Fashion that Heals!

I’m so excited to be featured at Tri City’s Fashion Show “Fashion that Heals!” on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa.

Proceeds from this upscale fashion show will benefit women’s heart health programs at Tri-City Medical Center. Last year’s second annual event helped fund $350,000 in the latest digital mammography equipment. Since its inception, Tri-City Hospital Foundation has funded over $43 million dollars to support Tri-City Medical Center.

My couture aprons will be on display and my couture dress will be the finale!!

For more information or to purchase a ticket visit:

Got aprons?
Got aprons?



It must be spring!! Time for a gorgeous couture apron!
It must be spring!! Time for gorgeous couture aprons!




Aprons, Movie: The Help & Friendships that cross all Boundries

My beautiful Red Domestic Godess Apron which was featured in Apron.ology magazine, Volume 3, p.76-78 , curated by Beth Livesay, was recently purchased by the Honorable Charmiane Claxton, U.S. Magistrate, Memphis Tennessee to wear to the movie premiere event  “THE HELP”.  What a SURPRISE and an HONOR!  I was already excited about being featured in the Apron.ology magazine   for my Red Domestic Goddess Apron and Cocktails, Cookies & Couture , Black and White apron…..  (which was featured on the website advertising the magazine), I decided to put it on my own website and etsy account.     Never, Never, Never, thinking I would sell my Red Apron, I woke up one morning to an email”  Congrats your Red Domestic Goddess Apron has sold!”  I barely have my coffee kicking into my system and I start screaming, “Who in the World…..(literally the World) would be brave enough to purchase this apron and would they wear it?    I googgled  the buyer’s name and came up with a profile of a prominent African American Female U.S. Magistrate, JUDGE!!!!  CHARMIANE CLAXTON!!!     I am now jumping up and down at my computer, screaming, oh my, oh my, oh my………      I get the nerve to inquire and she says yes, her in professional life she is a Judge who was entering an Apron contest for the premier of the movie, “The Help”.   I was at lost for words…..(which is rare for me..)   Char then went to my Jewelry Etsy site and bought jewelry to compliment her outfit, in which, we decided we were both bonkers as I decided to make a whole new set to go with the Apron.    At this point, Char and I were talking via voice mail, email and exploring each others life.  We discussed family, growing up in the South, ethnicity, race, skin color,  civil rights movement, maids, being female, personal power , discrimination, privilege, activisim, talking, talking, talking.   We bonded as sisters.    All over a handmade APRON!  I was excited and nervous to send Char all her items, especially when I realized it was being shipped to the Judge’s Chambers.   I giggled and squeeled when I got a phone call how much she loved it and was so appreciative.   I knew she had tried it on immediately and wondered if she was wearing it under her Judge Robes.    Later, I got the photos of her wearing it to the contest.  Two of the actors who had played maids in the Movie:  The Help, were part of the event, ( you can see one of the ladies sitting in the chair).   My heart and my mind almost exploded with pride and happiness and making a new friend!  We now communicate email, facebook and I know my apron is in the best home it could possibly be.   My sister, Kathy Carroll and I went to the premiere of “The Help” in Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia, in which I wore my Black/White Apron( lace and crochet from my husband and my grandmothers left overs)  and used it to wipe up my tears during the movie.  My sister and I loved it and I related to Skeeter and Cecilia.  Always questioning discrimination, being an activist and fundraiser for needy young african american girls/women , (currently a member of  North County African American Women’s Association) .

A Apron + A Movie = FRIENDSHIP that Crosses all Boundaries!

Cocktails , Cookies & Couture Art Apron

I Was Published in Apron-ology!!

This beautiful apron, made from my pajamas and materials that I had in my art room will be featured, along with my  Red Domestic Goddess Apron in Stampington’s Press, Apron-ology, February 2011!! I am so honored and excited as I am making these aprons, and yet I can’t cook!

My Beautiful Model and neighbor, Doris, titled my apron, “Cocktails and Cookies”. Needless she has her shaker out mixing them to make a martini!    She is also modeling my “Music Pearls Earrings“.  We had a blast with this photo shoot!

I cut out the creme lace bottoms from my pajamas, added the pockets, lined the apron with sheers and used my husband’s mother vintage crochet flowers to embellish this apron.  What Cocktails and Cookies would you consume in my apron?    

Domestic Goddess Apron

I Was Published in Apron-ology!!

My wonderful friend Doris is modeling my boudoir “Red Domestic Goddess,” art apron, which will be featured in Stampington Press, Apron-ology February 2011! She looks like a domestic goddess! She is absolutely gorgeous while holding her skillet.   I took a sewing class at Mira Costa College recently, made a bunch of new friends and the patient and gracious teacher, Janice Orr, who loved me……I am sure,,,,,,(as my apron making lessons/skill building took up the entire 6 weeks), asked me, “so Trish, what are you going to cook in that apron”?    I replied:  ME!!  VA VA varoommm…..

I am thinking of submitting one of these  photo to Rachel Ray or Paul Deen?  Any thoughts? I love the ones with the skillets!  By the way, Doris is my neighbor who takes care of my doggie, Evie Marie Antoinette. She has to wear the apron to heat up the doggie morsels! What would you cook up in my apron?  Let me know!