This is going to be a great surprise for my Mom. I had an apron made for her using my own fabric design called Eucalyptus brown from Spoonflower, digital fabric printer who I send my designs to. My favorite apronmaker on Etsy "Aprons and More' was up for the challenge of making it for her. I ordered a yard of the linen cotton canvas from Spoonflower and had it shipped to Aprons and More. The fabric was heavier than the fabric Katy is used to working on but my Mom makes pies with the Presbyterian Pie Ladies in Monticello, Iowa and needed something functional yet pretty. As you can see, it turned out wonderful and has a matching potholder! Katy put a recipe for 'Apple Delight' in the apron pocket. Such a nice touch!
A little about Katy....she has been sewing since she was a teenager. She graduated college with a degree in Costume Design and grad school with Interior Design. Five years ago she moved to take care of her Mom who has a rare cancer and is now her full-time caretaker. Katy said she made a few aprons to sell at a friend's produce shop/cafe before discovering Etsy. Aprons and More has been on Etsy for almost 2 years now and has racked up over 900 sales. I have ordered at least a couple aprons from her previous to having her do this custom one for me. She does beautiful work and is a wonderful person. Please check out her Etsy shop at www.apronsandmore.etsy.com.