Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Obsession: APRONS!!!

Okay...I honestly don't know what it is about aprons, but I absolutely love them! I love full aprons and half aprons, vintage aprons and brand new aprons, and bright colored and muted colored aprons! If it is an apron, I've gotta have it! There are aprons that are made to where they have a great flirty shape when you put them on-I love these....they are probably my favorite!

I have come up with a list of possible reasons that I love these little gems so much! Here it is!

*They make me feel girly.
*For some reason, when I put one on, I feel like a better wife and mother.
*The patterns are so pretty that they dress up what you are wearing.
*You don't get your clothes dirty.
*I feel like I get more done when wearing one-it's an inspiration!
*People always say, "Oh...I love that apron!" If I just have on normal clothes, they usually don't say anything at all. (I know that this is completely vain of me, but sometimes a girl needs a compliment!)
*I feel like June Cleaver...which as hard as I may try, I will definitely never be.
*They make me proud of the job that I am doing.
*Just because I do.

Well, you all probably think that I am a total and complete freak now, but I don't care! I would scream it from the rooftops! I LOVE APRONS!!!! I know that there have got to be some of you out there that share my love....please leave me a little support with a comment! I would like to know that I'm not the only one out there!

I think that this obsession started when my Mother-in-Law gave me an apron as a gift right after my husband and I had gotten married. It is a pretty turquoise half-apron that has two pockets on the front, ties in the back, and has beautiful multi-colored embroidered flowers on it. When I opened it, I thought to myself, "What an odd gift...is she trying to tell me to be more domestic or something?" Well, the apron laid in a drawer for a couple of years, and I never thought once about it. Then one day, I came across it, and I decided to put it on when I made dinner that night. That is the night that the magic happened! I was totally swept off of my feet and the apron obsession began.

Now as you know, I am all about saving money. I have to make a confession though. I have spent quite a bit of money on aprons. I am a very crafty person, but just haven't really known how to sew, and I haven't had a sewing machine.....until now! My Mother-in-Law got a brand new, top-of-the-line sewing/embroidery machine, and decided she didn't need her old one (which I might add is a older model, top-of-the-line Bernina). So, she knew that I was really into making things, and decided to pass it down to me! Yea! Thank you MIL! My mother is totally jealous, because as she says, "It is totally the Cadillac of sewing machines!"

Well, I have found a blog that I just absolutely love! It is called "This and That." It is run by Angie out of Alberta, Canada, and she has tons of great tutorials on her site! And guess what?! Today's tutorial is "How to Make a Hostess Apron!" Thank you so much Angie! I now know how to make an apron, and maybe, I can stop spending so much money on them! She also has tons of other tutorials on her blog that I am so glad that I have found. You should definitely check her out! Her blog is: http://angieasplund.blogspot.com/. I am sure that you will love her as much as I do. I am now a devoted follower of hers too!

I also have to give some love to one of my new favorite Etsians! The picture of the beautiful girl holding the shovel in the apron, is from momomadeit! I love her aprons! She is so talented! I hope to one day have the type of talent that she does. I am so jealous....talented and beautiful.... Anyway, her site is http://momomadeit.etsy.com/.

As much as I love talking about aprons, I had better run! If I talk to much about this, I am going to be tempted to go shopping for more! Hmmm....maybe I'll go shopping for some great fabric that I can use to make my own.....

12 comments:

Angie said...

thanks for the shout out!!! i hope the tutorial works great for you. good luck!!

Lindsey said...

I just want to let you know you are not alone...I also Love aprons. My love began at a yard sale a few years ago where I found about 5 ADORABLE vintage aprons. And I do feel like I get more accomplished when I where an apron. Go Aprons!!

Rocksee said...

Hey Thrifty!

Greetings from the North in KS. I found you on SIS blog and I am alllll about the aprons! I am so happy to meet someone who is as well.

I am a cupcaker, who is naturally clumsy, so it helps to keep me clean and keep me good lookin in the kitchen!

I read the Bake and Destroy website and Natalie ususally leads me to some pretty rad aprons. I am getting to have more of them than I have Uggs.. which is alot!

Anyways, good to meet ya!

Rocksee

Mya said...

Found ya on SITS.

I too have become an apron-o-holic! Love em for alot of the same reasons you do. :)

Have a great weekend Apronista.

-Mya

I am Harriet said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hello.
Have a great weekend!

Bernadette said...

Stopping by via SITS! I looooove aprons, too! I have a good friend who is *great* at making them, and I'm on her waiting list!

Taryn said...

OH MY!!! This is so great, for I AM OBSESSED WITH APRONS TOO! I almost bought one like the one you have in the first photo yesterday. I really want to find some great patterns so that I can make some of my own!
What a GREAT post!!!

I also wanted to say that I have left you a little surprise on today's post (03-27) at my blog.
I do hope you come over and check it out, for I think you deserve it!!!

LOVE,
Taryn

Kristen said...

Yay for you!! I love making aprons!!

The Rambler said...

I think you just made me a apron lovah!!

Thanks so much for visiting me on my SITS day :)

Julia said...

You are so not alone in the quest for aprons! Maybe you want to visit at The Apron Goddesses. I have a giveaway up for The Apron Book or The Table Linens Book by EllynAnne Geisel you could win. Also apron giveaway most every week! So you could see that you are not alone in your love of aprons!

Bella Casa said...

Those are very pretty!

Hey, email me...you won the $100 CSN Lighting store credit giveaway from my blog!

Congratulations!

I really like your blog, it's my first visit here, but not my last!

Bella

Christie said...

Yay for aprons! I definitely love aprons. In fact, a group of friends and I love aprons so much we started a sewing group to sew aprons (and now other stuff too). See our love for aprons here:
http://secretstitchclub.blogspot.com/