Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Aprons aprons aprons

The "Aunt Spicy" birthday apron

I have a new craze in my life: aprons. I have always loved them--from wearing my mother's and grandmother's aprons to wearing the apron my grandmother made for my great grandmother. They connect me in the same way that quilts do to my maternal heritage. I love the way they cover and protect, nurture and provide. I have especially needed that right now in my crazy little life.The "Cousin Arian" apron
This apron must not be named because it hasn't been given yet and I can't bear to ruin a surprise ...

I have also found a new addiction to designer fabric. I love Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Sis Boom--I could go on an on and on. The crazy thing is that this preference for higher end has both led me to haunt Ebay bargains (and I've set some great parameters and found some incredible deals!) and led me to the super duper remnant bargains at Joanns to embellish these fabrics. I love the textures, the designs--stripes, florals, paisleys--the colors, the ric rak and binding--so much to love.

And I love making aprons for dear friends, for women who have loved me and nurtured me and blessed my life. And I'll be honest... sometimes I love the apron so much that I have to make one for myself. So my own collection is growing, too. Hee, hee! Here are my latest creations:
The "Karen Garl Diner Girl" apronThe "Mrs. Nicole Peterson Davis" apron
The "Jessica Johnson is driving across the country and needs a travel apron" apron

13 comments:

D'Arcy said...

wow!!!! i have a jenny quilt, maybe it's time for ajenny apron?

Laurel said...

people w/o "jenny quilts" get "jenny aprons" first, D'arcy! (grin)

I love that you love aprons. It makes ME want to love them too!

Erin Fast said...

nice job Jenny. Those are so creative and unique. Love it.

Kristi said...

These aprons are really cute. :o)

Wendy said...

Love these! I find they bring out my "I think I was supposed to be born in 50s" vibe. Which I then awake from pretty darn gratefully. An apron will suffice! Such a talented one you are.

Best, Wendy

p.s. Sorry I received your text a bit too late--though wasn't there to begin with! Hope you had fun...

Kim Tafua said...

Um ok, so I can only think about making aprons because my talents come to a screeching halt when it comes to needles and thread. I'm really good with duct tape, super glue, staples and glue guns.

You're so amazing I think you should sell them. I have a great site for you to do that on. They'd go like hotcakes!!! Check out mommakes.com -it's my friends site. Sign up and sell baby! I'll buy one, I'd love it!

D'Arcy said...

i would buy a couple of them, i am NOT kidding! Let me know if you decide to take this to the next level! Wahoo!!!

The Wyler Family said...

you are so talented! i love them!

Jennifer said...

You really should sell them. I'm with D'arcy all the way. Although I wouldn't want you to lose your passion for them. Nothing like passion!

loving you. Missing you more. Can you believe how much that is?

Andrew & Vanessa and kids said...

Start a business, Jenny. The retro look is so in. I'll be your first customer! I love them all - I think my favorite is the "Nicole Davis" apron! I just love you, Jenny!

Lindi said...

Is there anything you can't do?! I love them! Church isn't the same here in San Diego without you playing with London! She is missing her bracelet buddy!

JJ said...

I am feeling a little smug & special that I am the recipient of a Jenny Reeder apron. THank you Jenny Reeder, thank you!

Nicole said...

I absolutely LOVE your apron craze too! I love my apron. THANK YOU!!! :) This is fun for me to see your other creations as well.