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: