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DIY Handmade Utility Apron

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I’m doing a few craft shows in the next couple months and I remember the last few that I did how it was a pain to always worry about the money being in a safe place and also where my card reader was for credit card transactions.  Well I was going to just go buy a utility apron from Home Depot or JoAnn’s.

But thanks to Pinterest I found a cute pattern to try and made something for myself today! I rarely make things for myself so I’m excited and this one will be useful too!  You could also use a utility apron like this when your cleaning your house, having a garage sale or doing a handmade market fair.

http://roseycornercreations.blogspot.ca/2010/08/utility-apron-tutorial.html

I followed that pattern and my apron turned out great! I have SO much fabric that it was silly to go out and get some more, I knew I had enough pieces of fabric to make one.  And it’s cute too!  No boring utility apron for me.

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You could do it in all sorts of cute colors to match different things!  I love navy blue so I thought that this was a cute color combination with bright and dark colors.

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There are pockets to hold different items.  I imagine I’ll use it to hold a pen, tape, my phone, Paypal card reader and money from my customers who pay in cash.  The pattern was super easy to read and turned out amazing!

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New Adventures in Etsy-land!

So if your on my Facebook page, you will know that I’ve started another Etsy shop.  We have decided to call this one Great Lakes Craft.  We also have a Facebook page to follow along too!  This one my husband helps with.  He bought a machine for his business and I was like, I know I can use this and I know that we can make good money with what I want to make, so we tried it, and so far after just a few weeks, sales have been constantly coming in!

11717389_1552930794927726_3102322577126741279_oI know can offer wood monograms and engraved cutting boards(will be adding in the next day or so) in my shop!  I’ll be making more custom items later once I learn the software to design more, but these are turning out so cute and beginning to be a BIG seller for us!  I can’t wait to see what the holiday season brings for us!

11701088_1553559734864832_4277372170599294786_nWe are already super busy with kids sports (hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball) so adding in this and a full time job, CRAZY!!!  But being able to be an entrepreneur and do something at home is amazing!  I love having that creative outlet to make things and also the extra money we get while doing it!

If your interested in purchasing a wood monogram, I can do other fonts too! Just message me and ask!  Go ahead and check out my pages for more information!

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