Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Hostess Aprons

Whether you are hosting a huge gang or just plan on making a few pies during the holidays, (or if you just want something girlie to put on when you happen to step into the kitchen?!) we've got the perfect accessory to bring out your inner Betty Crocker! Because, baking is more fun when you're wearing a super cute apron!






You can more holiday aprons in my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Not Your Grandma's Apron


No offense to your Grandma or her apron, but this girlie hostess apron is sure to flip her skirt! This apron is now listed in my Etsy shop! Be on the lookout for more girlie, vintage-inspired aprons just in time for your holiday entertaining!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ready for Fall?!

This weekend, I faced my denial and embraced the new fall weather. Is it me, or did the leaves change over night?! The view outside of my office is just bursting with bright orange and red!


Are you ready for fall? Why not give your fall wardrobe a handmade make-over with a new tote!


You can purchase this one now on Etsy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Now Available to Purchase On Etsy


For those of you who have asked if my items are available for purchase online, the answer is now YES! I've recently set up my Etsy Shop online! You can reach it at www.loveelaine.etsy.com or you can click on the items on the right of this site under "Buy Online"! I'll be adding more items over the next week - so check back often!

Also, I want to mention that all items you see in photos, posts or on Etsy can be custom ordered at no additional charge! Isn't that the point of having a handmade item? So it can be completely unique and exactly what you want?! Send me an email and we'll chat!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jewelry: Its In The Bag!


Although it doesn't look like much, this little bundle of fabric and ribbon packs a big punch when traveling with your jewelry! I've given plenty of these as gifts with friends for various holidays and occasions with a pair of earrings or a necklace to rave reviews! Each one can also sit on your dresser or night stand at home to hold all of your "every day" jewelry that often gets left lying around after the day's wear.

They are $15/ea. and I can do them in any color combination (to match a bedroom or a bag) and in multiples (think bridesmaids!). I will have more photos of these soon, as I have a few orders to do! Email me if you are interested and we can talk fabric - which of course if my favorite thing to talk these days!

Friday, October 9, 2009

JLR Touch a Truck Tomorrow!

I'll be at the Junior League of Richmond Touch a Truck event tomorrow from 10 am - 2 pm tomorrow! Rain or shine - good thing I now have a tent! Hope to see you there!

Its Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!


Well, at least in my sewing room it is! I've been so busy sewing for a few shows lately, that I haven't had a chance to debut the Christmas Tree Skirts that are now finished and *hopefully* on their way to a new home very soon :)

The skirts in the picture are available for sale now and they are 42" dia. (email me for pricing) and come in, from right to left: Michael Miller Funky Christmas, Moda Figgy Pudding Red, Moda Figgy Pudding Blue, or City Girl Holiday. And, since no tree skirt is complete without matching stockings, I can also include 2 for the price of one with the purchase of a tree skirt!

These can be made to match any holiday color scheme! The fabrics and choices are endless for the holidays, so drop me a line if you want to discuss alternative colors and fabrics :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Glen Allen Days On Saturday!

We'll be making our Richmond debut at Glen Allen Days on Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM! I hope the weather holds :) Lots of last minute sewing and preparations to do tonight! Thanks to everyone for all of your support and encouragement these last few weeks - I'll give a full report next week once the dust settles!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pitman a Success!


The Pitman Craft show was a great success! We had beautiful weather, which allowed for a packed event - check out the photo of the street! Mom and I also met a lot of really nice people and had a great time throughout the day! If you stopped by the booth and regret leaving without one of our handmade goodies, just email me and we can remedy the situation immediately!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wine Bags Are Here!


Introducing Wine Bags at the show on Saturday :) Just had to post a photo - doesn't it just make you want to give someone a bottle of wine?! And, what's great - is that its a gift that is perfectly acceptable to re-gift!

Hoping for Great Weather and Fat Wallets

Heading to Jersey this weekend where Mom and I are going to give it another go at the Pitman Craft Show. Although I went last year and had a few items, as you all know, this year I've given my little venture a name and will be officially launching Love Elaine at the show! I've got a few new bag styles (pictures coming soon - I promise!) and I'm looking forward to the feedback and response. You gotta start somewhere, right?! Let's all hope for great weather and fat wallets with money to spend on Handmade Goodies :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Busy Sewing!

Lots and lots of projects are in the works with my first show of the season coming up on September 19 in Pitman, NJ. Will be catching up soon with lots of photos of new items!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Pleated Bag - New!



I've created a new style of bag - the Pleated Bag! I just LOVE this new bag, and in the Aqua Terra fabric line (pictured at top), its sure to be a big hit for fall! The red and yellow bag is also super cute - thinking about making an apron out of this fabric too!

Stay tuned for more of these, as I bought some exceptionally cute Corduroy :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Headed To The Beach

I'm headed to the beach with Mom for a fun filled week of sun, sand and SEWING! I had a great weekend trying out a few new bag styles for fall (pictures to come soon!), so this week I'm going to get ahead of those Christmas projects I've been talking about and break in my new SEWING MACHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Can you tell I'm excited?!) I was so excited about all of its cool new features, my boyfriend thought that it would also clean the house (now that would really be a cool feature)!! See you all in a week with lots of photos of new goodies to share (and a tan)!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bow-Tucks Tote Bag

Latest completed bag in Natural Effects fabric Michelle D'Amore - one of my favorites! This pattern is so versatile, it can look completely different depending on the fabric! Here is another recent bag I've completed for a customer that requested pink & black fabrics.




Thursday, August 13, 2009

Christmas & Holiday Fabric

I promised a sneak-peak at my Christmas Fabric for Tree Skirts, matching stockings and holiday wine bags (which make great hostess gifts for parties!).

Here are a few photos of the fabric stashes that are growing as I get ready for my fall shows!


Moda Figgy Pudding in blue & white :)

Moda Figgy Pudding in more traditional Christmas colors! I LOVE the peppermint pattern!


City Girl Holiday - this one just makes me SMILE at the thought of the finished product!!

If you would like to order one, email me!

Monday, August 3, 2009

It's August?!

I can't believe August is here already! Only 6 weeks until the first craft show of the season in NJ with Mom and I've got a LOT of sewing to do. Although my blog may be lacking, I've been VERY BUSY online shopping for Christmas Fabrics for some exciting projects for the fall shows! Yes, that's right, I said Christmas! Makes me all happy and giddy just thinking about it! I'll post photos of fabrics here soon - its all VERY exciting.

I've got 4 bags to finish before I even start on the items for the show - I better get cracking! More pictures from me soon!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Aprons!


Happy Birthday to Maya! I made her a super-frilly, super-girlie apron with lots of bright colors and fun fabrics! Now I want one! More aprons are definitely on the way, as I have a few bridal showers coming up! I think it will make a great gift! Let me know what you think!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Birdie Sling


One of my favorite bag patterns, The Birdie Sling by Amy Butler, is great for toting just about anything around anywhere. I recently took mine to Broad Appetit, and it did great! It can also be used as a beach bag that can easily hold a beach towel, book, magazine, sunscreen, etc. There is also a pocket on the inside for keys and cell phones you do not want to get lost in the bottom! The bag shown is made with heavy weight fabric and has a coordinating plaid lining fabric.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What's In a Name

When thinking of a name for my new venture, lots of names were thrown into the pot. I wanted a name that would suit me and the items I make - smart, sassy and personal!

Elaine is my middle name, however, it is also the middle name of all the women in my immediate family - my mom, both grandmothers, and my sister. In the case of Love Elaine, Love isn't meant to be a sign off. Love is my grandmother's maiden name.

By combining the two names, I wanted to honor both of my Grandmother's and their special talents. Grandma is great with her hands and can make anything with a needle and thread! She makes bags, quilts and embroiders beautifully! Mama was a dancer for many years, knows music and has an amazing way with words.

I couldn't forget my mom either - but she's far too modest to let me put Cherie in the name. Because of her, I've turned my love of fabric into something I never thought I could do by making me sign up for a bag making class over a year ago! All of her great work with quilting continues to inpire and encourage me!