Tuesday, July 20, 2010

For The Love of Fabric ... Great Fabric = Great Aprons

Great Fabrics ...

I love color, style, fashion, and Great Fabrics. I have been asked, where do you get the fabrics for your aprons: www.overthetopaprons.com ?  All of my fabrics are Designer Fabrics that I order on line.      There are  many wonderful designers with such creative ideas and marvelous use of color. I will list some of my favorites
Heather Baily
Jennifer Paganelli
Anna Marie Horner
Michael Miller                               

These are just a few and I would encourage you to look  up their fabrics and their blogs ... each designer has . marvelous sites and they are  a great way to gain inspiration and appreciation for the work they do.  Also, it puts a 'human face' on the creative process.

Here are some fabric sites to order that you might want to check out::

Fabric.com .....  good sales and all orders shipped free with purchase of $35.00 order
Fabricworm.com  .... large assortment of fabrics
artgalleryfabrics.com  .... here you can find assortments not always available elsewhere
many Etsy shops ...   just type in Etsy.com and then handmade - fabrics

This is a beginning but a good start.   I would love to hear from all of you where you find your beautiful fabrics ...  it is great that we can all learn from each other.  Thanks!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Like to Sew? New Blog I love!

Sew 4 Home  .... I just came across this Blog and I love it.  Great information about fabrics, tutorials on sewing projects, beautiful illustrations.  If you like to sew, like to be creative, then you will really enjoy the inspiration from The Creative Connection.   ... just type in:  Sew4home .... and you will be there!  Have Fun!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July America

The Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress declared the Thirteen colonies "Free and Independent States ... absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown' of King George

The Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident
that all men are created equal,           
 that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.          

Thomas Jefferson, age 33, laid the cornerstone of the United States of America. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

Flowers are Blooming

Flowers are Blooming every where you look....  I just want to share a new collection of my Aprons - Blooming in Flowers ...  enjoy and I would appreciate any comments or input!  thanks !

Friday, April 16, 2010

Love Thy Neighbor!

Love Thy Neighbor as Thy Self!
Lovely Example ....

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mother's Day - apron photo shoot

Syd ... cute model ....  Charisa ... cute photographer .....  (Corline ...  taking pictures of the cute model and the cute photographer!)   Apron photos will be published soon ....

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Christ the Lord is Risen Today!

My favorite Easter Hymn

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!

Christ the Lord is ris'n today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say:  Alleluia
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav'ns , and earth reply:  Alleluia!

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won,   Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened Paradise,  Alleluia!

May you have a Glorious Easter!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Top 'Mini' Model .... LuLu

Over The Top Aprons ..."Top Mini" Model."    LuLu started modeling for me when she was a little over 4, in PreSchool  and is now 6 .... in the 1st grade..  She is so darling and will do any little pose I suggest.  She is sweet, bright and loves to model for Over The Top Aprons..  Isn't she a doll!?  I am afraid that as she grows I will need to keep up with her and make larger children's aprons.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Little More Personal .....

First off ...  This is me ....  Corline ... Owner/Designer of www.overthetopaprons.com.   It is time again for a disclaimer.  Most people just assume that I am the darling model of the aprons on my website.

Here is the cute model ...  Syd .... University Student, premed student ... marvelous model for www.overthetopaprons.com  Our staff calls her 'Our Top Model'.  (Next post I will share with you our 'Top Mini Model').

I started my website about one year ago and people have been very, very supportive which I sincerely appreciate.  When I decided to do a website I was actually discouraged about the idea from several people.  Their recommendation was to go on some selling site like Etsy or Art Fire .... both wonderful sites but for me (because of my age ... and young in spirit! ) I decided it was now or never.  I opted for the now.  I am so glad that I did and I would encourage anyone debating about starting their own website to go ahead.  The cost is minimal depending on the hosting site you choose and if you can maintain the site by yourself.

I am very pleased with Pappa Shoppe for my hosting site; they  are very personal, always available and very quick to assist you and walk you through any problems you may have. They are always adding new free templates with a range of styles.   I am definitely still in the learning stage but if anyone has any questions about Pappa Shoppe or just starting a website I would be glad to share what I know.

I will be giving more updates of what I am doing, resources I use ... answering some questions that my customers and viewers have ask.  If I can be of help to any of you, please do not hesitate to drop a comment and where I can get in touch with you.   Have fun with whatever you decide to do ... go with your passion!