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Welcome to our Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by. My name is Lorrie, my mom is Marilyn. We are life-long crafters who have created many handmade items over the years for ourselves and others.

We opened our shop in August 2008. We enjoy meeting talented artisans and wonderful customers through Etsy. Each day is a new adventure.

I create through sewing, quilting, embroidery, cross-stitch, and paper crafts.

I am also a collector of many things including fabric, linens, and notions. I love old linens. They can be found throughout my home. I recognize the place of prominence they once held, and see them coming to life again either in their current state or in one of our creations.

Mom has been sewing, crocheting, and quilting for…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 16
  • Joined July 13, 2008

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Fabric, linens, notions, paper, ephemera

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About

Welcome to our Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by. My name is Lorrie, my mom is Marilyn. We are life-long crafters who have created many handmade items over the years for ourselves and others.

We opened our shop in August 2008. We enjoy meeting talented artisans and wonderful customers through Etsy. Each day is a new adventure.

I create through sewing, quilting, embroidery, cross-stitch, and paper crafts.

I am also a collector of many things including fabric, linens, and notions. I love old linens. They can be found throughout my home. I recognize the place of prominence they once held, and see them coming to life again either in their current state or in one of our creations.

Mom has been sewing, crocheting, and quilting for more than five decades. She retired from her full time job, and although she kept busy, she was looking for something more…how lucky for me! We provide morale support and inspiration to one another. It is truly a pleasure to be able to work with my mom. We are both passionate about our hand crafted creations. For now, we are doing this part time, and we will see where it takes us.

OUR PRODUCTS

We decided to start with aprons, because we know them well. We both grew up on the farm and recognize the symbolism of aprons. Mom’s Grandmother – my Great Grandma wore an apron almost all the time whether she was doing needlework, cleaning the house, working in the garden, feeding the chickens, or fishing. She even had a fancy apron she wore when she hosted circle or was serving lunch at church. My first 4-H sewing project was an apron. I still have it. (Of course I do! Remember, I’m a collector!)

We used vintage aprons from our past as inspiration for our Farmgirl aprons. Great Grandma, Aunt Eva, and Plain Grandma inspired our initial designs. From there, we never know how one version of an apron will differ from the next.

Great Grandma's No Strings Apron: There are no ties on this apron. Great Grandma cut the ties off of her aprons when her arthritis prevented her from being able to tie them. We are honoring her by continuing this apron design. Slip it over your head and place an arm through each of the large openings on the sides, and you are ready for cooking or gardening. A pocket or two hold anything you might need.

Aunt Eva's Apron is a very simple, functional full apron which slips over your head and ties in the back. You will find a pocket on the front and extra long ties can be tied in the front or back. Sometimes there is a vintage hankie in the pocket just like you would have seen when Aunt Eva was cooking.

Aunt Lorrie's Apron is modeled after a full apron I have had for many years. It also slips over your head and ties in the back. The difference is that this apron has narrow bias tape all around to give it a more finished look. The neck yoke can be made from complimentary fabric.

All of the women in our family wore aprons around the house and when cooking/serving at events. Many of the fancy aprons were half aprons. I have collected many of these vintage treasures over the years.

We use fabric from my collection, vintage fabric found at farm auctions, and new fabric that catches our eye. We like to use rick rack and seam binding. Sometimes we incorporate something “old” in the design – buttons, lace, linens, or a handkerchief. Sometimes the fabric itself is so pretty, we choose to leave it unadorned. One of the qualities of handcrafted items that I love so much is that each is unique.

What might you find in addition to aprons? Mom has been making sunbonnets like the ones Great Grandma wore when fishing and working in the garden. Our version has removable ties with vintage shank buttons. During 2009, we found wonderful reproduction flour sack dishtowels and started doing some embroidery along with sewing.

If you like vintage items including linens, clothing, jewelry, accessories, ephemera, or souvenirs, please visit our sister shop, Mary Loo Whoo's Variety Shoppe, at www.MaryLooWhoo.etsy.com

Please visit us again soon.

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