Hello, Friends.

Please join me either here, on my social media sites, or at any of the local arts markets posted below. I will be sharing beloved favorites such as cloth napkins, flannel non-paper towels, wash-and-reuse food bags, and travel placemats. 

  

Additionally, keep an eye out for a line of apparel such as the well-loved cotton blockprint tunics and dresses 

but also keep an eye out for items from the realm of the costumed world.  


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A portion of the proceeds from all market sales are donated to the Central Texas Food Bank.  

Art Squared

Swing through the historic downtown San Marcos, TX 

and you'll find a gathering of 

lovely individuals with their magnificent creations.  

I'll be there with aprons, napkins, towels, apparel, tie dye, home decor, and whatever else my little heart has dreamed up! 

I'll be there every Second Saturday March through December.  


Where:  

111 E San Antonio St

(The Square Downtown)

San Marcos, TX 78666


When:  

April 9th 9a-4p

May 14th 9a-4p

A portion of the proceeds from all market sales are donated to the Central Texas Food Bank.  

Buda Farmers Market

Visit the charming downtown Buda, TX area and you'll find the Buda Farmers Market. It is located under the pavilion at the city park every Sunday from 10-2.

I'll be there with aprons, napkins, towels, apparel, tie dye, home decor, and more! 

Joy Stitch will be there on varying Sundays so make sure to follow on Facebook or Instagram to see updates.  


Where:  

204 San Antonio St

(The Buda City Park)

Buda, TX 78610


When:  

Sundays from 10a-2p

Block Print Cotton Tunic

This glorious and dreamy top can be worn as a swimsuit cover-up, or over a bralette or tank top with a pair of shorts or leggins.  It's such a flexible piece that can be dressed up or dressed down with ease and style. 


Made of 100% lightweight cotton it keeps you 

comfortable in hot humid weather with ease.  

The blockprint design is gorgeous and unique. 


This wonderful fabric comes in a very wide range of colors and themes.  You can find one at any one of my events or contact me for information about ordering your own.  


The one shown here fits women's dress sizes from 10-24.  

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Here are some pieces made recently and a sampling of possible fabrics from which to choose.  

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To-Go Placemats

By far the most ingenious product of late, these to-go placemats are perfect for those of us who either eat at their desk at work or school, or who travel to food truck parks and don't want to put their food on tables of questionable cleanliness.  

The outside shell of these mats are made of laminated cotton.  It's a soft cotton with a thin layer of food-safe laminate providing a water-proof barrier to whatever surface on which you're eating. The inside is made of a coordinating fabric and is stocked with wash-and-reuse, compostable bamboo cutlery, a silicone straw with cleaning tool, fiberglass chop sticks, and a coordinating cloth napkin.  The mat and napkin are washer/dryer safe and are sturdy enough to last for years to come. 

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The Pinafore Apron aka The Cross-Back Apron

Aprons have held many purposes throughout human history and the pinafore apron is one of the longest running styles.  Intended to be removed easily, the pinafore has many uses from protecting the underneath clothing to indicating social status.  


Today we are seeing the use of aprons, such as the pinafore, as we return to a simpler way of living. As we include sustainable practices such as gardening, baking, and cooking at home rather than relying on factory farmed produce and highly processed fast foods, the increased need to protect ones clothes is more of a necessity.  


Try adding one to your kitchen and you'll see how beneficial an apron can be. 

History of the Pinafore - Website

These Pinafore aprons are available in a wide range of colors and even prints, if that's what you prefer.  

​They are made of a 50/50% Cotton/Linen blend and can come with a large side pocket on either side.  

Pocket sizes and shapes are customizable, based on your need.  

Email me with your preferences and I will make a pinafore apron to fit your lifestyle and need. 

Don't wan't to wait? Scroll down to see what is in my inventory today!   

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Laminated Cotton Bags

     Laminated cotton bags are such a handy and earth-friendly way to pack snacks and lunches or any other small items you need to secure. Because they're made of cotton they are sturdy and will last for a very long time (I'm talking years). With the thin layer of food-safe laminate on the outside these bags will keep food fresh and protect them from outside elements.

     They are also widely used to pack small objects such as feminine products, small electronics, or even cash and change! 

     Laminated Cotton Bags come in several styles from the simple fold-over sandwich bag style to a secure zipper or Velcro strip to safeguard all your belongings.  Use these to eliminate the need for single-use plastic bags.  

     One of the best things about these bags is the ease of upkeep.  

They can simply be turned inside out and rinsed off and, left out overnight to dry.   

If the need arises, they can also be put through the wash with the rest of your dishtowels and washcloths 

(or with any load of laundry, really).  

     They are best washed by hand but will withstand machine wash gentle cycle and tumble dry low. 

Helpful Aprons for Busy People ​​

Utility Apron

Made of a soft cotton fabric finished with a thin layer of pliable laminate to create a water-proof finish. Fastens with a plastic clip attached to a vinyl webbing belt. 

Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low. 

Cloth Utility Apron

This utility apron is made of 100% cotton. It is perfect for food-service, crafting, gardening, vending, and any other activity which requires you to have your hands free while allowing you to have handy resources at the ready for use. 

Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low.

Hip-Tote

The Hip Tote is a unique hybrid between the utility apron and your standard "fanny pack."  It fits flush against you and allows room for things like a cell phone, pens/pencils and a handful of small objects.  There is a zippered pocket which allows the storage of supplies in a more secure place.  

Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low. 

If you have an apron request please feel very welcome to email me about it.  

I am happy to work with your particular needs and wants to make the apron that is just right for you!

 

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Sara Boone

1832-1904

     The next time you use your ironing board, consider the origin of the design.  Sarah Boone was born to enslaved parents but was able to secure her own freedom.  She became a dressmaker and identified a problem with the ironing process of sleeves and other contoured areas of clothing.  In response, she designed and engineered a better working ironing board which was contoured and padded so it fit the curves of clothing better and didn't leave marks or wrinkles.  

     She was awarded a patent for her design, becoming one of the first black women to be recognized in this formal way.  


     Thank you for taking a moment to learn about individuals from our history who have made an impact on our lives today. 


“Sarah Boone.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 13 Jan. 2021, www.biography.com/inventor/sarah-boone. 

Be sure to check out the following craft fairs for Joy Stitch...

 June - December

 Sundays 

10a-2p

Buda Farmers Market ~ Varying Sundays

204 San Antonio St, 

Buda, TX 78610

  March-December

Every Second Saturday 

9a-4p

Art Squared Arts Market ~ Every Second Saturday!

111 E San Antonio St

San Marcos, TX 78666