I can't stop thinking or talking about aprons, so how about "apron of the month"? Here are my thoughts. Pretty similar to month of softies, just with aprons. There will be a theme, we all make an apron, you e-mail me the photo with your info, (no weblog needed! Erin and Leslie, I'm talking to you here!) then I will set up the gallery on flickr, (like myra did for the postcard swap.)
Sound good? I think so! The beauty of aprons is they can be made from any fabric, trimmed in so many ways, and are really such a great blank canvas, the choices are limitless! And they are small! ie: do-able. (What a great way to use up your stash!) And then you can wear them! You can sew, draw, paint, embroider and/or glue on them. Anything goes here in terms of materials, not just limited to fabric. Think crocheted or even a paper or plastic apron! And the pockets! Ahhh, so many cool details to design and ponder.
My only rule is that they need to be created, not thrifted or bought. I love vintage aprons, you all know I do, but this is about putting newly created aprons into the world so future generations have something to collect, and so we, the next generation of textile lovers, have something to say. (Also, A little bird told me there might be a fun place to show/swap vintage aprons coming soon, so us thrift-hounds can get our fix there.)
So, please comment to let me know what you all think-I'd love to see how much interest there is, and if there is enough to generate this on a monthly basis. If you are game-the theme for June is Home on the Range. I will make a button link soon. Please spread the word about apron of the month! And please e-mail the photo of your apron to me by June 30. The photos above are of Sadie and I in aprons that were my mom's and grandmother's. Matching, of course.