As seen on 'Cupcake Wars!" - Happy New Year!

Foodphyte is taking a short break.

Hey folks, I'm preparing orders right now so I will need to be closed for the next week or so. I am in several ongoing conversations with some of you please continue to contact me here - and existing custom order customers: YOU CAN MESSAGE ME HERE as I am still getting everyone's messages no matter what the automatic return note says -- I'm right by the computer. Smiles.

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Foodphyte's Shop Announcement

You're in the world of Foodphyte, Unique & Original Textiles with Function & Flair - Part 2 to my first Etsy shop Pillowphyte, find textiles here for Kitchen/Cafe, Bridal, Crafting, Classroom & More- Hey folks, Feb1-March 10 I will have an on-and-off shop schedule where I'll be closed for 1 or 2 days at a time, then reopen. If you have a custom order need, be sure to include dates needed in your requests, thanks!
Adult APRON SIZES include S/M which fits a women size 2-14; M/L is also available by request and fits a woman, size 14/16 to approximately size 18/20 and there is NO CHARGE for this, but extra longs ties are and additional $1.50. If you are at a size 14/16 point, you can go either way, sizewise. Ties are 40+/- inches, each.
THANK YOU CUSTOMERS - The South Napa earthquake epicenter was a scant 4 miles from my house - and it was a very challenging time on and following August 24 and you all were so terrific. I just can't say enough, I have the best customers in the world! I was certainly doing my best amidst a power outage, two destroyed post offices and just the general shock of an event of this kind. Even now, our post office is still struggling, as they are working out of one partially repaired structure and cramming their full staff into one building. Special thanks to some of my custom order clients, who really hung in with my through it all, namaste.
NEWS FOR 2015: Just a note customers that I will have a slightly reduced work schedule in 2015 on aprons as I am embarking on the writing of a novel, which will take up some of my time in a different way than past years. I will keep more of a 'shop hours' schedule for talking to customers and taking custom work. More on this in 2015.
Yes, I can personalize! Machine EMBROIDER names, initials or business name just about any apron, $4.50. Message me BEFORE you purchase. And for security, try a pearlized snap on any, or many, pockets for $1.50 each. For keys and ID badges, D-rings, $1.50. Interested? Message me for details or use the special listings in the shop for these items or leave a message in the sale notes when checking out.

Note: Overseas customers -- it can take from 10 working days to one month or more! to receive your apron, depending on what part of the world you live and how your particular country mail delivery operates. Also keep in mind some countries will open up the entire package as it makes it's way through customs. Just sometimes though.

Another note: If paying by Paypal's ECheck, know that the clock on your apron officially starts when the the check clears, which is 3-5 days after your apron is ordered.

Big News! Foodphyte Aprons appeared on Food Networks' CUPCAKE WARS on APRIL 22 AND SEPTEMBER 18! CONGRATULATIONS to Michigan-based TASTE LOVE CUPCAKES for your WIN! Cupcake Wars viewers, be sure to check out the new, commemorative Cupcake Celebration 6-pocket Apron in honor of Foodphyte aprons appearing on the show!

A Big Thank You to HGTV's, "Cash and Cari" and their "Repurpose" Booth at Country Living Magazines' Annual Fall Fair! Foodphyte aprons were for sale at their booth at the Atlanta and Columbus Shows -- Cari and Repurpose staffers donned custom made Foodphyte aprons for both sure to visit next year...for more information check out the Country Living magazine website.

Thanks to all the wonderful customers who write, comment, and share their stories, ideas and compliments! I never thought I'd have so much fun getting to know all of you through aprons. It has been the great, unexpected GIFT of this business--some of you just knock me out with your thoughtfulness and your humor and it's been so rewarding for me personally, to help you. New customers, message me for any questions about customizing your apron. Every day brings a new challenge and an interesting twist to things. I love it.

! Join PhyteClub! Buy SIX utility aprons in a calendar year and get the seventh for half price--buy 12 in a calendar year and get the 13th FREE! Other prizes, drawings, free gifts and special notice on new products, (even special events!) are also part of the PhyteClub experience -- for details, message me.

So many exciting things are happening, check back often for breaking news, more aprons and other items debuting soon as well as a new blog where among other things, I'll be interviewing other artists including authors, craftspeople, musicians, costume and set designers, painters, printmakers and chefs, to name a few...
+First up, join me through pictures as I visit the home of one of America's best loved and most well-know photographers, Ansel Adams. I'll be talking to his son about the legacy of his father and what makes a good photograph in this debut blog interview.