Archive for 'Aprons'
At long last I bring you a podcast interview with Lisa Price, a crafty printmaker and one of West Michigan’s most successful handmade businesswomen.
As an apron enthusiast I’m very happy to see the results of the latest Spoonflower fabric design contest that asked designers to submit their best one-yard apron design. I didn’t have time to enter the contest, but I’m so enjoying the results as a spectator. Check it out! The deadline to vote on your favorite [...]
I’m happy to report that I made it to the finish line of this year’s Fifth Third River Bank Run. I felt well prepared for the race after training for more than five months with my Road Warrior team. We trained in crazy cold temps and high winds. We practiced attacking tough hills, too. But [...]
I’m excited to report that we raised more than $1,600 for survivors of domestic violence at the CraftSanity Apron Show opening Friday night. Nice job, everyone! The great news is we’re not done yet. Today begins phase two of the apron auction and sale. You can bid on the aprons below by following the links. [...]
I’m happy to report that the CraftSanity Necktie Apron Show to benefit Safe Haven Ministries was a wonderful success. About 200 people came to the opening night reception featuring 85 aprons – all including fabric from a necktie – by 57 designers. It was wonderful to see many of the apron designers who stepped up [...]
The CraftSanity Apron Show Opens This Friday Night At The David D. Hunting YMCA in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Apron entry by Elaine Burgtorf of Caledonia, Mich. The CraftSanity Apron Show & Silent Auction opens this Friday and I can’t wait for you folks to see all the great aprons that will be on display. Top winners will be announced during the opening night festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the David D. Hunting [...]
I could photograph aprons flapping in the wind all day long. And that’s exactly what I did yesterday to make a photographic record of the 82 aprons that will be featured in the first-ever CraftSanity Apron Show to benefit Safe Haven Ministries, a domestic abuse agency that assists women and children here in West Michigan. [...]
First of all, THANK YOU to all the fabulous people who made aprons for the first-ever CraftSanity Apron contest and show to benefit Safe Haven Ministries! Today was the deadline for entries and WOW! More than 50 one-of-a-kind aprons featuring men’s neck ties were entered into the contest and I’m so impressed. Many of the [...]
My oh my. I’m insanely busy and kind of loving it. I’m exhausted and I don’t really know what day it is, but, wow, am I having fun! I’m very excited to report that awesome apron designs have been submitted to the first-ever CraftSanity Apron Show to benefit Safe Haven Ministries. Thank you to those [...]
Posted: April 14th, 2010 under Aprons, ArtPrize, Charity Crafting, Contests, CraftSanity Community, English Paper Piecing, Favorite Things, Local Events, News, Paper Piecing, Podcast Update, Public Art, Running.
I’m happy to report that Sunday’s Apron Sew-In was a lovely success. It was slightly less intense than my husband’s video implies, but we had a lot of fun. Thank you to the kind ladies who joined me for an afternoon of apron design. It was a pleasure to see some familiar faces and meet [...]
I ran the Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K yesterday in East Grand Rapids, Mich. While it’s common sense to go to bed early the night before a race, my body is not programed to do so. Instead, I stayed up until 1 a.m. the morning of the race to finish sewing six shamrock race aprons [...]
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks filled with creativity and color, teaching and talking art and craft. So while I’ve been away from the keyboard creating, this blog as been a bit neglected. So it’s high time for a CraftSanity update. I’ve been training for the 25K I’m running in May and working hard [...]
Download a PDF of the entry form It’s no secret that I LOVE aprons. And it’s also no secret that I’ve been plotting for years to host an apron show of some sort. It all came together recently in the most unexpected way. When I made the top 20 competing for 10 spots on the [...]
Well I made it to the finish line of the Wolverine New Year’s Resolution Run yesterday without wiping out on the slick course and ruining my new apron. It was fun to run the race with my fellow Road Warriors. (You can read more about my Road Warrior journey over here.) The race was a [...]
Happy holidays, everyone! I’ve been blog silent for a bit spending every free moment sewing this sparkly new race apron. When I suit up in it for tomorrow’s 4-mile Resolution Run through East Grand Rapids, I’m going to look like I got jumped by Richard Simmons on the way to a bake-off. But we only [...]