Christen from Love Elaine and the Love Elaine shop shares her Sweet Ruffle Apron tutorial next in our True Love series. We love how she jumps into things (whipping up 20 aprons for a photo shoot, for instance). Check out all Christen has to offer at Love Elaine and come back for the tutorial!

When she couldn’t find unique, special gifts to match her style and taste at big-box stores, Christen decided to take matters into her own hands– literally. In 2009 Christen started Love Elaine, a handmade shop that features unique aprons, totes, baby quilts and gifts in bright, modern fabrics. Christen is a self proclaimed “modern Martha” and spends her free time sewing, reading, baking and obsessing over the perfect gift for every occasion, all while working a full-time job in marketing. Fun fact about Christen: her fabric stash is worth more than her shoe collection, proving she doesn’t do anything half-way.