Saturday, 17 July 2010

artsy fartsy apron (lots to do sewing)






Here is me modelling my latest creation expertly photographed by my 10yr old! It has taken me a while to finish as I was having problems with my sewing machine so have been using my old faithful Toyota with the basic stitches to finish it. The apron is covered with loads of scraps of fabric all sewn on using crazy free machine stitching. I have then added some pockets which have transfers of my artwork and are little collages in their own right..click on this link for an earlier post to see close up detail of the pockets. The lots to do challenge this week is sewing so be sure to check out the other entries.

30 comments:

lisa fulmer said...

fabulous! I'm not into aprons, but this one I like! <3

Zoechaos said...

WOW this isn't an apron its a work of art, a blast of colour and witty images love it. Thank you for sharing this with LTD this week. Hilda will be back later in the week and will be popping round to see everyone then. xx Zoe

Alyice Edrich said...

Lovely apron. Makes me want to learn to sew all the more!

craftytrog said...

It's really beautiful Lorraine! x

Sue said...

This is absolutely wonderful, I bet you wear it with pride!

dosfishes said...

Oh Lorraine,

this is so so cool! Love it. Great modeling job!!! xox Corrine

jane eileen said...

I really love this! I think you should send it in for publication. Seriously.

Minxy said...

holy moley now THATS an apron, must a taken ages with all that detail, well done you

Mandy said...

this is gorgeous!!!!ove how busy it is...xxx

Lori said...

This is really, really, great Lorraine! All the colors and collage, just wonderful!

Jaqi said...

Wow....this is great

Effie said...

A fantastic work of art!

Jo said...

Wow! This sure brings a smile to my face - what fun this apron is. Well, it's not really an apron, it's more a mobile piece of artwork isn't it?! Bravo, x

Sarah said...

I agree with the lady above me that this is totally publication-worthy

If I had an apron this wonderful I’d be scared to wear it in case it got messed up :)

Lori Saul said...

Fantastic apron- full of creativity! You should send this into "Apron-ology" - a Stampington publication- (I believe that is the name). Really wonderful work!

Parabolic Muse said...

Lorraine, your colors are wonderful, and it's so important to have pockets! You look groovy.

Linda said...

What a work of art...bet you don't know whether to hang it on a wall or wear it!! The blackbird is gorgeous :-)
You look great BTW!esh

Linda said...

Oh ignore the 'esh'...got my word verification in the wrong place (not for the first time)

Lorraine said...

thanks very much for all your lovely comments. I am really pleased with the way this turned out as its very me..and thanks for the suggestions for it to be published now that would be cool

Lynn Stevens said...

how cute it is, are you sending it in to apronology to get published? you should.
It reminds me of a patchwork skirt I made as a teenager, hey it was the 70's LOL

Crissi Harvey said...

wow its so pretty and colourful

Neet said...

This is brilliant - love it!

Trudy Callan said...

I LOVE your apron. I am SO into aprons ... and this one is fabulous.

Kim Mailhot said...

This is absolutely awesome !!! Love all the scrappy pieces and the bib is perfect ! Congrats on all that sewing!

Otter Blue said...

This is amazing and wonderful! Awesome job.

Heavenly Anarchist said...

This is stunning Lorraine! Absolutely beautiful.

Emakesart said...

I LOVE this apron, it's amazing! And the pockets ... WOW! It is a work of art!

Melinda Cornish said...

this is my favorite thing that you have made so far....I love all the fabrics and all the collage...it is wonderful and bright!

Dawn said...

this is a really great Apron!

Love Dawn xx

crafty creations said...

Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic I love it

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge - sorry I'm late in visiting - I've been away visiting with family xx Hilda