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Spring 2013 Beehive Bazaar wrap up

Here’s a recap of the Beehive Bazaar an amazing 5 day handmade and craft event that just wrapped up here in Utah. A sampling of goods and the folks that created them…
Beehive Bazaar goods may 2013From top left: 1)The location, The Shops at Riverwoods in Provo Utah, with beautiful Mount Timpanogos in the background. 2) Whimsimobilia– clay and felt goods. 3) Wendy and Peter– prints and hair pretties & My Rusted Roots recycled metal decor. 4) Monster art by Andrew Ballstaedt.

Beehive Bazaar 2013 goods1) Beaded necklaces by Mineral and Matter. 2) Art by Caitlin Connolly. 3) Hand painted nesting dolls and house by Handmade by Kaarina. 4) Letterpress card by Ink Run Press.

Spring 2013 beehivebazaar1) Concrete planter edged in gold leaf by Moss and Paper Mache cat by Her Art From the Attic. 2) Art by Jethro Gillespie. 3) Clipboard by Vintage Fern. 4) Doorstop by 4) Fox hand towel by Vintage Fern.

UT artists Spring 2013Artists: 1) J Kirk Richards. 2) Jann Marie Nielsen. 3) Cassandra Barney. 4) Fidalis Buehler. 5) Andrew Ballstaedt. 6) Brian Kershisnik.

the house that lars built spring 2013 beehive bazaar
Paper flowers, large and small by The House That Lars Built.

goods from Spring 2013 1) Fresh flowers by @Marko1221 (on instagram). 2) Engraved Cutting Board by Alexis Mattox Designs. 3) Felt Ball hot pads by Wacky Woolies. 4)Clay Buttons by Whimsimobilia. 5) Art by Fiona Barney (@barneys_world on instagram).

handmade goods, various artists1) Lilac watercolor by Birds of AshMae. 2) Yarn and Pom Pom wreath by Evie Ivy Overstreet. 3) Vinyl Scripture bag by Vinylicious. 4) Beaded earrings by Voulez.

Tutorial: all boy apron

Because a hard working, busy little fella needs an apron too.

20120911-143319.jpgYou will need:
A piece of canvas or duck cloth cut into a basic apron shape
3 strips of canvas roughly 2 1/2″ wide by 22″ long for straps (hint: you can also use ribbon or webbing for straps- even easier!)
85″ of bias tape (or folded over ribbon) to finish the edges of the apron
5 or so various squares of fabric for pockets and tool loops
1 piece of thin rope, 26″ long
1 metal claps for the neck strap.

First you will need to make the straps- iron the pieces so the unfinished edges are neatly tucked away, then finish one end of each of the three straps by folding the end over on it’s self and sewing over the end and the length of the strap as well. (see pictures above)

The finished straps should look like this. Or you can skip making straps and use ribbon or webbing in their place. Set the straps aside.

Fold over twice and iron over the top of the pocket pieces for a nice finished edge.

On each pocket, and using your iron lines as a guide, sew over all of the pockets making a nice finished edge for the opening side.

Sew extra stitches over the tool loop for a finished, masculine feel.

Now is the time to sew on any applique details you are planning on using to jazz up the pockets.

Also if you are planning any small pockets piggy backing big pockets- sew on those tiny pockets now too.

I added two puckers to the bottom of this tiny pocket to allow for a pocket knife to fit or half a hot dog (being saved as a snack later on).

I decided to add a few loops- just in case. These are just 1 1/2″ strips of the bias tape (that will be used to finish the edges of the apron) stitched together and sew into place on either end.

Once all of the details have been sewn into place on the pockets, iron the remaining three edges of each pocket.

Place the pockets where you want them and pin into place. One by one sew then onto the apron taking care to reinforce the sides of the openings. On the loops, fold over the unfinished edge and sew over the top making sure to leave the loops big enough for tools to fit comfortably.

To add a rope loop to a pocket, put it into place right before you finish the third side, reinforce well. (On the inside of the pocket, one end is short but burned so it won’t fray and the other end is the long piece you can see coming out of the pocket.)

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Prepare the handles by first cutting off a piece 4″ long from the neck strap. With the wrong sides together, pin the straps into place making sire to leave a space for the bias tape to still be sewn around the perimeter of the apron (see pictures above) and baste straps into place.

Working with the finished side of the apron up begin finish the edges of the apron with bias tape. I started (pictured above) on the left side, beginning by the waist strap and working down. As pictured above- sew over the strap with the bias tape then pull the strap out from behind and reinforce stitch it into place. The finished front of the apron will look like the last picture above, the back of the apron and the strap will look like this:
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I finished the corners with the picture frame technique. Sew all the way up to the end of one side of the project then stop, put the presser foot up, rotate the project 90 degrees, fold the bias tape over so there is an angled joint (like a picture frame), drop the presser foot and keep on sewing your next side.

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For the neck strap, I finished it with a carabiner style clip. Measure your subject matter to find the right length for the neck strap or you can make the strap adjustable using D-rings (like a belt).

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Finished! Your little guy is going to love hooking on anything his heart desires from tools to art supplies, fishing tackle or cooking necessities. Places to store every treasure.

For a peek at the apron in action- look here.
To purchase a ready-made apron, go to my etsy shop.

for the love of citrus… skirt

A revisiting of a citrus skirt I made a few years back. I pulled this out of the closet this past weekend and paid homage to the citrusy delights of grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes- throwing caution by the wayside and letting beloved fruits take center stage in my fashion world.
citrus skirt
Self portraits are always shocking, “really, that’s me? I really have had a lot to eat this past winter…” Hello, a much needed wake up call.
citrus skirt
The citrus skirt is a stretchy silver denim I found on a sale rack. The fruit is made from tulle, cotton fabrics and different colors of felt. The yellow rick rack at the bottom is of the thin velvety variety.
citrus skirt
citrus skirtThis deep orange color must be a Cara Cara orange.
citrus skirt

The view of the citrus skirt from the other side, I couldn’t stand another picture of myself. Anyway, it looks much better on Linda, the dress form.

citrus skirt