Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Aprons for my Etsy : :

Fall is here and with that cool weather, returns the need for a little warmth that only baking can bring! And so, I spent some time this past weekend making a few new aprons, this time for my etsy shop. I decided to make three different styles, inspired by each of my sister's : :  Bohemian, Vintage, and Modern ~ Catherine, Biz, and Angela.

This is my Bohemian apron --- With bright, colorful, and fun Anna Maria Horner and Alexander Henry fabrics, with vintage ric rac details, and extra long straps to tie at the front for a pretty detail or in the back, as well.
This center Alexander Henry fabric reminds me of how much I used to love painting with watercolors. A perfect apron for an artist, don't you think?
This is my Vintage inspired Apron --- With sweet yellow, orange, and gray fabrics, with vintage ric rac details,  yellow crocheted ball fringe along the hem line, and extra long straps that can be tied in the front...
or the back...
Here is a close-up of the crocheted details...my favorite part. Perfect for those of you, who like me, dance around in the kitchen while cooking.
This is my second Vintage inspired apron --- With cool blue, yellow, orange, and gray fabrics, with vintage ric rac details, a vintage doily pocket, and extra long straps to tie at the front or back.
Here is a close up of the fabrics and the subtle pleating I adding under the waste band.
The is my Modern half apron wrap --- With brightly colored damask, graphic, and large modern floral printed fabrics, designed to be a wrap style, with extra large straps that can be tied in the back or...
in the front as a bow or simple square knot for a modern look.
I have always been an apron wearer. I wear them in the kitchen, when I'm gardening, while I'm crafting with the kids, and often when I'm knitting with my wool --- since wool + black pants = not a good look. I always thought that if I were a teacher I'd wear a different apron each day of the week, so I had something to keep my chalk in and the students would have something to remember me by.

I'd love for you to let me know in the comments or stop over at my shop, have a look, and heart your favorite. I really enjoyed making these and would love to know what style is the most popular!

Wishing you all a beautiful day! ~ Maureen

25 comments:

  1. oh wow. i love them all :D what great colors too.

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  2. I love that second vintage inspired apron - too fun!

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  3. Cute, cute!! You may convert me to an apron wearer! I love the one with the crocheted pom-poms!! (Might even make dishwashing fun!)

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  4. Oh I love these fun aprons! You would have a field day in my fabric stash and vintage trim stash!

    Following your blog too.

    http://christiecottage.blogspot.com

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  5. Love them...the combinations of fabrics is wonderful!
    You have a great eye! I also love the square pic of the owl and the birdhouse to the right!

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  6. I LOVE the aprons!!! How fun! I love the bohemian one!!!!

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  7. these are all so adorable! I think my favourite is the one with the ball fringe - just too much fun! :)

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  8. So great! I've never been one to wear an apron but I think they can look so great on people! I love the fabrics in the modern one the best but the style of the vintage inspired :)

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  9. oh they are all so cute... i don't think i can pick just one fave!!!

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  10. Very cute. I love the vintage inspired apron.
    YAY aprons!

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  11. Oh my goodness, they are all so gorgeous! I must pop over to take a look, such sweet fabrics..

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  12. They're all very sweet. I like the one with the ric rac and crochet doily pocket the most : )

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  13. Oh Maureen *LOVE* the pink one !!! They are all beautiful - I love the way you mix your fabrics and the trimm is too sweet - but that pink one is my fav. !!!

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  14. They're all great!!! My favorite is the one with the ball fringe!! It just looks fun and flirty!!

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  15. Thanks for visiting my blog!I appreciate it!If I had a wife that was into cooking, these aprons would be my recommendation for her to look at. Too bad I like to do all the cooking. Do you have anything for men thats suitable in the kitchen?

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  16. Super cute. Awesome fabric choice, always very creative and a bit funky. Great job! I love them.

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  17. completely in love with the bohemian and vintage ones you made—beautiful!!

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