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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge 10 - Fabric

I guess it's true - time flies when you are having fun. But then again, I haven't really been having a lot of fun, just keeping busy!  I've done some 'pre-spring cleaning' and working on re-organizing my studio.  I'm also in the middle of the 'great stock-up'; each year about this time I stock up on things we use a lot of throughout the year.  It works for us!

Anyway, I haven't been making many cards, but when I saw the latest challenge for Everything But The Kitchen Sink (EBTKS) I knew I had to participate, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do!  The challenge was to use fabric in your project, and I had been wanting to do this for a while - make a card with an apron on front!

I have to tell you a small story before I share the card with you, though.  When I was a small child we had a chicken house where my parents raised chickens from babies until they were old enough to slaughter.  Back them (early to mid 1950's) chicken feed came in cotton feed sacks.  Some of them were plain white, but many others came in pretty prints.  My mother took every single feed sack, removed all the stitches, washed, dried, folded and put the fabric away to use later. Most of the curtains in our house back then were made from white feed sacks that my mom added ric-rack to, depending on the color theme in that room.  But the prettier prints were used to make my clothes.  I had a dress when I was about three or so made from the fabric I used below.  The dress is long gone, but I still have a few small bits and pieces.

The chicken house burned down in March of 1958 and wasn't rebuilt, so I know this fabric is at least 52 years old.  A few years ago my mom handed down all of the fabric to me, and I cherish each piece!

So that was my story, and here is my card for the EBTKS challenge this week . . .

I sewed the apron on my machine, using cross stitch options on the waist band and hem.  The ties are longer, but I had to tuck them in so they fit on the card.  I also used a small red ribbon rose and bow for the waist band.  Here are the rest of the pics . . .

And here is all the info . . .

Product List:
  • Cardstock - Die Cuts With A View Pastels Stack and Ultimate Stack
  • Patterned paper from a very old Wild Asparagus stack
  • Fabric and ribbon rose from my stash
  • Stickles - icicle
Cricut Info:
  • Card base cut using Walk in My Garden cartridge, card 2 @ 5"
  • Letters cut using Plantin Schoolbook, capital letters @ 1 1/4" and  1 1/4" shadow

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed my little apron made from vintage 1950's fabric.  I hope to be back soon with more projects!  Blessings, Becky


Karen said...

What a fun the stitching on the apron! And thanks for sharing your great story too! :>

Lisa Petrella said...

Super cute card! And what a very special story behind that little apron! Thanks for sharing!!!

Winter said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Courtney Baker said...

Wow this is cool! I love that apron and I can't believe you made it!