Half Masq-

Today I was putting together some of my masquerade aprons (my baby's as they are my first original apron design), and I decided why not make some half ones so here is my first half masq.  I am having fun sewing in my room now that it seems like I am in a Parisian Flat. I have drawn up to more designs just sitting in here, it is opening the creative flow.  My origianl plan was Paris/Romantic Farmhouse mix but as it developed it turned more into Parisian Flat reveal soon, I am still completeing "Julia" although I did use her today and it feels great sewing at a 100 year old sewing table, I don't use a serger and sew the old fashioned way by ironing and folding under every seam no seems showing, I personally love doing things this way it takes more time, more material and more pressing , and more sewing  but I feel the quality of my work is worth it, and I just don't want another machine in my space.........I went to the store the other day and touched a beautiful apron but it was very flimsy, (very high profile store starts wtih an A) and one of the seams was coming lose already and there was very little material as they are mass sewn in shops.............I want to make my aprons to last and be in the antique booths generations from now! Sitting at Julia sewing and looking around my studio I am getting the feel of the way things used to be.  I am also planning some Vintage Style Baby items as I have a precious  Granddaughter little miss Ella Grace, her pic is on the right of my page....and she is inspiring me!!

Half Masquerade

Have a Blessed Day!


  1. Gorgeous apron! Love the Elizabeth Rose fabric~ one of my favs!

  2. You have such lovely designs. Yes, I'd love to get together sometime. The Paris flat would be a great basis for a story - I'll have to think about that for my next novel!!!!

  3. Monique, it is so special to me that you like my work as I have been admiring your blog and your work for approx a year now! Your work really stands out in the sea of blog/etsy world. Thank you so very much!

    Ann, I cannot wait to meet and get ahold of your awesome books that are getting wonderful reviews, I am excited by the story lines mysteries in Cromwell, written by a lady well raised in Cromwell! I would just die if you wrote a book that was inspired by something I posted on my blog.......the parisian flat left in tact would make an awesome read I am ready for pre-order! However, I want a signed copy! When I came across the picture on another site I was in awe at the photo and the story. And then I was like wait a minute my room is more of a parisian flat!!!!!

  4. Hello Sherry,
    I have come by your blog via your Etsy shop! I was on Etsy trying to make up my mind whether to join up or not as I'm in the UK. Saw your giveaway bag and was intrigued, even more so when I realized your also into Ancestry and love the film Gone With the Wind.Me too.I started my blog as a way of giving away the things that I make or entering swaps. Hope you will stop by sometime.


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