Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Meet Rachel of Rachel's Aprons

In my new blog I want to regularly feature some wonderful artists of hand-crafted goods.  I'm happy to introduce you to the first of these:  Rachel of Rachel's Aprons.  I found her wonderful, swirl pattern, spa facial scrubbies and pretty crochet washcloths in her store at   They are 100% cotton, hard-wearing and eco-friendly as well as beautiful and functional.  You can read a little more about Rachel and her shop below:

"My name is Rachel and I am a mom to 3 girls. I have been married 10 years and along with my Etsy shop I have a Blog  where I share ideas I use to home-school, cook with the kids and, of course, what is new in my shop.

I was 12 or 13 when my Aunt Gloria taught me to crochet. I love crocheting, but more importantly, I love creating functional and pretty things. It is my joyful time in the evening when I can crochet. My husband taught me the basics to sewing. I took it from there, but he can make quilts. I'm in awe. 

All the items in my shop were first inspired and made for someone in my life: the key fobs for my Aunt as she helps my disabled Uncle, the aprons for waitress friends who got tired of theirs' falling apart because they were made of thin material, the earrings for my daughters as Christmas presents, the crochet washcloths for myself and my kids to use both in the kitchen and bathroom, and the spa facial scrubbies for me as I suffer from adult acne and have sensitive skin.

Behind everything in my shop, there is a person it was made especially for: a person that gave it life. I hope that when people visit my shop they find something that is made especially for them or the person they are shopping for. I try to price things so that everyone can find something. That means I buy a lot of my material when it is on sale. I want everyone to be able to have something for themselves, even when times are tough."


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