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?
I 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!
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!
Which 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?