Friday, May 30, 2008

Apron Season

It's apron season.
Can there be a season for aprons or is everyday an apron day?
I'm thinking about putting some of these on Etsy.
Tell me what you think please.
Abby at a Feathered Nest 's apron swap is coming to a close.
Check out the Flickr site to see some of the wonderful creations.
Here is an adorable poem I found....enjoy.

Grandma's Apron

The strings were tied, It was freshly washed, and maybe even pressed.


For Grandma, it was everyday to choose one when she dressed.


The simple apron that it was, you would never think about;
the things she used it for, that made it look worn out.


She may have used it to hold, some wildflowers that she'd found.

Or to hide a crying child's face, when a stranger came around.

Imagine all the little tears that were wiped with just that cloth.


Or it became a potholder to serve some chicken broth.

She probably carried kindling to stoke the kitchen fire.

To hold a load of laundry, or to wipe the clothesline wire.

When canning all her vegetables, it was used to wipe her brow.

You never know, she might have used it to shoo flies from the cow.

She might have carried eggs in from the chicken coop outside.
Whatever chore she used it for, she did them all with pride.

When Grandma went to heaven, God said she now could rest.
I'm sure the apron that she chose, was her Sunday best.

I miss you Grandma...

22 comments:

Faith's Vintage Vanity said...

I have enjoyed visiting your blog. LOVE the clothes. I saw a hat too-awsome! You are very talented, I enjoy your artwork. I'll be back.

Faith

Fira Marina said...

Wow! Your designs are wonderful! I love your use of color and patterns!

Thank you for visiting my blog too! I appreciate your lovely comments!

I'm also very jealous of where you live! I lived in Sonoma County on and off for a few years and wish I was there so bad! I'm clicking my heels together and hoping!!! : )

Best Wishes to you!!! I'll be watching your designs as well!

Rebecca : )

Mona said...

Wow! These aprons are awesome!! I think you need to submit these to the new apronology magazine! Then yes do put them on etsy.

KarenHarveyCox said...

These aprons are really amazing. I love how vivid the colors are and your designs are beautiful. Karen

Scrappy Jessi said...

these are all amazing!!
just gorgeous!!!

oxoox,
jessi

Donna O. said...

Pretty enough to get me in the kitchen!!
D.

Handmadewithamour said...

Oh, it has been great seeing you psoted a comment in my blog!!!!
you know what? after checking all your aprons I have reached a conclusion: They are , as French said, Haute couture aprons!!!!! ^^

It is true that in the schools they are giving more importance to sciences in detriment of subjects such as arts and languages (I'm a MFL teacher, though I teach music too, sometimes).
The other day I was wearing a handmade totebag in the shape of an electric guitar, and the Textiles teacher stopped me to see it, as the girls (just girls why?) are working on tote bags this term and she thought it could be quite inspirational for them.
I hope everyone realises that art is not only to hand on the walls but things you can use and wear every day, therefore they will pay more attention to it.

oh, gosh!!! Have it written all that???? Sorry @_@

Tina Trivett said...

Thanks for letting me know about using the poem...please link to my blog if you could. Your aprons are gorgeous! Love the beads. :)

Lola said...

Those are amazing! They would make a perfect apron for special occasions.....like a "Birthday" apron, one that you wear when serving the birthday cake!

LOVE....LOVE....LOVE them!!

Susan said...

There is something so sweet and nostalgic about aprons. These are beautiful.

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Your aprons are fabulous! I love the mix of vintage and new! So wonderful!~~~YES! Put them on etsy!~~~XXOO, Beth

Jen r. said...

Cute apron! You have great patterns and I love how you used the colors! I am going to peek around a little more. Jen R

KayEllen said...

Charming Blog!
Love the Apron and the thoughts of your Grandma:)

Blessings and smiles,

KayEllen

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

You should absolutely put these on etsy! They are wonderful, love the bright colors, they are so full of FUN! Good luck! Hugs***Renea

Gavitee said...

Hi..........Buddy!
Trying my hand at leaving a first time blog comment, and not a moment too soon. Seems there are many who feel the way I do about you and what you create. I can only add this to those who do not know you personally like I do..........the person behind this art is as beautiful inside and out as what she creates. You will not meet a nicer person, or a better friend.......and it shows in every stitch, and brush stroke.
The aprons are to die for.......they might even persuade me to be in the kitchen round the clock. Aprons are the next have to have accessory! They can also be worn as capes........to flee the kitchen too if need be....I have found.
Sue

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

What time's dinner? lol

Wow, be still my aching heart! I long to get my hands on one of these to wear in the kitchen... not that I'd be cooking, I'd just model the gorgeous attire while walking tiles like a runway!

Marvelous d'ling! The giant ties/bows are wonderful!

Sorry for all the exclamations, but this sight warrants the Xcitement!!!

Having abit o' email woes, haven't any idea why. So if you have not r'cvd my reply email to you, hang in there.... trying to get to the bottom of this.

~desiring an apron of my vrry own (SMILE)

Lisa said...

I love em! gorgeous colors and patterns. i definitely think you should list on etsy and try to sell other places! i bought 3 vintage aprons from Anthropologys - one for me, of course, and one for my mom and mother-in-law for Mothers day. this weekend we were in Naples, Fl and my friend bought one for me about friends. Yours are wonderful! Lisa

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your aprons and that poem! Thanks for sharing!

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Well a big HULLO and I'm so happy ta meet cha ! from lil ole me. Love your blog and just adore the aprons! Yes! Very vintage homespun yet bETESY jOHNSONISH at the same time. Hand painted and appliqued ? They are simply over the top charming. I'm so glad you left your comments on my post. I am also in a rediscovering process now that, later in life (48 ugh) I find myself with an empty nest. It is new and exciting adventure and I am embracing it (though I miss my son horribly). Im adding you to my sidebar. Please come visit me often & I certainly shall return.
miles of smiles,
DarLy*~

Sweet Addie said...

Absolutely gorgeous aprons! Just like wearable works of art! I hope you do put some on Esty! That hat you made was beyond words!! OMG! You are so talented! I'll be back to visit more!

-Kelly

Little Miss Flossy said...

Those are YOUR aprons???? Wow - I saw one in the flikr pool and thought it was the most amazing, energetic, original, gorgeous one there! Yes to the Etsy, your aprons are works of ART. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog, my kids are too ridiculous to be believed sometimes ;-)

Lea said...

I think your art and aprons are beyond divine!!! I am having such a good time moving through your blog... thank you so for the visit and finding me, so that I can come and visit you here!!!