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!