Monday, November 26, 2007

Introducing Lelo in Nopo: Homemade

How does the feminist agenda and aprons go together? I'm not sure. When I figure all of that out I'll write about it here. But in the meantime, I'm offering up my new little venture....muy caliente aprons to protect your clothes while you work and play. And homemade here in North Portland, some with retro trim. Take back the apron, people, and if you're going to wear one, at least have it be as good looking as these. Hell, I'd go out in public with one of these on. Oh wait, I do!
Frida Kahlo Apron
If you'd like to buy one, or give one as a gift, visit me at my brand new shop at Etsy. If you live in North Portland, I'll waive the mailing fee and deliver in person, if you like. These make great gifts and I've already sold some to friends. Others have received them as gifts from me. Here's your chance to check off some needs on your giftlist. I'll stop with the sales copywriting now.

And I know. Can you believe it? I can sew. There's one thing I never blogged to you about!

Apron projects


Tricia said...

I got it, i got it! don't you think some of those arrangements would make really nifty lampshades though? Or you could go with purple twinkie's suggestion, might scratch though...

kat said...

those are beautiful! I really need to get my sewing machine fixed so I can make some pretty things.

Melissa said...

these are seriously amazing. so pretty and full of life!

some food for thought about the whole aprons vs. feminism thing:

something i've thought about a lot. i'm curious to see what you come up with!

Jess said...

Love them! Going over to check you out on Etsy.

cat said...

great fabric choices!! some of my favorite fabrics actually..hehe good job lee!!

patti_cake said...

Honey sewing is quite a gift. I have a sister that thankfully is an awesome seamstress and she made Madison and I mommy/daughter aprons. Yours are lovely!

Rozanne said...

Congrats on opening up your Etsy shop! This is very exciting. I'm going to check it out right now!

purpletwinkie said...

Do you sell anything for someone with a penis?

sarah said...

These are GREAT! Not in the budget currently, but perhaps after the holidays would make a great birthday gift. So cute!

LeLo in NoPo said...
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LeLo in NoPo said...

Tricia-You have a very wise eye, and yes, you called it. As for lampshades, I suppose the pompoms do make one think of lampshades. You should try it!

Kat-Thank you: and I said that for years until I changed my life so that I had time to do things like this. Pretty things are always forming in our heads, aren't they?

Melissa-There's a ton out there about the history of aprons. I love this. Thank you for the link. I'll write more about this in the future. And as for not spending money until after Christmas, you know where to find me. :)

Jess-Thank you!

Cat-Tell me your favorite fabric...I have a package to send to Austin soon....(darn it! You saw the blog!)

Patticake-Matching aprons! Too. Cute.

Rozanne-It's crazy fun.

Purpletwinkie–I guess that would require more fabric, so sure. I'll just double the price and remove the lace. How's that.

Sarah-Thank you. They're kitschy, but fun. :)