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How Many People Does it Take to Make an Apron

A stenciled apron

How many people does it take to make an apron?  Well, in my case…a roomful!   
We all wanted to play together while at Art Is You in Memphis so we took Linda Willis’s class knowing it would be relaxed, comfortable, and fun because of her teaching style.  She is incredibly generous, both with her knowledge and her supplies!

Linda Willis


Person #1- The saint.  The person who knows how to make an apron, how to teach,  and how to work with  someone who is patience impaired.  That would be Linda Willis.






A stenciled apron Person #2- The person  who laughs with me and occasionally at me…and I have to say, I do deserve an occasional laughing at…Okay, that is also person 3, 4, 5, 6…the whole room was laughing as we played in class.
A stenciled apron
Person #3- The person who babysat  me to be sure I didn’t spill any of the various textile paints, mediums, and other liquids.  But it sure was fun to try out all different kinds of textile paints.


A stenciled apron Person #4- Someone who listened carefully, taking in all of Linda’s directions, then carefully ironed and stitched.  Notice I don’t have any even seams or truly straight stitching anywhere but I did have fun!


A stenciled apron


Person #5- Me- the person who did the fun work on the apron…the hard work of sewing some straight hems…
Want to see more aprons?  Well hop over to their blogs and check ’em out!  If you haven’t stopped by Julia’s  blog yet, take a moment and leave her comment welcoming her to the world of blogging! She’s just starting her blog and I am looking forward to all the great things she’ll be creating and sharing!

  • Julia Kellogg
  • Kirsten Reed
  • Carolyn Dube- You’re here
  • Maria McGuire

Thank you Linda for a day of laughter and creative joy!  If you want to play with Linda, she will be teaching at Art is You in Stamford , Treasure Keepers and Reversible Apron.    I am teaching Meet The Crazies! in Stamford too.   Hope we can both see you there!

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  • julia kellogg July 27, 2014, 5:09 pm

    BLOG is OUTSTANDING!!! You can help me rebuild mine now. Apron is so fun and aren’t you glad it’s finished?! One less pile stacked in the closet. At least I have one less pile. Apron rocks of course!

  • Mary Beth Shaw July 27, 2014, 5:10 pm

    So glad to see an alphabet on there 🙂

  • Sal July 27, 2014, 5:40 pm

    Laughing out loud. Truly love all the persons and especially No. 5!

  • Kirsten Reed July 27, 2014, 5:52 pm

    Love your new blog Carolyn! Looks fantastic and soooo you! xxoo Oh and your apron rocks too! 🙂

  • corrine July 27, 2014, 7:21 pm

    New site looks great, fresh and oh so you. Love it. xox

  • Maria McGuire July 27, 2014, 7:23 pm

    LOVE, LOVE and LOVE some more the new site….but of course you already knew that. That picture of you with the apron on makes me think you are floating through a field of daisy’s for some reason 🙂 I’ll never forget the fun we had!

  • Denise Huntington July 27, 2014, 7:28 pm

    Love how it turned out!

  • boogmartin July 27, 2014, 10:55 pm

    Your new site looks great!!! Glad you made peace with the computer elves.

  • Maureen July 28, 2014, 3:47 am

    Just spent two hours in bed looking at your videos and blog, just loving it. I have a question, what is the fine liner you use in your mini canvas please? It would be so useful to me.

    Thank you,

    Maureen x

    • Carolyn Dube July 28, 2014, 8:40 am

      Thank you for letting me know about this- I meant to put in the paint section of the shopping tab! It’s all fixed and there now!

  • Ruth L July 28, 2014, 3:58 am

    Amazing apron, well I didn’t know you need 5 to make one, but you are totally right a lot more fun to work together. By the way I didn’t know you were busy with a new look and that’s not the reason I have one as well, I’ll be proudly grab your new button to add to my new look 😉

  • Sue July 28, 2014, 2:33 pm

    I am so happy to participate in your blog hop here – what fun!!! Every girl needs a group like this to connect to and play with…I am so glad you girls have shared your workshop with us! I love the aprons, indeed I do, but there is something so special about the friendships, the connections, the camaraderie! *cheers*!

  • Jackie P Neal July 28, 2014, 2:50 pm

    Carolyn!!! I love the new look!! Beauteous!!
    How wonderful for you and your tribe to have such a good time together and to bring it forth to share with us!! I love your apron and your photo pose is awesome! xo

  • Mary C. Nasser July 28, 2014, 4:42 pm

    Your website looks FANTABULOUS!!
    And that apron is awesome with your signature bright colors!! Love it!

  • Chelsea Weiss July 28, 2014, 6:27 pm

    I love the beautiful visuals on your blog! I hopped around all the blogs to see all the aprons and they are delightful. I will always remember your “cave woman” demonstration at Art Is You in Stamford last year (2014).

  • Sarah July 29, 2014, 4:17 pm

    Great project, sounds like it was lots of fun

  • Christina Lorraine Young July 30, 2014, 5:31 pm

    Carolyn, your revamped site LOOKS EPIC! Gorgeous, clean layout and still lots of colour. Love it!

  • Marjie Kemper August 3, 2014, 8:18 pm

    Maria sent me… what fun to see all your creations, and I totally get how tired you were on that last day and how important Linda’s teaching style was. Your apron is beautiful!