Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Women's full reversible apron
Well, I've finally done it.  I've put the finishing touches on my Etsy store and can now sell my aprons more easily.  I procrastinated on this project because 1) my camera isn't very good so I knew I'd have to take multiple shots in multiple settings to get decent photos (I think the photographer is partly to blame) and 2) I knew it would be a lot of work.  But now all that is behind me.  

For about three years, I sold my aprons at farmers' markets, craft shows, and wine festivals.  It was fun - I met a lot of nice and interesting people.  But the time, energy, and expense of hauling my little E-Z UP tent, tables, display items, etc. to and from events plus setting up was a lot of work.  Then the economy tanked.  So I quit for the most part.  A couple of times I sold my remaining inventory at craft shows as fundraisers for Danita's Children and then Grace + Main.  This year I decided I was ready to get back into it.  I missed the creativity and I missed the people, but I decided to do it very small scale  - and to sell on Etsy, as well.  
A table of my aprons, back in the day...

If you're interested, you can find me by going here or searching "RensaissanceGarden" (no spaces) in the shops on Etsy.  I plan to make more aprons and add a few other items to make the shop more interesting.  I'm really looking forward to a new season of creativity.

Let me know what you think.


EcoGrrl said...

OMG I *lovvvvvve* these! Perhaps I can convince you to do a trade for a dozen of my truffles?? Either way I've just tweeted the world about these as I absolutely LOVE a great apron, especially the turquoise/polka dot one :)

Lisa Sharp said...

Awesome! These are so pretty.

Cherie said...

EcoGrrl - thanks for the compliment and for the publicity. We'll need to talk... :-)

Lisa - thanks so much! I love using pretty fabrics and appreciate the comment.

shoreacres said...

Oh, my gosh! These are wonderful! I foresee fewer "what shall I get her for her birthday?" problems in the coming year!

Cherie said...

Shoreacres, thanks! I've made at least 200 of these over the years. People like that they're pretty yet practical - no fussy ruffles, bows, or pins.