Friday, March 28, 2008

A Whole New Me!

I never thought it would come to this!!!! But I have fallen in love with aprons!
Yes, you heard me right ---- APRONS! For about 18 years now I have been thrift shopping, antique shopping, etc., and I always notice the aprons. For a long time, I had a few hanging in my bathroom window, acting as my curtain there with clothes line, clothes pins and everything. But I NEVER thought I would wear one.

Lea from Farmhouse Blessings has been making aprons for some time now, and recently joined
Apronista. I guess I have the fever, because now I want aprons!!!! I want to MAKE aprons. I want to WEAR apons.
I can't sew worth a lick, but by golly, I'm going to learn. How hard can an apron be, anyways?????

You've GOT to get over to that Apronista site! They are having an April Challenge, and we have to use vintage linens, fabric or anything vintage to make an apron. Right up my alley, for sure.

So far, this is the rough beginnings of my very, VERY first apron ever!!!!


But please be warned: I'm all happy, smiles, and gung-ho right now. And I will keep you updated on my progress. . . . .BUT. . .the last picture you see just might be a wadded up bundle of fabric in the trash can!!!!!


Katy B said...

Oh Sweetie - I can't believe that you've just discovered aprons! I've been wearing them for about 2 years -- they are totally addicting. I wouldn't be without one when I'm at home. And vintage ones are the best!

Can you email me? I've got questions about Picture Trail. Hope you're having a great day.


nancy huggins said...

Good thing you mentioned that we are supposed to use vintage fabric or linens for our Apron for April...I didn't see I will have to find something vintage tomorrow to make my Apron for April :)

Farm Chick Paula said...

You go girl! You'll be sewing like a pro in no time! You'd better share the end result with us, though... wadded up or not! LOL

ByLightOfMoon said...

Oh Cora, No way can your beautiful vintage linens be in the trash! I know it will be wonderful when you have it finished.

You already have a fabulous start with great colors. I love them!
Now, we DO want to see the finished product which I have a felling will be in no time at all, after all, you are On A Roll!
smiles, Cyndi/ByLightOfMoon

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Cora's got the fever! Cora's got the fever! LOL

Isn't it fun? I am working on an apron set today for a gift. I am so glad it rained today so I didn't feel compelled to work outdoors. I can stay in and make aprons with no guilt!

Cora, your project is going to turn out just fine. We'll get you through it. And then we'll all be jealous because yours will be the best!


Susan said...

Your apron is looking fine.I have never made one. Sounds interesting.I have a neighbor that does alot of baking.She is always wearing one.I am sure that you will do fine and they all will be beautiful.Have fun.

Renna said...

I adore the vintage fabric you're using!

I've never sewn an apron. My sewing skills are fairly limited, as in, I can use the machine, but can't make hide nor hare sense of pattern instructions.

I wear an old apron that belonged to my Nanny (grandmother). I think of her each time I slip it on. :-)

Beemoosie said...

I have fallen in love with aprons also!!! I have some from my Grandmother and G Grandmother, some from farmgirls @ MaryJanes and I have made a few!!! I know you will do wonderfull making your own!

*Linda Pinda* said...

Cora, I just love the pieces you are using for this apron!!! I can't wait to see the finished product.

I'm quite addicted too! I just love and want them ALL!!!

Hugs... *Linda*

Sherone said...

So how do you get to be an apronista?


Kimmie said...

Cora...what a very pretty apron! You are doing a wonderful job. :-)