Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Remember Your Mother's Fancy Aprons?

Well, I certainly do!  My mom and dad would have Christmas parties for their friends and my mom would put on these beautiful (although in retrospect not really functional) aprons.  So the CL's and I are busy preparing for the Christmas Craft show at the Church.  I was at JAF a few months ago when I thought about those aprons.  I decided to check out the "fancy" fabric.  Well some really beautiful fabric was in the clearance section.  It was still a little pricey for me for a craft show where I don't keep the money, so I hatched the fabric until all clearance went 50% off and snapped some up.  Now you have to understand we have a wonderful woman in our group that makes beautiful aprons.  I *thought* I was going to get to it myself but instead handed the "fancy" fabric over to our apron whiz, Janet.  Here are the first 3 aprons she made.  I think they are fabulous!  Wouldn't these be great for a party, like Christmas or New Year's eve or something?  How fun.  Great job Janet!

So Janet asked me how much we should sell them for.  I said $35, what do you think?  She does a beautiful job on the stitching.

Last night was crazy!  I went to JAF to get some iron on velcro (amazing stuff that) and then home.  Machine sewed the binding on to my MSU quilt (no I have no photo of the quilting yet but it is great, LTW put block S's into each block, but you will soon see for yourself!).  Threw it into the car and drove to T.C. Gators for a lax "fun"raiser dinner and 2 meetings.  One was supposed to begin at 5:30 but one of the people was late so we got a late start.  I had promised the lax coach that I would eat with him and his kids and he came in and we were not finished with the meeting (that *she* was late for) after about 10 more minutes I excused myself and went to eat with my son and the coach.  Then the person I needed to meet with for the second meeting came around 6:15 and we went over some more lax stuff (she is the treasurer).  I ordered food, it was not the right food so sent it back, tic toc, what don't they understand about "I'm on the clock!" *Finally* got my food, wolfed it down and was heading out (about a minute to 7pm, when the CL quilt group begins at 7pm!)  As i was leaving one of the lax dads stopped me and asked if he could give me a sign for my yard (he is running for trustee), sure walk to my car with me.  Left for the church and luckily it is close by.  Walked into about 20 women.  By the time I got a minute to catch my breath and looked at the clock it was 8:30 (ends at 9).  Began cleaning up and left the church around 9pm.  Got home, pet the cats, checked on DS and began making caramel brownies (I'll take some photos today so you can see them, they are super easy and super yummy!! )  for my friend's daughter that will be coming in to work today to help me with something.  Checked email, and fell into bed around 11:30.  Jack decided he *needed* some kitty lovin' around 3:27am (yes, I looked at the clock) so he was right on my face biting me and head butting me and purring really, really loudly (no DH was not home so just me and Jack).  Went back to sleep, finally and woke up at 5:50am to begin this lovely day!

Please let me know what you all think of the aprons.  Am I right to think they will be big sellers??


Faith said...

wow I dont know how you keep going being so busy busy!! the aprons are nice and I think thats a good price... I remember seeing some hand made aprons at a quilt crafts show last year and they were about fifteen pounds each. Good old Jack he makes me laugh sounds such a cuddle cat.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Mama said there'd be days like that! Ha!! The aprons are great and will be huge sellers, I think they'll sell out first. Pace yourslef, pam!

Tanya said...

Very cute! I like the one with all the rows of flower rick rack on it! I have no idea what one charges at a craft show but they are sure to make a hit.

Tiglizzyclone said...

I was following some links and came upon your blog. I like those aprons. One of the first things I ever sewed was an apron.

Vicki H. said...

My daughter paid $25 for a plain apron last year. I think they will be a hot seller, aprons and retro seem to be very in. Love the polka dotted one myself.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Love the aprons!! They are great!

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