Rusted Rhubarb

the ramblings and growth of a fiber artist who likes to take pictures

What I’ve been up to… September 24, 2007

Filed under: apron,onesie,sewing — rustedrhubarb @ 9:19 pm
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I’ve been working full time, helping the daughter start her own ebay biz, harping on the son to mow the grass, you know…. life.

As I go through the daily grind of living I’m still thinking of my aprons and how I can create and manipulate the various found fabrics that I love so much and make them “mine”.  This 40 yr old tom-girl, loves to create girly things…

So, here’s what I’ve been playing with and creating:


denim skirt chopped up, vintage decor floral fabric applied as trim, vintage doily (hiding on the other side), as well as some beading!

now this is my new favorite!  It’s from an old Mexican dress, overdyed commercial fabric, overdyed vintage table cloth, and an over dyed table doily, and of course vintage mother of pearl buttons!

and a close up:

and something my daughter and I are also working on.. It’s in the beginning stages now:


all will be available on my etsy soon..


Wow! Long time no see! September 8, 2007

Filed under: burp cloth,family,sewing,Uncategorized — rustedrhubarb @ 6:35 pm

Many apologies for my absence.

 I had a family medical emergency that popped up in Texas and ended up taking off to head west to check up on my grandma.  She ended up having a triple by-pass and is now at home healing and doing well.

 Coming back home, I found myself very busy with getting two teenagers ready for a new year of middle school and high school.  Interestingly both were content to take their own carts to the school supply shopping isle and leave me at the coffee counter sipping on my White Chocolote Mocha (soy, no whip please), and they only needed me at the check out to pay for their “goodies”.. and surprisingly, they did very well on their own!

Also, work seemed to do well w/out  me, but I did find myself giving more of my free time to help get caught up on what was ignored while I was gone.

 In my free time that I was able to find, I came up with these which I’m hoping Sydney [my 15 yr old daughter who *needs* money for a car next year (!)] will take over and start making and selling as her own.  Being a typical teenager.. she’s curious and interested.. but not committing to anything just yet.

Burp Cloth Set

They are Burp Cloths made out of 100% cotton diapers and trimmed with the wonderfully funky and modern Amy Butler Fabric.  You can find them in blue and yellow here:  My Etsy Shop and the pink pictured above here: My Ebay Store  So if you know anyone that’s having a baby soon – these are great gifts! ;o)

 I’m giving both Etsy and Ebay a test run with the items to see which works best!  I’m determined to help the girl raise her OWN money for a new (used – old – won’t go over 40mph – hehehe) car.

Hopefully soon, I’ll be back to my regular schedule and will be making aprons again.