April 14, 2008

All things Apron-y...

Well, apparently I am officially obsessed with aprons! Let me present the evidence:
I started making aprons about a year ago, mostly to justify my ridiculous need to buy fabric, fabric, and MORE fabric........yes, I am a FABRIHOLIC!! See, I just admitted it. ....I have a serious problem and yet I know many of you ladies can relate. I've seen it myself with my own eyes on YOUR blogs, so don't try to deny it! It helps to know I'm not alone. Here is a pic of just a small part of my stash, all purchased with aprons in mind:Check out these two new fabrics! Fabrics with aprons on them that I will make into aprons! Hmmmmm.....??

I love to sew, but I hate the cutting part. If I could just wake up and find that I'd been visited by some fabric cutting fairies and I could just sit down and sew, sew, sew, my life would be just perfect! (HA!)

To add to the obsession evidence, I realized this weekend that all my reading material lately is about aprons:

....and I think all my family members are getting tired of knowing what they'll be getting for birthdays and Christmas ("oooooh.......another apron!) I mean, how many 3 & 4 year olds do you know who have an entire wardrobe of aprons to choose from?

I had an EBAY store for a while that did o.k. but I closed it after the Holidays. I came to the conclusion that people don't go to EBAY looking for handmade items. Then I discovered ETSY!!! I'll be opening my ETSY store any minute now (I know, I know! I've been saying that since January, but this Sunday....I really mean it this time!)

I've joined an Apron Social Network online, "The Apronista", and am enjoying meeting new friends that are also obsessed with aprons and all things apron-y.

I found apron charms at Christmas and made some apron necklaces as gifts.

In my idea notebook, in the apron section (yes, I only have an apron section, not a whole apron notebook), I currently have 5 pages, single spaced, of aprons/apron ideas that are just waiting for the time to work on them ( fabric is already purchased, of course!). Now if I could just win the lottery so I could quit my job, build myself a sewing studio and do nothing but make aprons all day!

SEE! See what I mean! Other people want to win the lottery so they can buy cars and houses and boats. I just want to be able to sew aprons all day!!!



Bella said...

I am getting into aprons too...funny, i just talked about me HATING the cutting part AND where is that fairy when I need her! Yours are adorable and I can't wait to see what you do and what I get done.

Tracey said...

You seriously have the cutest grandkids I have ever seen. Too cute and in aprons. I LOVE IT! I don't think you can ever be too obsessed with aprons. Of course, you probably will get this answer from all crafters!! Thanks for visiting my blog and participating in my contest. This is so much fun! I have added another incentive to the contest. Take a look when you have some time! Thanks again for stopping by!