Friday, January 22, 2010
Pink Saturday... Aprons and a Give-Away announcement!
I don't know what it is, but something about putting on an apron makes me want to get to work! While hanging sheets on the line this fine day, I decided it would be a good idea to air out my apron collection.
Now, I don't usually wear these particular aprons...they're just too cute to wear! Well, I do wear one of them, I'll tell you more about all of them in a bit.
They usually hang in the corner of my breakfast room, shamefully unnoticed. I did make them a special place to hang though. I found this tie holder at a thrift store for $1. I sanded it, shot it with a couple of coats of pink paint, and then added rose decals. I even gave them a special angel to keep watch over their little corner of the room. And, VOILA! A beautiful pink spot for my sweet aprons!
Here are some detail shots of my aprons. I smocked and sewed this pink gingham one a few years ago. I don't wear it much because it doesn't have a pocket to hold my IPOD. I keep meaning to add a pocket.
I found this little sheer cotton candy-looking confection hanging in a thrift store when I visited my daughter in Indiana last year. I love the detail on the pocket. I don't wear this apron for obvious reasons, I mean, how much protection would it give this spill-aholic?
I made this little green and pink number from an old pattern I have. I don't wear it much either. Here's the reason why...don't let those "pockets" fool you.That's one big pocket and anything I put in there goes down to the bottom of the apron. I just about have to get down on my knees to dig anything back out of it. Bad, bad design.
I am very happy with these last two aprons because they are made from thrifted pillowcases and by my own design...no purchased patterns!
I think this white one is so pristine and feminine looking. But guess what? I don't wear it either, because it is white. I'm sure others aren't as messy as me when they cook. I think I'll save it as a gift for someone special.
Okay, now for the last one. It's really my very favorite of all the half-aprons I actually use. You might have noticed this shy little apron wasn't hanging on the rack with the other aprons. There is a reason for that. The aprons I really wear are hanging on the back of my utility room door. They are pressed into service daily, so they aren't quite as nice to look at as the others. But I wanted to show you this much-loved and often-worn apron because it is so special. For starters, it doesn't show stains. It is so forgiving of my spilling accidents. Another wonderful feature is it's IPOD-sized pocket. (I love pockets and my IPOD keeps me company while I cook and clean.) But the best thing about this soft well-worn friend is...
...the fabric! This little thrift-store pillowcase refashion is covered with clouds and each one of these clouds has a silver lining! Really! They are outlined with shiny silver thread. Every time I wear it, it reminds me of the old saying, "Every cloud has a silver lining."
And now...my special announcement: I am going to have my very first give-away and it's going to be....an apron! (Sorry, it won't be pink, I just can't seem to give away anything pink.)I want to reward one of my sweet followers with a made-by-Sherry apron. I will post details some time in the next few days, so make sure you check back often and become a follower of my blog, if you haven't already done so!
BTW, make sure you go over and visit our Pink Saturday hostess at her blog, How Sweet the Sound for a list of this week's pink participants. Thank you for making this possible for us Beverly!
I try to visit as many of the other Pink Saturday participants as possible each week. Here is a blog that I return to often. Why don't you check it out too? The Stone Rabbit