The Art of the Apron

April 25, 2008 at 5:36 pm 4 comments

I am really, really, really (and did I mention really?) excited to announce that reporter Dalia Colon included me in an article that came out in today’s tbt* , a lifestyle and entertainment magazine here in Tampa. The article is about aprons and how they’ve become popular again.

(Click on the image to see/read the article more clearly.)

tbt* article

I want every single Anthropologie apron across the top of the page. 

It’s a really fun article. I love that Dalia referred to Amy Butler as the “rock star of the fabric world.” Because, as we all know, she totally is.

And speaking of aprons, in honor of today’s article, I’ve posted another reversible Gertrude Apron in The Boutique.

Gertrude apron

I made this one in my favorite color combination — aqua and red — and included a strip of red ricrac along the bottom.

ricrac

The other side is a flowered pattern with touches of aqua on a brown background.

back of apron

For sale here.

I will spend much of this weekend slowly — oh so slowly — crossing one item at a time off my Things To Sew list. I think I must be a slow sewer, because I read other blogs where talented seamstresses manage to, for example, sew four bags in an evening. I’m lucky if I finish one project an evening. I think I get distracted easily.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

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Entry filed under: Handmade goodies, Sewing, The Boutique, Things and stuff.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jacquie  |  April 25, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Congratulations…you’re famous! And of course, your aprons rock!

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  • 2. Hannah  |  April 28, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations! That is awesome! Your aprons are adorable! I am totally with you, I am a slow sewer too. I definitely get distracted easier, something I should work on 🙂

    Reply
  • 3. Betty  |  April 28, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Wow- congrats that looks like a wonderful article to be included in. Very cool! I am a slower sewer too. Especially lately. I am aiming at finishing one or two projects (small) per week. I have been staying away from making quilts lately, they take a ton of time.

    Reply
  • 4. sonia  |  March 1, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Would you mind if I used the photo of your aqua/red apron my blog? It’s a blog made just for aqua/red things…and I like to post photos of inspiration. Thanks!

    Reply

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