Tuesday, November 25, 2008

She's Crafty!

I miss being my "normal self"=my self before school. With that said, today was my last day of class for the week which translates into no reading, no assignments, or quizzes, or homework-although I really should study for my final exam. Happy Thanksgiving to me! But, in order to keep myself from decorating for Christmas, I had to find something to keep me busy so I came up with a project...I am not wasting any time. I decided to make some aprons and I think they all turned out super cute!


With aprons on my mind, I came across the following:

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.

Author Unknown


I am hoping that aprons, as well as manners make a comeback. Many things traditional are much better than what we (the world) have going on right now.

Surprisingly, most of the aprons were really simple and easy to make, I can't wait to make more! Can you guess what my favorite color is?


My models, craft night anyone??

14 comments:

Leslie said...

Love, Love, Love the Aprons!! I'm glad you did something for yourself (crafting) you deserve it!

The Dever Family said...

Okay, that is so funny. Because for the past month or so, I have been really really wanting to make an apron. I saw some my friend made (http://shelleyreynolds.blogspot.com/2008/09/aprons.html) and fell in love with them. I've been keeping ideas in a folder. I even added a picture today that I found somewhere. I found them right after I made a jumper for Haylee, which was really my first sewing project, and I'm really excited about making some! Yours are soo cute. Thanks for sharing! If you don't mind, I'm adding them to my 'apron ideas' folder! :)

Chris and Lisa said...

Well....leg warmers are back so i am sure aprons will be right behind them. Can i have one??? When chris had a calling in the nursery in our old ward - he always wore an apron and used it for all sorts of things - just as your little poem says - quite handy!!

happy thanksgiving and enjoy your time off!!

amber said...

That's so funny you made that many aprons.My mom has been making aprons for the last few months too. She made my boys like three each. They have Halloween spiders on one side and snowmen on the other. And now she made them John Deer tractor ones for her house. I think it is so funny, how many aprons does a five year old boy need?

The Morgans said...

Lisa: these are already spoken for (gifts and me) but I could help you make one but then you would have to cook more...:)
Amber: I debated making one for Carson because he does like to help in the kitchen but I wasn't sure if he would actually wear it. My grandma has a two sided one for Halloween/Christmas that I love, I'm jealous.

The Goulding Family said...

Love them:) Especially the striped one with the red polka dots!! So cute!

Chris and Lisa said...

Tiffani, i was totally kidding - well, sorta! i would LOVE for you to teach me but i don't know when you would find time. Also, aprons aren't just good for cooking....

Kristin said...

I love it! You are so stinkin cute, Tiffani! I would LOVE to learn to make aprons! Maybe gifts for my sisters (shhh...Kari, don't tell anyone) or something next year. I want to learn! One of these days.

The Lamb Family said...

You are so talented. I love all of your red aprons;) You should start selling them. I bet people would start buying them=)

kalisarah88 said...

When I'm home with Landon, I wear PJs all day in fear that my nice clothes will get spit up, poop, baby food, etc. on them. An apron would be the perfect solution! I can wear my cute clothes and have a shield so I don't look like hobo all day! You're a genius. My husband will thank you for this. Hopefully, I can make an apron as cute as yours turned out! Le Gourmet Chef makes really trendy ones, but yours are even cuter!!

Lowe Down said...

youre amazing!! those look so adorable!! you have such a crafty talent! im sorry about not calling you back, but it looks like you did a better job then we did :)
Seriously we need to hang out! we miss seeing you guys!

Sean and Chelsea Van Wagenen said...

Tiff, those are so cute!! Good job, I'm very impressed, when I come for Christmas we'll have to make some! I'm sad I wasn't with everyone yesterday...

Liz and Scott said...

Good job Tiffani! I love the striped one w/ the red dots . . . but then again, I love just about everything with stripes & dots.

Laura said...

Count me in, I need a craft night.... and an apron!