Deb’s Creations is our local artist for the next few months. Deb’s creative bags are a great gift for the little young artist. Here is her story:
I was 8-1/2 months pregnant with our second child and my son, 40 months old, every day would sit on the floor with me and color. He would take his 8 X 8 X 5 box, which his dad built, of crayons and dump it on the floor. Then he would proceed to tear the paper around the tip of the crayons. I think he forgot that we were suppose to color. Instead I colored and he tore the paper. Finally I couldn’t take it any more and decided since he loved to bake cookies with me, and always wanted to wear an apron, that I would create a crayon apron for him with only 10 or 12 crayons in it.. So I took a Red Owl brown grocery bag and cut out a pattern, of which I still use today.
My aunt and mom came over shortly thereafter and my aunt thought it was what every child should have and wanted to take it to work, at Badger Meter in Brown Deer to see if she could get a couple of orders for me. A few days later she returned the apron with orders totaling 172. I was now in business! I took off several years while my children were growing up and the flame was rekindled when I moved up to the Appleton area, ten years ago. I was asked, if I knew of any crafty person that would want to do craft shows with a friend of mine. Walla – I am now in 30 craft fairs this year. I also have several stores in the State of Wisconsin that sell my aprons and totes. The rest is history!
Children’s Crayon or Washable Marker Aprons
Unique aprons for boys and girls, 2 to 6 yrs of age. Apron includes “Washable” Markers OR crayons for hours of creative fun. A variety of patterns are available to choose from. Selections include Dr. Seuss, Diego, Thomas the Tank, Sponge Bob, dump trucks, football, basketball and dinosaurs and several animal patterns for the boys. Princess Patterns, several Tinkerbell’s, Ariel, Strawberry Shortcake, dress-up, glitter butterflies to several flower and different animal patterns, to ABC’s and lots more for the girls.
Children’s Activity Bags
All bags are sewn with “quilted” fabric and include an 8 pack of washable markers, washable paints, a 24 pack of crayons and a coloring book inside. This “tote” is great for traveling in a car or on a plane, in a restaurant or going to the library. As your child grows, so does the uses of your tote.
Surprise your son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandson or granddaughter with this exceptional apron or activity bag. Don’t forget to buy one to keep at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Aprons are $10 and the activity bags sell for $15.00.