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Hey! It has been a while.

Hi friends!

This season has been super busy with all sorts of new projects and work opportunities. So I have been slacking on TOH !

Here is what I got for you curvy ladies!

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IIf you are interested in any of these items before I post to Etsy please feel free to contact me first! Sorry the photos are not up to par… editing is really not my specialty. And who’s got time to edit when there are drawings to be completed!

I have been working on a whole slew of new pieces. I will post about them soon!

Follow in Instagram for daily drawing updates @april_alayne

 

Have a great day everyone!!

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Vintage finds for February. In all sizes!

Hey everyone! I went shopping for you again. It has been over 2 years and running  TOH and I am still excited to be bringing you vintage finds.I have been getting more and more emails asking to find not just plus size clothing but vintage clothing in every size so I will be doing just that. Naturally I will cater more towards plus size clothing since it is such a hard task but slowly I will introduce smaller sizes as well. I couldn’t model for you this time for 2 reasons. First off  because of surgery a coupe weeks ago that left me weak so I wasn’t feeling up to the challenge and second off I bring you smaller sizes this voluptuous body cant squeeze into (even though i want to badly!) The dress form is a wonderful addition to the shop. I would love to get your feed back on what you prefer though.

But for now here is what I have found just in time for Valentines Day!

XL 12-16US

XL 12-16US $60

XL 12-16 US

XL 12-16 US $35

XL XXL plus size stretch14-18US

XL XXL plus size stretch
14-18US $50

XL XXL stretch 12-16US

XL XXL stretch 12-16US $50

Some adorable scarves to accessorize with all $20

Red and white polka dots roses are pink! horse and buggy

I found some wonderful sets, skirts and tops. These are perfect for mix and match.

Size 16 US$79 for set

Size 16 US
$79 for set

Size 18/22 US $25

Size 18/22 US
$25

Size 16/18 US $95

Size 16/18 US
$95

Size 16/18$100

Size 16/18
$100

Size 16/18 US$75

Size 16/18 US
$75

Size 18/22 US $25

Size 18/22 US
$25

Size 18/24$35

Size 18/24
$35

Size 16 US$79 for set

Size 16 US
$79 for set

Size 16/22 $25

Size 16/22
$25

Matching Jacket for blue polka dot dress

Matching Jacket for blue polka dot dress

Size 14 US $75

Size 14 US $80

Size 14/16 $25

Size 14/16 $25

And naturally… all the dresses!

Size 14/16$65

Size 14/16
$65

Size 12/14 $60

Size 12/14
$60

Size 14 US 
$65

Size 14 US
$65
Size 16/18 US  $60

Size 16/18 US
$60

Size 16/18 US $60

Size 16/18 US
$60

size 14/ 16$60

size 14/ 16
$60

Size 22/24 US$65

Size 22/24 US
$65

Size 16/18
$ 65

Size 20 US $65

Size 20 US
$65

Size 18/20$65

Size 18/20
$65

Size 14/16 US $50

Size 14/16 US
$50

Size 20/22 US  $60

Size 20/22 US
$60

Size 14/ 16 US $60

Size 14/ 16 US
$60

Size 16 US $60

Size 16 US
$60

Size 16/18 US$50

Size 16/18 US
$50

Size 12/16 US$60

Size 12/16 US
$60

Size 14/ 16$60

Size 14/ 16
$60

Size 16 US$60

Size 16 US
$60

Size 12/16 US$65

Size 12/16 US
$65

Size 14/16 US$65

Size 14/16 US
$65

And my personal favorite find of the bunch

Size 11 Jr. size 6/8$120

Size 11 Jr. size 6/8
$120

If you are interested in any of these items before I put them up for sale on TOH please feel free to write me with VINTAGE as the subject. I would love to hear from you.  I have measured everything and they are ready to rock!

Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Here I come Brooklyn!

Hey New York!

Come hang out with me and do a little holiday shopping. Whats is better then buying handmade local gifts?

 

I am so very excited for this!  I have been a very busy bee with new prints and gifts for the holiday shoppers.

I will have all my illustrations including Begonia, Sucker, Darwin’s Daughters and Lavender for purchase for the 1st time ever.  My illustrations will be the star of the show for Brooklyn but I couldn’t help to make a couple little extra holiday gifts! A very limited supply of hand drawn pendants are wrapped and ready to go and Slumber Jacks will also be ready for adoption November 17th!

I cant wait to see you all there for some holiday cheer!

Have a wonderful day

Hand drawn necklaces

It certainty has been a while since my last post, everything from new nieces and nephews, new jobs, car crashes, and moving plans have been filling my time this summer! But I am getting back in to the swing of crafting and happy to share my new handmade  items with you!

This new collection it simple and sweet and perfect for the minimalist who enjoys handmade jewelry.

Each piece is hand drawn -by yours truly- using a fine point ink and a magnified glass and carefully crafted into a pendant. The necklace is paired with an adorable charm to give you a variety of ways to wear your new necklace.

 

Saturday I will hanging out with the fine crafters at the Ballston Arts  Market  Where my necklace will be ready to purchase for the first time!

Come have fun with me and 34 very talented artists for music and crafts this  Saturday at the Ballston Metro center! Check out some of the talent!

1). Kosmoceratops – Art Squared 

2). DCR Studios

3). Pocketful of Posy
4). Refined Creations
5). Noctiluna
6). Reinvented Elegance
7). asparagus!
8). Wunder Around
9). Olivos Art Studio
10). David Jenkins Papercutting
11). Dragonfly Key
12). Laughing Moon Artworks
13). Fitbliss Organics
14). Steven L. Miller Photography
15). Grey Moggie Press
16). April Alayne
17). Jon Wye
18). Linda Blackbourn Jewelry
19). Jenny Wen Jewelry
20). Allison Lange Photography
21). TreetoArt
22). Byrd Clothing Co.
23). Glamour ‘N’ Glitz
24). Sovereign Treaures
25). Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
26). Maggie’s Pottery
27). Signatures by LaNorma
28). Genevieve Lalle
29). Glazy Days & Nights
30). Bette’s Bags
31). Brighter Day Beads
32). Naked Decor
33). Melissa Lew
34). Fast Snail
Hope to see you there!!

That little guy borrowed from http://ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com/   You should totally check out that blog.

3D Cameos

So this is the new project I have been working on.

Interlocking my antler art in with my love of classically chic cameos.

Using up cycled frames and hand cut and sanded wood I attach a antler that had been naturally shed to give this classic look a abstract twist.

 

They will be available on AlwaysApril.etsy.com soon if they are not already.
Also they will be at  Ballston Arts and Craft fair October 8th and the Dc Craft Mafias Monster mash October 29th!

 

Cant wait.

 

Art & Wine and thank goodness for sunshine!

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Adventure to Jazz & Blues Wine & Art Festival in Historic Federal Hill!

Baltimore gathers to share their talent and drink some tasty wine!


Yesterday was a rocky start.

Starting with going to bed late and then waking up to thunder and rain, then making the horrible realization Chi-fil-A wouldn’t be open to please our taste buds with the scrumtrulecent  “chicken minis” (damn you Sunday!) then getting lost and ending up in Dundalk having to pay a 4 dollar toll! Nathan Kelly (a dear friend and a wonderful help) and I were super worried the rest of our day was going to follow in the same direction.

We made it to the venue on time and alive and my a Christmas miracle actually pulled in the ally (this thing was MASSIVE) where we needed to be! We set up shop one down from the main road and met out wonderful neighbors! The people to my left were a lovely couple!1/2 of that couple  Stephen Kishel created large metal sculptures. Super friendly and very talented.  One of my favorite pieces He created was a red metal Japanese fish! So unique! To my right was a painter and his son. They were also very friendly and had great advise to share with me. MT Goggs (mtgoggs@aol.com) was an amazing artist. I loved his stylized painting of Michael Jackson!

My time was good there! I created a new antler girl and a couple new paintings for the show. My antler pieces always stir up a lot of  ruckus! I hear everything from  “I have to have that” to “how unique” to  “that’s so funny!” (i don’t really get that one but hey we are all different!) to “wow, thats just… disturbing” and even grunts and looks of disgust. I find this to be a great thing. If a discussion is born about something I have created I feel I have accomplished something worth while.

I wish I could have taken more… but here are some pics from the day!

Have a great night everyone!

Always,

April

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