Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Apron Name with a Twist

Well, I know you all have been dying to know what name has been picked for my 1930/1940's apron design. Of course we had voting, and then pick-your-favorite-out-of-these-three thing, and they all tied. SO, what to do?! =)

A brilliant thought came to me. Why not let my Grandma break the tie who was born in that era, is lovingly fond of her era and speaks of it with a twinkle in her eye. So I asked her, and her favorite was:

Grace! =)

But then she said, "Or, you could name it Gracie." And when she said that, I thought that "Gracie" would fit this apron perfectly. I loved it! It sounds so much like that era, with sweetness and yet personality.

As a few of you have so kindly written to me (my apologies; I haven't had much time for writing notes of any kind!) in asking if I will be offering patterns of this apron design. The answer is yes, I hope to! At this point I am considering the option of selling them as paper patterns or an e-pattern that you can download right away.

Honestly, I don't know anything about going about either of the two options, so if you have any info, or perhaps a strong opinion for or against, I'd love to hear from you! =)


And as for the other news that I wanted to share with you, I will be back home for a couple of weeks which means I'll be sewing up a storm of aprons for the shop! I will be returning to Michigan however, so there is only so much one can sew up in 2 or 3 weeks. =) If there is anything is specific that you're looking for, for yourself or as a gift, let me know and I'll do my best to meet your needs!


Ruth said...

More stuff in the shop - woo hoo! = ) Maybe one of these days I'll actually get around to ordering something!

Ruth Ann said...

*Awww* I think that is so special the way you decided to break the tie. The name "Gracie" does indeed fit it perfectly, and makes it even special that your Grandma chosethe name. What a great idea!

Hmmm...I look forward to seeing what aprons you're going to put up in your shop this time! I always love the fabrics and patterns you choose. :)

Sarah Jane said...

Gracie is the perfect name!

I can't wait to see what you add to your shop!

YayaOrchid said...

'Gracie' sounds perfect and the fact that your Grandmother helped choosing it makes it even more special!

I'm glad to hear you'll be adding more aprons to your shop. AND I'm super thrilled you're considering making the pattern to 'Gracie' available!! As soon as you decide, I'd very much like one! As to what format, personally, I like a regular 'paper' pattern. I've bought (once) an email pattern, and I never get around to having them printed. There's no Kinko's where we are for the full enlargement. But that's up to you.

YayaOrchid said...

Had to let you know I posted about your site over on my blog!

Shannon said...

"Gracie" is perfect! I love it :-) How wonderful to have a grandmother who can give you "first-hand" advice!

Yours in Christ,

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Hi Melanie! So good to hear from you! =) I would feel quite honored if you were to feature my blog on yours. Thankyou! =)