Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Apron Strings

I am wondering if there is a little bit of June Cleaver way down in a little spot in my heart. I have always loved aprons, and this shower gift gave us a chance to decorate another one! We hope that this bride-to-be is just like any other, and enjoys seeing her new name in print.

We did this kitchen shower gift using the Classic font in a bright pink; it really shows up on the lime green apron.

Just for fun we added a few buttons on the top of the pocket, using the #18 foot. It is not a foot to use on one of my dresses in a delicate batiste, but it was quick and easy on the apron which is a heavier cotton. The middle finger in the foot adds some play in the thread, giving a little shank as you button your button. I could have used another open toe foot for this task, since the button was simply decorative. And I am kind of thinking apron strings may have gotten a bad rap through the years. I might have sung along with Helen Reddy in the seventies, I am Woman, Hear Me Roar but this symbol of motherhood and family connections is a wonderful thing!


  1. I love all the girls in their aprons! I need to get busy and make one for my granddaughter. What a lovely gift for the bride to be...I'm sure she will cherish it!

  2. Those girls were such fun; they decorated with iron ons, buttons and ribbons. I know I had more fun than they did!

  3. It's more fun to cook in a pretty apron!