Monday, February 23, 2015

Aprons, yes!

I am killing two birds with one stone here. Well, maybe three. They are: 1) getting a new apron; 2) teaching my girls to sew; and (most importantly) 3) spending more time with my daughters doing fun things. The harderst part (besides choosing fabric) is deciding on a pattern. I'm greatly encouraged by the sheer number of patterns* available. I don't think this would have been the case in the 70s and 80s. Like that IKEA store says in their brilliant marketing ploy, Long live the home!

I am totally loving how chic and glam they make these ladies look! I also like the frosted cake on the right. I have long held that you have not achieved womanhood until you own (and use) cake platters to serve frosted cakes to your loved ones. And kids, don't be alarmed by that weird umbilical thing that the blonde lady in the polka dot apron is holding up to her ear. It's a "telephone."

Image found at the delightful retro recipe site:

*Moms, be forewarned: even on Amazon, you need to pre-screen when browsing apron styles (in other words, do not just sit down at the computer with your preteen and say, "Hey, let's shop for aprons online!"). Who knew there was such a thing as a pornographic apron? I suppose they are called "Aporns". God help us.

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