Monday, March 05, 2007


OOOooooh how I love aprons. I have been making aprons for gifts and personal pleasure for years now, and I have been selling aprons since 2005. Now it seems everywhere I turn I'm seeing something to do with aprons. I see them featured in magazines. I see them in chic stores like Anthropologies. I've also run accross new books dedicated completely to the history and/or charm of aprons, as well as running into others who share the same affection for aprons as I do.
I recently saw on Pam Garrison's blog this adorable craft apron.
(did I mention I'm a huge fan of hers? check out her spead in this months issue of Somerset Studio, amazing art and photos.) I don't know why I never thought of this before? I'm constantly dreaming up new aprons. They swirl~dance in my head all hours of the day and night, and now I have one more idea to try. But until I can turn my designs into tangible, adorable aprons these are my current aprons.

My Apron Gallery:

For more "craft" apron fun look here:
For "everything aprony" & lots of fantastic aprons look here:
click on the gallery & notice the second one ...the pink lacy one...that's a Jed's original! man there are some really cute aprons in that gallery. the red polka dots, the heart bodice and pocket ones. sooooo cute!
And now for some apron nostalgia:
ApronsI don't think our kids know what an apron is.The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.
(From my pawpaw, so cute.)
Let's make craft aprons?

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