Saturday, September 20, 2008

I sent my apron to Apronology!

It was a race to the post office last week, but I got my apron submission into "Apronology...Aprons with an attitude".
I had not even thought about sending in an apron, until I got an email from Dawn at "The Feathered Nest". She had seen some of my apron creations and was sweet enough to suggest that I send one in. Well after racking my brain to come up with a unique idea, I finally put a sketch together and was off to the fabric store. Since I use a lot of drapery fabric, I decided to use two different drapery silks. A cream dupioni silk and a black silk embroidered with cream flowers. Then for the embellishments.... tulle with swarovski crystals, handmade beaded tassels, flowers made of ribbon and rhinestones and a beautiful rhinestone broach. My design... An apron that looks like and evening dress. How much fun would that be to wear, when having a dinner party for the holidays. Well here's a sneak peek at the apron I sent. I'm only going to show you tiny parts of it. If my apron is lucky enough to get chosen, maybe you'll see my creation in the new Apronology Magazine. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Here's a sneak preview of what I sent...
I wanted the packaging to be extra special. I used some tulle, paper, ribbons and flowers to wrap the item. I think that the presentation can be just as important as the contents of the package.
I made sure I created a special tag to label my item.
Here's a sample of the black silk fabric I used for the skirt of the apron.
A wonderful rhinestone broach and ribbon flowers with rhinestones , added a wonderful embellished to the bodice of the apron.

I created little beaded tassels to add to the end of the neck ties and finished it off with the same ribbon flowers that were on the front of the bodice. Every fancy evening dress needs a big bow, so why not finish this apron off in the same way?

I just love the wide ties that were extra long for this apron.

I made an accessory to be worn with the apron. Here's just a small detail of the silk yo-yo with an old pearl button that I used to give it a bit more glam....

I am so glad that Dawn suggested that I send in an apron. It was totally out of my comfort range. Isn't that how most of us are when we first try out something new? Once I got into my workroom and started this project I loved doing it, and my confidence began to grow. When I handed the package to the postman, I was proud of myself for taking the risk. Through this experience I learned that if we are unwilling to take a rick and are always worried about failure, we will never grow. I am hopeful that the editors of Apronology like the "Creation From My Heart".

Only as high as I reach can I grow,

Only as far as I seek can I go,

Only as deep as I look can I see,

Only as much as I dream can I be.


The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Sherry, your creation was exceptional and I KNOW they are going to LOVE IT!!! You're so talented in so many different areas...this is just one of your specialties ~ I'm so glad that you sent an apron in!!! Let's cross our fingers...xxoo, Dawn

Screaming Meme said...

You are so talented!! I think that is the prettiest apron I've ever seen! You need to do another one and sell it on here! You could do a raffle or something? :) Love,Meme

Amy said...

Who can we e-mail to vote... Let's bombard them with love for this apron andy ou could be a covergirl. THanks for the comment and e-mail... I am glad I found your blog- I will make it one of my daily stops!

Yarni Gras! said...

Goodness but that it GORGEOUS! It looks like a Wedding they have those?!

Unknown said...

I took a risk too and sent one in....Good luck to us both huh? I didnt post anything about mine, because I wasnt sure if you are supposed to show it or not....From what I see, yours is beautiful...Mine is very vintage...
good for you...Melinda

Frosted said...

So funny! I was googling Apronology and came upon your post. I just bought the book and remembered your creation--so lovely!

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