Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Heading to Canton




Here are a few pics of some of Shelly's order. I sewed my fingers to the bone. On Sat I sent out 10 aprons for the February show. They would make really great Valentine's Day gifts, don't you think? I had to send them so quickly I didn't take very good pictures, but there are many more to come, so hopefully the documentary o apron will improve. :)

4 comments:

SQRL said...

I can tell I am related... I also get inspired by the cold, wet, nasty days. Though I like the snotty nose and pink cheeks feelings, given how rare they are down here.

Anyway, I have a question about aprons: Are yours designed primarily for fashion or utility? I have noticed a trend among many female peers who don't have a lick of ability in the kitchen but make sure they own/prominently display a "cute" apron. Even better, they refuse to wear it when actually cooking in order not to ruin it.

So are these modern/retro aprons designed to be used and loved, or just displayed? This has been bothering me.

Sarah said...

The real answer lies within...

Sarah said...

Even though I consider myself a pretty forward woman, sometimes I wonder if feminisim is why the apron disappeared??? With the feminist movement we hung up our aprons by their apron strings and headed out of the kitchen and into the work field. That is fine and dandy~ROAR~ but maybe, just maybe in the heart of every woman she wants to be feminine while being productive and that is why the apron is making a comeback. While it is still nostalgic, it holds no repressed connotations like it has in the past. To answer your question, I wear mine, but I think we all know I am not repressed. I feel empowered and connected to my heritage. :) (I hope I don't lose readers with that philosophy...)

marisa said...

You are so talented. I love it, and I love your explanation as to why aprons are making a come back!