Sewing aprons is a marriage of my two family heritages. Meme, my maternal grandmother, was a quilter. She created Christmas ornaments every year for each grandchild. I remember waiting eagerly to see the new design that would define the year ending. Grandma Alice, my paternal grandmother, was the queen of her kitchen. I have many fond childhood memories visiting the Martin Ranch in Oklahoma during the summer. Grandma always had a preserving or baking project in the kitchen during these visits. She would call and “complain” about finding cinnamon & sugar in every crevice months after my visits. Today I sew aprons in memory of both of my grandmothers that taught me to slow down in this fast modern life and find pleasure in creating in both the studio and kitchen.
When I am not sewing aprons, I enjoy preserving from my backyard garden, playing with our 3 fur children and listening to the random stories from my loving husband.
A Texas native, Kari-Ann Miller has a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Baylor University with a concentration in printmaking. She currently resides in Mayfield in northeast Baltimore with her husband Ryan and their three fur children, Bunkie, Max and Chester.
Kari also creates letterpress stationery under the name of Tiny Dog Press.