Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Chick madness!

Amber gave a great little ‘shout out’ for the up and coming Art Retreat!

Every day I am getting more and more excited for this.  I would love to have YOU jump in too!

Check it out!!!

I’ve also been trying to work my way to my sewing machine.

It’s been a task but yesterday I finally got there and was able to make two aprons.

Both of them are so fun and different in their own way.

This one has 4 different white layers going on.  It is truly sweet and beautiful.

With this apron I put to use the beautiful, vintage feed sacks that I wrote about in this post.

It seemed appropriate to start this new push on apron making by using one of these bags because my first show for the season will be the Farm Chicks Show in Spokane Washington.

I think about my next season of shows nearly every day and it can make me a little crazy!

February 19, 2010 - Posted by | antique show, aprons, chickens, vintage{y} apron


  1. ELAINE!!! I love it, love it, love it!!! Amazing how you can make a feed sack look so feminine!!!! I soooooo wish they had that cotton tape with my initials on it, darling!!!

    Comment by kristine hanson | February 19, 2010 | Reply

  2. Elaine!! Do you have to do it all so well?????

    Comment by Jennifer | February 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Oh, Jennifer! ~ …I try! 😉 I joke around with my friends and say that I want my tombstone @ my grave to say…”She tried!” A friend asked me yesterday what it was that I don’t do…so I sent her a little list. I could add to that list, ‘design fabric’. That’s a gift and a joy that I’ll never have {unless I do spoonflower.com}…so I’ll just enjoy yours! take care/Elaine


      Comment by Elaine | February 19, 2010 | Reply

  3. Enjoying your Tinkerverve pages so much! Aprons, I’ve made a few in my time. I still wear one once in a while, but then I am in your Mom’s age group. In fact your great grandmother Grace, noted in her diary that within a couple months of your Mom taking her first steps that “Nettie had a baby girl”. Your Mom and I have a lot of very similar family traits as well…that happens with family backgrounds. Aren’t family traits and traditions wonderful! Your creative talents are following in your Mom’s footsteps for sure…

    Comment by Rella Gleaton | February 19, 2010 | Reply


    Comment by rolane hopper | February 19, 2010 | Reply

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