Friday, July 2, 2010

A Love Affair

Yes, I have a closet addiction.

(And NO, we're not talking about yarn here. My yarn addiction can't fit in the closet).

I love aprons.

The disease first started with the germ passed to me from my dearly departed friend, Flipflopping Mama. FFM has a magnificent collection of aprons, and whenever she's in the kitchen, she whips one off her display shelf with a panache that says, "I'm June Cleaver, Jackie O, AND Marilyn Monroe all wrapped up in a fabulous apron."

(Dawn of the Evil Breathing can keep her anti-apron comments to herself.)

Then, the disease/addiction really got a hold of my craving innards when All-Natural Mama gave me my first handmade apron, a lovely thing with yellow lemons.

I've been sewing aprons ever since. I can't stop. I sew aprons and give them to people so that I have an excuse to sew more.

This is an apron I sewed as a birthday present for my friend Esther, who has a fabulous poetry blog (go check it out here).
Esther likes damask, so I tried to go for a vintage/funky look with the blue and teal colors. I put a little more work into this one than the pattern calls for, because I made some brown accent piping and added a ruffled pocket.
Sooooooo cute.
Oh well, I'll just have to make another one!

4 comments:

All Natural Mama said...

Really cute! Love the teal/brown.
I do like your new blog layout.

TuttleTime said...

I love them!!!! DIBS!!!! I want one of your handmade creations.

Nikki said...

LOVE her apron!!

laughlogic said...

I love the apron, it's a great Birthday present, thanks you Rachel.

Esther