Monday, March 10, 2008

Some stuff to show before the Show

It's a busy time and I haven't really had time to post. There is so much happening at once. First let me show you some finished work.

Being a lover of all things aprony I decided to participate in the Sassy Apron swap. The first theme was Spring.

I finally got my apron finished after being interrupted by several family illnesses and other dilemmas. I have had this gorgeous fabric for ages and always wanted to use it for an apron.

Spring Apron

It makes me think of the green of new growth, the beautiful pink blossom trees and the blue, blue skies of Spring. Teamed with the teapots I think it's quite a cheerful little apron. I sent it off with some cute Easter cookie cutters.

Spring Apron

I finally get to show you a bag I made for my gorgeous girlfriend Ros.

Ros Birthday bag

It's similar to the one I made my sister-in-law for Christmas except I used linen, rounded the bottom and added some yummy liberty and spots.

Ros bag detail

Happy belated Birthday my friend!!

Ros bag interior

And now I have some special news! This is a very exciting week and I have been madly sewing in preparation for the Stitches and Craft Show where I am joining several other craft bloggers on the Living Creatively stand.

I'm joining forces with the very lovely Cathy of Miss Marzie fame who works with me at Amitie every Tuesday sewing up gorgeous samples for the shop.

And why are we there.............?

Cathy and I have decided to get together and develop a range of simple sewing patterns for aprons, bags, children's clothes, and quilts. I know a few of you have discovered our venture via Miss Marzie but to all those that don't know.... look out for AUDREY and MAUDE.

You can come and see us and lots of other local crafty ladies demonstrating various craft activities. Cathy and I are also being interviewed about the concept of Audrey and Maude, craft blogging and how we met through an apron swap.

So if you are a local pop in and say hello.

Stitches and Craft Show
Caulfield Racecourse
Thursday to Sunday 10-5
Living Creatively Stand on Level 1

38 comments:

...Sarah said...

Wow! You have used some stunning fabric on both projects.

If I weren't practically a world away, I would pop in to the Craft Show. Very good news about your business venture. I wish you all the best, I know it will be a success.

Ali said...

Hooray hooray! I have a feeling this is the start of very BIG things for you.

driftwood said...

gorgeous apron, and good luck at the show and with the new venture, I read all about it at Miss Marzie, it sounds great!! love the name too. xx

christine said...

i can't wait to see the patterns. those aprons are nothing less than stunning.

Florence said...

I was already completely wowed by the apron fabric...but then I scrolled down and saw the bag...few things make me want to eat my own arm off with the gorgeousness of looking at something, but this is one of them! It is amazing and the design is so beautiful.

Completely delighted for you on Audrey & Maude...and the name choice. Wishing you a very successful and exciting week. x

Thimbleanna said...

Another fabulous apron Louise! Congrats to you and Cathy on the new venture -- I sure wish I were in the neighborhood to pop by. Looking forward to progress updates!

Tamara said...

Congratulations to you and Cathy. You both deserve every success!

Looking forward to meeting Audrey and Maude.

The apron is lovely, of course.

lucykate crafts... said...

gorgeous bag, just wanted to let you know you won my blog giveaway!!

good luck with the show, x

Jelly Wares said...

That apron is gorgeous!!! I love the fabric that you've used.. That bag for your girlfriend is beautiful too... Your such a clever lady and I'm always inspired when I read what you've been up to on your blog. Good luck at the Craft Show... I'm sure that your new venture with 'Audrey and Maude' will be the start of something absolutely amazing for both you and Cathy... :)

Jodie

shannon said...

I love that bag! Beautiful patchwork design, it is so sweet. I look forward to seeing your patterns, good luck at the show!

A glance at my world said...

They're both so cute! I LoVe the apron!!

a friend to knit with said...

i love the apron. that stripy fabric is my favorite!
what a lucky friend. i am sure she will LOVE that bag.
good luck at the show. i am sure you will do SO well!

dizzyjadey said...

Fabulous apron and bag, Louise! Just gorgeous! And good luck with your new pattern line. Well done! I'm sure you'll do well. I'm looking forward to the patterns coming out.

Christie said...

LOVE the bag & apron-nice work!

I am trying to stay away from the s&c show in case I buy more fabric!

h&b said...

That apron is *divine* !!

Lovely to pop in and see you again yesterday - next time I think away from work, as I felt I was distracting you somewhat !!

Congratulations on the new venture ( and I see you have a new blog for it ! ) and all the effort - you'll do so well !!

xx

suzie wuzie said...

pretty stuff. i love the bag and the fabrics you used. wish i lived anywhere NEAR where that craft and stitches show is. would love to check it out!

stormygirl said...

Best wishes for the show Lou! Can't wait to hear all about it as I'm unable to drop in. Good Luck!

XO

Erna said...

Best wishes for the show! It's definitely going to be a success!

That apron is tooooooo cute! Can't get my eyes off of it!

julia said...

Absolutely gorgeous bag and apron, the show is bound to a big success, I'm just wondering if I can wangle an away-day to Australia to visit??!
Julia x

Abby said...

wjat a great bag. I love the fabric combo.... cant wait to hear more about audrey and maude when everything settles down after the craft show - good luck!!!

Michelle said...

Lou and Cathy all the very best with your new venture. I am very proud of all you have done Lou. I look forward to hearing about the Stitches and Craft Show as I probably won't be able to make it there. You will be a success at anything you do.

Your sister Michelle X

Lucy said...

I knew the apron would be marvelous. If I couldn't have it myself, I am very glad that Angelic got it. She is pretty marvelous and deserves such a fantastic apron! I love the tea pots.

Kellie said...

Louise what a beautiful bag ... now I feel really bad about my very sad "prepie" bag that I dragged out to take to the show! Where was that class that Cathy directed me to. I hope all is going well!

amandajean said...

congrats on your new pattern line! how exciting!!!

I LOVE the pink purse.

angeliclenore said...

I got my apron yesterday, and
OH MY GOSH!!! I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!
It is the most FANTASTIC apron ever! I couldn't stop wearing it. I now have a tea party in the works, just to show it off. And to use the cute cookie cutters.
Thank you!!

Katie said...

I love the apron and the bag! beautiful work!

SadieandLance said...

Gret apron and the bag is gorgeous. Hey I think I saw you on Kerry Anne this morning? I was watching cause Sooz said she'd be on and after her I think I might have just seen you?!

Anonymous said...

Hey Louise! Your blog had made me even more in love with your aprons and goodies! I wish I had friends like you who could whip up bags etc for presents. BTW that reminds me-Id love to see a pic of the bag you made for your friends (the design you dont even have one of yet:) Cathy and yourself are so talented and it was a pleasure meeting you at the Stitches and Craft show. I cant wait to see whats coming up for A&M and hope we can work together soon! Stay in touch! Cheers Claire

Jodie said...

Hi Louise,
I think your new venture AUDREY and Maud is going to be a huge hit. Hope we didn't monopolise your time today - it was really fun to meet you.

Liz said...

Wow, what exciting news. Love the apron, ohh and the bag - I think your new venture will do very well. x

Stacey said...

It was lovely to meet you yesterday and congratulations on your new venture with Cathy!
Your apron is beautiful and that teapot fabric is just gorgeous on it.
I should try an apron as I am such a messy cook and cleaner. I cannot wash the dishes without getting water all over me.
I'll be sure to pop in and say hi next time I am up the Amitie way.

Annie said...

Great to meet you yesterday at Stitches. A real highlight of our wonderful day. Good luck with your new venture

Chookyblue...... said...

so nice to meet you on Friday with the girls........I had the best day it was so much fun and so great to meet you girls also.......

Michelle said...

I am sorry to have missed you at the show but the opportunity came up to go on Sat. I did introduce myself to Jenny and will come into the shop. I love the photos Cathy has posted on her blog. You both look so great as you did on KAK on Friday. Well done lovely sister.

Michelle

Melody said...

Oh my your work is gorgeous!! SOmetimes I wish that I was still living in Melbourne. Material stores up this neck of the woods are not only few and far between, they're also crap...

iSew said...

That bag is absolutely gorgeous!

amy said...

i love the apron!

Giabella Designs said...

What a lucky person that is to get such a pretty apron!