though postage costs more than the buttons these days, it’s worth it to me to get some more pieces of apron flair to share with my little VPs. So how bout it, folks? Are you in?

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Comment from Harriet
Time: September 17, 2008, 4:02 am

I’ve love to trade buttons with you…if I had a button! I just started thinking about getting a button maker…and if that doesn’t happen, our Etsy West Michigan group will be getting together to make some…so, I think I”ll try to sneak in a few personal ones that night!

Love your blog!

Comment from Catherine
Time: September 17, 2008, 4:26 am

I’ll bring one to the next craft club and swap.

And I would vote no pocket on the apron. I agree that the fabric looks great already. Could you make a more “plain” apron and attach the pocket to that one?

Comment from Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
Time: September 17, 2008, 5:11 am

I look forward to swapping buttons with both of you ladies. Very cool.

On the apron front, yes, I can easily make a “plain” apron to attach the pocket, too. Can you believe how dramatic I’m getting with these apron decisions? There’s a financial crisis going on in America and I’m stressing over my apron pocket. Ah, well, I guess I’ll focus on the problems I can solve. : )

Comment from sarahelizabeth
Time: September 17, 2008, 1:22 pm

If only I made buttons! These are awesome. I must get a button maker.

Comment from Cassie
Time: September 17, 2008, 4:06 pm

Geez…no button maker either, but I am going to vote no on your pocket for THIS apron. I love the pocket though, and it will definitely need a place to shine.

Comment from Renee
Time: September 17, 2008, 6:35 pm

I, too, vote no on the pocket on THAT apron. Save it for another project OR make it a give-away (or sell it, I’d buy it!) I don’t have any buttons either but I have some cute button magnets. Will you trade a button pin for a button magnet?
Renee

Comment from Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
Time: September 17, 2008, 7:13 pm

Okay. It’s totally settled. This apron will forever remain pocketless. Thanks for weighing in.

And, yes, Renee, I would love to swap a button pin for a button magnet. Just send me your address and I’ll drop one in the mail. My address in on the “Contact Me” page.

Comment from Tsoniki
Time: September 17, 2008, 9:43 pm

What a great apron! I love it.

Comment from Turtle
Time: September 18, 2008, 7:54 am

your apron is great! love the buttons, hmm….maybe i will have to design one. can i ask where you had your’s printed up? thx

Comment from Sarah
Time: September 18, 2008, 10:07 am

I like the pocket, but also agree not on that apron. The apron is fantastic as is. Love love love it! I wish I had one just like it.

Comment from Thien-Kim
Time: September 18, 2008, 10:24 am

I saw no pockets! I love how arresting those bright prints are on your apron. Maybe you can use the pocket for another apron?

Comment from Harriet
Time: September 18, 2008, 5:52 pm

if you really feel the need for a pocket, how about one that’s inside? I’m not a sewer so I’m sure I don’t know the correct name for it. But insert it where 2 of the fabrics meet…so you slip your hand into it…

Comment from erika
Time: September 18, 2008, 7:08 pm

Love! your apron.

Comment from Deb
Time: September 19, 2008, 8:18 am

I think this apron rocks without the pocket! Can I ask what pattern you used? I want a button maker!

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