Tag Archives: handmade apron

North Market Hat Trick

Did you see the previous post about the awesomeness that is the North Market Apron Gala? If not, click that back there.

We are so excited to tell you guys what’s been going on behind the scenes in Ye Olde Sweatshop since then! Our aprons are going to be sold at the Wasserstrom store at the North Market called “The Source.” They have been great to work with and our aprons should be available there next week. I instantly loved Rodney when I met him and his team at The Source are some of the best people Heather and I have worked with. Direct, friendly, they know what they want and are very supportive. I want them to go steady!

Roxane, the fantastic manager of The Source introduced us to Dareen of Better Earth, another North Market store. (Thank you Roxane!)  Dareen is so dang sweet. My favorite quality is enthusiasm. Dareen is rocking with enthusiasm. She is now carrying our line of coasters made with Eco-fi. Eco-fi is made of shredded soda bottles and feels like felt.


At Comfest, we met Ann Leonard. Ann owns Touch of Earth, the coffee shop in the North Market. Do you know how lucky we are to have met her? Very. She is fantastic of course and is now carrying our line of coffee sleeves made with Eco-fi.


Thank you so much Dave Wible and Mary Martineau. You guys let us be a part of the Apron Gala and look what happened! 



One night only, you get to choose!

During the holiday season, I get lots of special orders for aprons.  How special orders work for us may differ from what you expect.  We work with salvaged fabrics , so choosing specific colors and things like that, won’t work.

If you request a special order, I’ll send you a reply asking lots of questions.  Things  like…

Who is it for?  What colors do they like?  What colors should we avoid?  What do they do for fun?  Are they sassy?  Serious sassy or funny sassy?  Girly?  Modern?  What do you think of when you think of them?

Then I make an apron with your answers in mind.  We take a picture of it and email it to you.  If you like it, you buy it.

For one night only, you get to choose the specifics!  Monday, December 6th from 7-9, you get to pick your fabric, your applique if you want, whether or not you want a beer pocket, and strap colors.  You get to be the boss of me!  That’s not something I think I’ve ever said.

Also, we’ll have appetizers, wine, and merriment!  Hang out and have fun with us!  You can bring a friend to hang out with you too.  Here are some of the details from Wholly Craft’s blog….

Space is limited to 10 participants. Please call 447-3445 or email whollycraft@yahoo.com to reserve your space (payment is required at time of reservation). One custom apron per reservation, but feel free to bring a friend for fun!

Read the nitty-gritty here….


The Beer Apron Delivery to Wholly Craft!

Hello, wonderful people!  This is the last Beer Apron delivery I’m making to Wholly Craft before the holidays.  A few of you have been eager enough to make the haul up to my place to get one, and I really appreciate it.  Here are a couple pics of the ones I’m taking to Wholly Craft tonight.  I only have four, so if you want to put one on hold, call Olivera 614-447-3445.  They should arrive just before 8pm.

Here are the pics I just took with the trusty iPhone.  Ignore piles of fabric and thread all around.  It’s been a crazy season!

Full Beer apron $35

I have two full ones and two half ones.  One of the half ones is in that gorgeous toile.


Where is my stuff?

Hello everyone! It’s been very busy here at the AmyD sweatshop.  If you head over to my online shop, you’ll see a dearth of merchandise.  There are a couple aprons and skirts and scarves.  A really cool scarf.  (makes me think of Mr. Poshta Designs, actually)

Ohio apron, pic by That Patti

For you, however, I just made a batch of coffee sleeves and delivered them to Wholly Craft and the kickstart.  And, more aprons!  Delivered some to the kickstart and Wholly Craft.  Olivera, of Wholly Craft, will be at the North Market this weekend with AmyD merchandise and tons of handmade goodness from all over.   Also, you can get the aprons at Whole Foods on Sawmill Rd and coming next week, the Whole Foods on Lane Ave!

If you didn’t know, I have three kids.  Everyone here is sick.  Flu.  Pneumonia.  Random coughy snotty things, so really, you don’t want to see me in person.  really.