Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Inspired by: Victoria Magazine

Did anyone else's mom get the Victoria Magazine when it was in its prime years of publishing (late 80s to mid 90s or so)? My mother's best friend would always get a subscription of it as a birthday gift for her. It wasn't until I was old enough to be trusted to not color in it, or tear out pages for paper airplanes that I remember Mom letting me look through it. The timeless and romantic elegance, the savory recipes in the back, and the inviting scenes of rooms or meadows belonging to a cottage certainly had a way of "pulling me in", even as a young girl.

Not long ago when I picked up a fabric at the store, it was certainly "apron material" but it wasn't until I after cut it out and started finding trims in my drawer that it seemed to remind me of those old magazines.

Between work shifts and a few free moments here and there, I've been working on it and just finished it. It's up in the shop tonight.


Lauren said...

I have a whole collection of my mother's Victoria magazines! I love the old issues, and occasionally purchase the new ones as well. The pictures are just stunning to peruse.:)

Lillibeth said...

Hello! Beautiful apron. My mother used to get Victoria magazine, too. She was a charter subscriber! I had the same feelings you described-- I think it was a good influence on budding tastes!

Cheri said...

Lauren, that must be fun to have your mother's magazines! I have a few of the new ones, too, but like you said, there's nothing like the old issues. :)

Lillibeth, so glad I'm not the only one who appreciates the soft femininity in a magazine. ;)