Thursday, April 27, 2006

Win an apron for a cheaper price!
We like put some things on ebay every now and then. And right now, we have our all-time favorite apron up for only $20! If you like aprons, you'll be sure to like this one full of old-fashioned charm! See it listed here:

Hint of History
I can't tell you how delighted I was to hear that my friend, sister in the Lord, and fellow seamstress has finally opened up a business! Her creativing and ability to put those ideas into patterns and gowns is continually inspiring me. I think you'll enjoy browising her site:

Monday, April 03, 2006

The Return of the Apron...
...I have heard the apron called an icon of the past, so where did it go? With the dawn of the women’s liberation movement, more and more jobs became available to women, and women slowly began to leave their homes. There was no longer a need for feminine fashion statements that had such close ties to the home and hearth. There was no time to bake or entertain--no time at home to do many of the things women once enjoyed doing. Many of the homemaking skills like cooking, baking, sewing, and even cleaning were looked upon as drudgery. We hired maids, cooks, and childcare professionals to do our jobs for us, and the skills of the home manager were all but lost. Our young maidens no longer had moms at home to teach them how to be homemakers, so they, in turn, went off to work, too. You could say, “We’ve come a long way baby”, but I think we have been traveling in the wrong direction...
Read the full article here:
We here at our little "cottage industry" love wearing aprons! Other than our own ( here are a few other modest apparel sites that offer some nice aprons that you might enjoy: