You may recall I wrote a post a few weeks ago about our process for creating a custom order. I’m also a sucker for a custom-made item, and I lucked into one that is also a local Etsy shop owner!
Two weekends ago I had the opportunity to meet up with Gabry Road owner Rosa Yorke. I had been looking around for a vendor apron, one of those half-aprons with lots of pockets. I wanted something to keep some change in, and to keep my cellphone at hand for when I need to use my Square credit card reader. (Oh, yes, we take credit cards now! It was easy to use and oh so convenient.)
I hunted around on Etsy for an apron that I liked. I found a shop with a great design, but since I didn’t see any in the colour that I wanted, I messaged the shop owner about doing a custom order. As it happens, Rosa lives in Ottawa and was happy to have me visit her studio to choose my fabrics for my apron. Cool!
I tried on an apron she had in stock, and we made a few adjustments in the pocket sizes to fit my notebook and phone. I wanted to be able to keep my smartphone handy for those Square purchases!
I got to hunt through Rosa’s stash of fabrics and together we found exactly what I was looking for. I wanted something fun but also fairly neutral, something that would go with whichever jewellery pieces I was wearing at a show. These ivory and white fabrics were exactly what I wanted.
It only took Rosa a few days to complete my apron, and I had it in plenty of time for the MAC Fair. I got compliments on it, and a few people asked where I got it. I passed along her info, of course. She did a great job, and I’m thrilled with my new vendor apron!