Sunday, June 28, 2009

Book give-away and podcast on

Jennifer at craftsanity is buzzing with enthusiasm and ideas for craft-niks. She inspired me to start making aprons, denim ones, and then, naturally, one apron developed into three, and then four.
Visit her site for a podcast with me. We speak about fashion, designing, fashion sketching, combining work and family, and naturally, sewing denim cast-offs. I loved meeting Jennifer, who is an amazing mother, journalist and online, craft trailblazer.
Jennifer also is doing a "Denim Revolution" book giveaway! Yes, it's free, just leave a comment on her blog to enter the drawing.
And, a step-by-step how to make the "Hanky Panky Cowgirl" apron in the top photo.
Which can be downsized or done up differently for little girls like in the photo below. (I've discovered it is the perfect outfit for play dates in Central Park, jumping on backyard trampolines and even as a cosy blanket for a sleepy plush puppy.) It's an easy craft project for a lazy summer day.


Catherine said...

Hi Nancy!

I just got done listening to Jennifer's podcast and had to come straight over here to tell you that it was my favorite interview so far. Your confidence and experience just gave me a boost to go out there and try all the little things I've been thinking about working on.

And I'm thrilled to have a new, inspirational blog to follow.

Thank you so much!

Nancy said...

Hi Catherine,
Wonderful! It's exciting and rewarding to express your creative voice - enjoy it all!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy, I enjoyed the podcast. Unfortunately, I'm unable to subscribe to your blog. The RSS feed doesn't seem to be working.

Nancy said...

I think the feed is now working and would love you to subscribe - give it a try again.

Anonymous said...

Nope, I still get an error message and my Google Reader says the feed cannot be found. I've tried multiple ways including the links on your site, the URL, the live bookmark icon on my Firefox browser-- nothing works. I have successfully subscribed to other blogs since I tried subscribing to yours, and they worked fine.

Nancy said...

This is frustrating, and others must also be experienceing the same difficulties. I am writing to google, but in the meantime, kindly try again and let me know if you succeed. The steps I just went through are:
-click the "follow" icon on my blog
-click "google" or "yahoo" or your server...etc.
-type in your password, etc.,
-click "continue"
-type in your "name" and choose your icon, settings,
and then, hopefully...!

Anonymous said...

I guess I should clarify. I'm not trying to "follow". I'm trying to subscribe via Google Reader, using your RSS feed ("subscribe", right above the "follow" link.) That's what's not working. Sorry but I don't use the "follow" function on any blog.

I hope Google can help you. Like you said, I'm sure others are experiencing the same thing so I thought you would want to know.

Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven said...

These denim aprons are the cutest things I've ever seen in my life! I googled cute aprons and found your blog on google page 15, but this is the cutest one I've seen, so I bookmarked it! Thank you! You are very talented.

Nancy said...

Thank you and enjoy, they are so fun to make and to give!