Hello ladies! One day as I was gathering up ideas for my mother-in-law to get me for Christmas (her request, not mine!) and I got lost in the Etsy world! It's incredibly easy to do. There are so many talented people out there and have found their creative outlets that allow them to strut their stuff and show how awesome they are while making a little extra on the side. I just love Etsy items and I have purchased mostly patterns for myself and I have loved them! Then I thought to myself, "Self, if you are doing the happy wiggle dance about all this stuff, would others as well?" YES!!!! Some of us don't have time to make all of our Christmas gifts or the knowledge to make some of these amazing things. However, that doesn't mean you can't give homemade things for Christmas, just not made by you! So I contacted some of my favorite shops to see if I could feature them and got a great response. So was born "Semi-Homemade Christmas Series!" I am happy to say that we are all in for a treat!
My first feature is from Sugar Pie Chic Leslie, the owner lives in Austin, TX and sells the most adorable, retro and sassy aprons!
I have been eying these for some time now and I have put theUrban Chic Apron Pattern on my wish list. And how fun to either give this pattern as a gift (which would be fun), then you could get the fabric for them and put the pattern in a basket and voila! Easy Gift!
This one is also one of my favorites! The Urban Chic Halter Apron is available for $33.00 and is ADORABLE!
Not only does she have aprons and patterns, she also has Embroidered Hand Towels that are just amazing! She also has this adorable Tutu Tote Bag as a tutorial! Can you just imagine making this for a little girl going to ballet class for her clothes?! Love it!
One of the things I asked all of my features to do is give me a little bit of a bio, as I love finding out about people and how they got started. I also wanted to use it for my own inspiration to get started on my own shop. So if you are in the same boat I am, wanting to start your own business but are a little afraid to, here is a little bit about how Leslie got started: