Friday, August 29, 2008

Fabric Love

I would like to thank Shannon over at adele hartlep for including me in her blog. She showed off my clutch made with fabric from her etsy shop. I had purchased some Heather Ross fabric and made a clutch for my dear friend Jill. Shannon would like to showcase creations made with fabric bought from her shop. If you haven't checked her out do so! Great prices on fabulous fabrics!





Monday, August 25, 2008

Work away the day.....

I spent the whole morning and into the afternoon making clutches for three friends of mine. My house is trashed and I really should be cleaning up my sewing mess but I would rather share pics of my new creations. Alice and I headed to the beach this afternoon for a nice walk after spending the morning sewing up a storm. I decided to take the clutches with me and stage some pretty pictures. (yes, I am a dork)

Shushi anyone?

This clutch is heading on vacation to Spain.


Surf and Sand by Marcus Brothers Fabric


Mendocino with Mermaids and Octopi

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cute clutch

I made this really cute clutch and I wanted to show it off. I will be making many more of these for friends and family, I can tell. Really easy and super cute! Don't be surprised If you get one from me for Christmas! Yikes! Did I just say Christmas?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Super Capes for Super Kids!


Here is the cape I made for a special guy on his third birthday. My little friend Jacob. I have to say that he has to be the cutest little guy on the face of the planet! I want to fold him up and put him in my pocket so I can always have him. It was an absolute joy to be able to be part of his special day. If his mom lets me maybe I will post some pictures of him wearing the cape. Won't that be a treat!

If anyone is interested in a custom cape please e-mail me at littleredappleton@gmail.com or convo me through my shop. (and yes, I do make adult sizes)

Honey, honey?



My mother-in-law graced me with the pleasure of experiencing the best honey I have ever had. (As you can see we ate a ton of it already!) She purchased a locally made honey infused with lemon balm from Great Cape Herbs in Brewster, Massachusetts. The perfect companion to their spearmint herbal tea. Brew it and serve it on ice for a very refreshing drink on a hot summer day. We also eat in on whole wheat bread with a smidgen of organic peanut butter. This is my daughter's favorite! If you are ever on the north side of Cape Cod it is worth the trip and the $9 for the jar.

A friend of mine who has lived all over the U.S. has always made an appoint to eat locally made honey. The theory is that if you eat local honey you will gradually build up a tolerance to the pollen that causes hay fever in that area. (She is so smart!)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Shop update!

Things have been slow in my Etsy shop. I have been slow in my Etsy shop. It is so hard to sit down to sew when it's beautiful out. Alice and I have been spending LOTS of time outside this summer with friends. Days at the beach and afternoons in the sprinkler. I am not ready for summer to be over. Although retailers would like us to embrace Halloween in the middle of the summer, I just can't. I did find time last week on a rainy afternoon to sew up 2 new wristlets.
This one I appliqu├ęd a sweet bird on the front and hand sewed the outline in pink.
I used some repro 1930's cowboy fabric that I had been saving on this one. I love it! If it doesn't sell I just may keep it for myself.



I got some orders for a few custom super hero capes for this week. Maybe while I am at it I will make a few more thing for my shop. Depends on how nice it is outside. I would much rather be playing with Alice or tending to my garden than sitting at my sewing machine.

I know my mind will change when it gets cold.