One of my favorite things in the world is……. APRONS!!!! Why do I love aprons???? What’s not to love! Let’s see, they keep your clothes clean when you are cooking; they signal to your brain it’s “time to work” when you are cleaning or just when you put them on; they make you look like you’ve been working! (gotta love that! ha ha); if they have pockets, you have a hundred more uses! (and always a tissue near by!); and they make the most wonderful gifts! My only problem with them is that I just don’t have enough! My sweet mother-in-law gave me my first apron for a birthday present probably about 10 years ago. I wore that thing almost every day for years. I still have it, but it is super worn! It even has a hole through the center. I learned to love wearing aprons because of this thoughtful gift she made for me. I simply LOVE wearing aprons! In fact, I think everyone that knows me well has seen me in one of my aprons. (And so have all my neighbors! LOL!)
Since that first gift to me, I have sewn quite a few aprons to give away. The cutest are the little ones. I’ve made boy ones, girl ones and a bar-b-que one for my hubby. I have used many different patterns, and my favorite pattern is one I found at a quilting store. It is in book form and has the apron patterns in it to trace off with all the different sizes. I love this book! (Here is a link if you want to get this book for yourself: https://www.taylormadedesignsonline.com/collections/aprons) (and NO….this is NOT an affiliate post…. I just happen to love this pattern book!) I have been able to make most of the aprons in it and I just love them! Changing the fabric and trims you use can give them an entirely different look.
I decided to make an apron today to mail off as a gift. I forget how much I love to sew until I actually sit down to do it! There is just something about sewing beautiful things that feeds my soul in a way that is hard to describe.
(And it doesn’t get any better when you can sew something you absolutely LOVE!)
I love being able to sit back and look at what I have made. There is so much about being a mother that seems to get “undone” before anyone notices that it was actually “done.” For example, how long do you get to admire a clean kitchen floor? Not long at my house! How about how nice the laundry looks done and folded! (ha ha) How about a 3 course meal? Well, let’s be real here, there’s no 3 course meal at my house, but no matter what I cook, it doesn’t last long! (and the clean-up always takes longer than the cooking AND eating part!)
You get my point…. I guess that’s why in some ways sewing feeds my soul. No one’s going to eat it up, or mess it up…. whatever I have sewn, I can look at, admire, and actually “see” some progress on my day! (It looks like I actually did something! ha ha) What a blessing that is to me! Having an outlet like sewing has been great therapy! (Everyone needs an outlet!!) Taking this time out of my day always makes me feel happy. I always feel blessed to be able to express love through sewing a gift. Handmade gifts can speak volumes to someone who may need a kind word or their spirits lifted. I have been the recipient of many handmade gifts and I have appreciated each one!
Happy apron sewing my friends!