Hello and Welcome to July - Tina Walker here and can you believe summer is half way over? Where does time go?
I am here today to share my latest collaboration challenge. Today, we are altering mini, waste sized up-cycled aprons with our favorite StencilGirl® stencils.
I often watch and follow (okay, who am I kidding...and SHOP) auctions almost weekly. In a recent auction win, I won the mother lode of bingo cards, chips, and balls. It was truly a magical find. Included in the auction was several used aprons that I believe the bingo hall volunteers had used. I thought it would be fun to hand them out to fellow artists to see how they could transform the aprons into a OOAK, unique piece of art!. Here's what the aprons looked like, prior to their transformations.
Let's check 'em out - - -
"It was so fun to be a part of this collaboration and a joyful reminder
that Stencil Girl Stencils are just as easy to use on fabric as they are
"I turned my apron into a functional part of my storage in my studio that can also be portable. A place to keep the supplies I use the most to do what I love doing."
"I've recently been getting more into gardening, and I thought it would be awesome to have an apron I could use for art and digging around in the dirt. I'm super inspired by flowers and floral motifs, so this was a perfect combo for me!"
"When I started this project, I knew there were 2 things I wanted to incorporate additional pockets (because you can never have too many) and sewing/hand stitching. StencilGirl® has so many great stencils to work with and I was able to find the perfect ones for sewing and stitching"
StencilClub Dec 2021
These turned out so beautiful! I would almost be afraid to wear them. But, I think they ARE meant to be worn, admired, and seen. ♥♥♥
I had so many ideas for what I wanted to do with my mini apron, but most involved a lot of hand stitching and I didn't think my arthritic hands would have been up for that challenge, so I opted for the COLORS OF THE RAINBOW for a bright, cheerful, and positive feel. I didn't ignore my desire for hand stitching tho....I added a blanket stitches on all edges of the apron, in a coordinating thread. Loved how it finished off the pockets and sides.
Next time you are in an antique store or at your local hardware store, snatch a utility apron and give it go!
Till next time! Too Da Loo!Tina