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We are very pleased to introduce Our Second

Cottage Business Highlight.


 Because we ourselves are a small business, we have a longing to support other small, home based businesses.

We are calling this part of our Online Catalog our Cottage Business Highlights Section.

We are now offering these beautiful, vintage style waist aprons on our site. Each apron is lovingly handcrafted. 

Waist Aprons

Yellow dot apron

Woman in Waist ApronYoung girl in apron

Our Aprons are a great match with our Kevin’s Quality Clothespins. A set of clothespins with a waist apron would make a wonderful gift for anyone. The teen above was thrilled when I gave her the apron as a thank you.

I LOVE my apron and use it for several tasks BUT I have found my favorite time for using it is when I am harvesting. The wonderful deep pocket gives LOTS of space for carrying whatever you are picking… and I picked 15+ gallons of green beans this year. It was well used and loved.

Deep Apron Pocket


Me harvesting beans one morning. Yes, I know I have morning hair…just being real

Click HERE to see what patterns we have available. 


Here is the story behind Little Fish Stitches as shared by the crafter behind this great product, Megan.

“Little Fish Stitches has been a concept in my head for about 5 years. I love to sew, something I learned from my mom at a very early age. Many of my outfits as a child were sewn by my mom.

I started by hand sewing doll clothes at about 8 years old. At age 12, I made my first dress. From that dress, I learned how to follow a pattern, and eventually, how to create my own patterns.

Early in my marriage, my mother in law gave me a hand me down sewing machine. Suddenly I was making quilts. And then I found a cute pattern for a tote bag, and from there I was designing my own patterns for handbags and purses. This was my when I first started Little Fish Stitches. But at this point, I didn’t know enough about business, so I wasn’t able to make it work. So I stepped away for a while.

Hilary @ Lady and the Carpenter asked if I would make waist aprons to go along with the clothespins that she & her husband create and sell, so I decided to dive back in. Since then I have learned though another job a lot more about how to run a business.

I love to sew, I love the feeling of accomplishment when a piece comes together, and I love well made products. My goal is to make and offer quality items that will last for years. I hope you love my aprons. May they give you many years of joy. “

Thank you for supporting small US businesses by shopping with us.



Thank you for being part of our dream and supporting small US based businesses. By supporting small businesses you are helping support a local economy and our national economy.

As we find new cottage businesses that would be a good fit they will be added to our catalog.  Sign up to receive our newsletter (at the left) to keep in touch.

Do you know of a great cottage business that would be a good fit? Contact us at ladyandthecarpenter (at) gmail (dot) com or fill out the contact form below.

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