Rusted Rhubarb

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

More Coffee Sleeves December 12, 2007

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I can’t make these fast enough.. they are flying off of my sewing machine and then out into the world..helps that Christmas is right around the corner, but hopefully they will keep moving even after the holidays.. I’m crossing fingers… and toes.. ;o)

a few more (and I’ll be adding more as the week goes on) can be found in my etsy shop here: Rusted Rhubarb


I’m seeing blue! December 1, 2007

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baby blue, silver, and brown!

isn’t this apron adorable?  I love the dots!


this is an apron for a custom order and I hope that it is “exactly” what they wanted.. or close! ;o)



Amy Butler Coffee Sleeves November 25, 2007

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 In an attempt to put the extra material left over from aprons to good use, I came up with these:

 these can be found in my etsy shop here: Rusted Rhubarb Etsy


My New Logo! November 21, 2007

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The lovely Hope Wallace of Hope Wallace Design came up with this for me!  I love it!  She has loads of patience and a great eye! ;o)  Thanks Hope!

 I decided that I needed a logo and something that will help me to be more “professional” and this is a great way to start off  2008 (even though I’m a month and a half early).

 I’ve officially gone part time at work and will be making aprons and baby gifts and pillows and maybe even a purse or two.. as well as the possiblity of photo frames (not fabric, wood.. more on that later.. be watching).

So, there you have it.  I have a logo!  I feel all grown up now.


Today was Take your Apron to Work Day November 20, 2007

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Ok, so not really.. but I did take it to work today and I did use our store mannequin and took a walk behind the building.. yeah, I looked weird doing it.. but dang it!  I’m an artist.. It’s my right!


did you see the moon in the first pic?  that was at 4:30pm today.

Somedays it’s nice to take a walk around the “regular” place and see what is new or how you can alter it.  I must remember to do this .. daily.. or at least every other day.


Bohemian Dreams November 17, 2007

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I decided to take a change of direction in my apron making today.  In the past, I’d grab fabric, rip, and sew.. no direction.. just a goal of making an apron.

This morning I cracked open a pattern.. eeks.. I’ve always known how to read them, but have always chosen to ignore most of the “instructions” due to the fact that I’ve been sewing for so long and know how to take “short cuts”.  So, following instructions this morning (and ignoring the last final finishing instruction to do it “my” way) I give you “Bohemian Dreams”. 

 I shared the apron online this afternoon and it was promptly “sold” to an online friend.. but there will be more like this.  (do ya’ll like?.. want to see more?)

 When I put it on, I was pleasantly surprised to see the ruffles don’t add extra “weight” to my mid-section.. instead it is cute as a button and made me feel all girlie and bohemian!

By the way, no Amy Butler fabric in this one.. instead I discovered and loaded up on Robert Kaufman fabrics.


Blue Crush November 2, 2007

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I just love, love, love this fabric!

Amy Butler … again.


I am currently at work sporting a wrist brace for Carpel Tunnel.. too much typing.

I’m in the works with trying to figure out how to cut back on the 8-5 (with lunch at my desk everyday) job and sew more at home.

the gears are turning.. can you hear them?

on a different note.. I do share with anyone that seems like they want to hear about my apron sewing passion.. so far there are two ladies that always seem to have a “goodie” bag full of old vintage linen that they just “know” is perfect for me.  It is, and sadly, since I am working so much and making “new” aprons instead of the vintagey ones.. the bags sit in the back of my car.  Luckily I had them there the other day.  You see, it was raining pretty fiercly the other day and my daughter and I ran from Target to the Car.. my daughter fell and slid around the backside of the car.. upon entering the car (I had walked and got drenched) I found her bleeding from the elbow, hip, and foot.  I grabbed some old linen and wrapped her 3 wounds up and headed home.  After cleaning her up and learning that they were all minor scrapes and cuts, I cleaned the fabric.. no worries, 1) all the blood came out in the wash and 2) these won’t be added in any sewing projects…ewww.  Will keep them for personal projects.