Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Apronista Swap Garden Apron

This weekend I received a fantastic apron from one of my sister Apronistas. Cathy of Aunt Daisy’s Cottage made it for me to use in my garden, something I’d been meaning to make for myself but never did. This is the Apronistas’ first swap project and the resulting aprons are extraordinary.

Photo by Dub Scroggin

The pockets are just right for my gardening tools. I could hardly wait to get it on and run out to pick some tomatoes.

Photo by Dub Scroggin

This apron is sturdy as well as pretty; it has a backing which will help it stand up to garden use. I appreciate that she thought of this. I love the fabrics, polka dots, little gardeners, birdhouses, and even adorable butterfly appliqués. And Cathy’s sewing is extraordinary, look at all the lovely details she incorporated, even writing a special little commemorative note to me on one corner of the back.

Everything about this apron is wonderful, but there’s also an extra element that tickles me no end. It has a secret pocket which totally appeals to my latent Nancy Drew persona. I won’t show it though because…it’s secret!

Thank you, Cathy!


Cat said...

What a great apron, and how useful. I am jealous that you are getting tomatoes already.


hunnybunny said...

Nancy Drew, I hear about her all the time from my oldest, now you too. There must be something going on, I'll have to follow the clues.

That apron is wonderful! Iwant a garden soon, so I can have a fun apron. : )

CathyJean said...

Thank you, June for your very sweet words!!! I really enjoyed creating this apron for you. Knowing that you will enjoy it really means a lot to me!
Happy gardening!!

Pat said...

So cute, yet functional, June! Great swap from Cathy!

I'm jealous you ahve tomatos already --I just planted my little seedlings last week and will ahve to wait until August.

Hugs, Pat

Storybook Woods said...

What a wonderful swap. You will get so much use from your charming apron. CLarice

meg said...

Very nice & so useful~ you are a lucky girl :-)
How does one become an Apronista?

Rosie's Whimsy said...

A garden apron! How perfect! I dream about being a pretty gardener with a flowing dress and a basket of flowers......now my dream will include a gardening apron!

Actually, I'm all tomboy in the garden....I need my jeans on so I can sit on the ground and play in the soil

But I still dream......... ((hugs)) Rosie


yes, i love that apron...

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

You lucky girl. What great fabric for a gardening apron. I'm sure you will put it to great use.