I love aprons, I really do. They are a terrific way to find the most beautiful bits of fabrics of the past and they fit the ever important rule - "cheap and cheerful". When I didn't win one of the aprons in the give away at Oodles and Oodles , I was pleased as punch when she copied the pattern for everyone. Except I have made and remade this apron several times now, and I cannot manage to get it to where I like it! This time the embroidery is off center. Ah well, as soon as it gets warm enough it will be put into service.
When I was thinking of what to put in this post, I realized I had totally forgotten about the new Apron book, Apronisms , which I will be picking up at the bookstore this afternoon now that I have remembered it.
You have seen most of these aprons before if you have been hanging out here awhile, but they are some of my favorites.
I know that a lot of you are apron lovers too, so how about an easy swap?
Aprons are easily found everywhere: thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, even at antique malls where the prices are still pretty reasonable. Or maybe like me you already have a huge stash of them in the drawer. And they are so cheap to mail.
All you have to do is leave a comment specifying that you want to swap on this post before Sunday, April 13th and I will pair you up with another apron lover.
You will send just one vintage apron to your partner (vintage only please!) by May 14th. Vintage aprons still leave you a lot of choices: printed fabric aprons, dish towel aprons, chicken scratch aprons, bib aprons, half aprons, children's aprons (a personal favorite!), sheer nylon aprons, etc.
In order to relieve any swap anxiety, please only send an apron. Nothing extra is necessary and it eliminates a lot of worries for your partner.
Feel free to post a note on your own blog to help draw more swappers. (If anyone out there is able to create those blog button things and would be willing to make one, it would be much appreciated. Just shoot me an email.)
Ok, then. Are you in? :-)