Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

A very calming affect~

ME in my new apron!

I forget how therapeutic sewing can be for me, especially when I haven’t done it for so long.  Working away in complete silence except for the sporadic snap and sizzle from the wood stove.  It even settled my mind enough to cause me to be willing to pose for this shot.   Course, my hand is just a movin’ as I’m telling Mr T what to do.   He really loves that.  😉


This was an incredibly fun and creative project to work on and this post follows up my last one well…

apron pocket

…pulling together items that compliment and work well together, so very inspiring.  Every piece of fabric used in the apron is vintage and/or thrifted!

apron flap

I used the center of a vintage dresser scarf for the front.  It was ovalish so I cut a straight edge off of the top and took that piece and layered it back over itself.  (following me?)

another apron

I had already used one end of that same dresser scarf on this apron…

and yet another apron

and the other end on this apron.  So now I’ve used it in it’s entirety and I love all three of the aprons.

glass button

The final touch on my new apron was this button.  I believe it’s Bakelite.

Now I plan to bundle this sweet thing up and send it to Stampington & Co. for a Sept. 15th deadline and a hopeful submission in their new magazine, Apron*ology.   This will be my first ever attempt to be published.

February 24, 2009 Posted by | bespoke design, sewing, vintage{y} apron | 9 Comments