KRS Designs

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Fabric FramedMy blogging friend Karen of KRS Designs has SO many creative outlets, so I couldn’t wait to add her to my Shop Love! page.  I decided to go for the fabric and bought this gorgeous piece from Karen’s Spoonflower Shop. Won’t it be perfect for a kitcheny project?

You can find ALL of Karen’s links here on her blog and check out her fabric here, her gallery here, and her FB page here.

Thank you for my lovely purchase, Karen! ♥

The “Mix Things Up” Apron

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ApronHere’s my latest apron . . . and I must say, I had LOTS of help! Here’s the scoop:

  • The adorable design on the bib came from my blogging friend Megan of A Kitschy Kitchen. Click here, and this original drawing can be yours, too, as a gift from Megan! Since I used a heavy muslin (a remnant I had on hand) for the bib, I was able to simply trace the design. Then I embroidered it while watching TV when we were snowed in. 🙂 Megan has an Etsy shop, too . . . here’s a post about it!
  • The skirt, bib ruffle, and neck and waist ties are made from this fabric I bought from Karen of KRS Designs. The cute baking motif was perfect for this project! You can find links to all of Karen’s shops on her blog.
  • And now for the ruffles. The blue one was from a gift of fat quarters I got for my birthday. It has a seam in the middle, but it’s pretty well hidden. The fabric for the pink and brown ruffles came from Laura of LC’s Cottage. Click here for Laura’s blog, here for her Etsy store, and here for a previous post I wrote about her shop.

Details about the design are available on my Wonder Woman Retro Apron post . . . a free tutorial from the Jo-Ann web site along with a few tweaks of my own. The only thing I changed on this one was to line the bib to hide the back of my embroidery and make the top ruffle smaller so as not to hide the mixer.

I had SO much fun making this, and thank you to my friends for your lovely contributions! ♥

Embroidery

Shop Love!

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Shop Love!Following are blog posts about amazing people who sell their creations online that I’ve met through blogging, friends, and family. I look forward to adding lots more! Please take a few minutes to check them out, and remember to shop small businesses whenever you can! ♥

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