OCAD (Obsessive/compulsive apron disorder)

Someday I’m gonna die – and my kids are going to inherit a roomful of fabric (and not much else, lol)!!! They’ll be cursing me for years – hahaha.
Just in the last week, I think I’ve added another 20 yards or so to the ‘stash.’ I told you about the adorable Betty Boop fabric I found in Chester, CA, at Paper Stuff (426 Main – check it out, it’s super!! Really more fabric than paper). Well, I also found a couple of great sunflower fabrics, which are always popular:


Then I went out to buy scissors yesterday and – you guessed it – came home with several more yards – I’m so weak – UFFDA!

Couldn’t stop there, so I got online this a.m. in one of my favorite ETSY stores http://www.etsy.com/shop/Fabricsfromtheheart. They have a WONDERFUL selection that covers a wide range of interests, which is great for me when I’m trying to make aprons that everyone will love!

A dramatic and fun print for fans of 'Day of the Dead'

A dramatic and fun print for fans of ‘Day of the Dead’

To honor my own sweet Scottie, Alllistair McDougal Sir Agnew of Fallon!

To honor my own sweet Scottie, Alllistair McDougal Sir Agnew of Fallon!

How sweet it is!

How sweet it is!

A great farm/tractor print will make a fun country apron.

A great farm/tractor print will make a fun country apron.

Every farmer has his favorite tractor - this should cover the IH supporters!

Every farmer has his favorite tractor – this should cover the IH supporters!

Classic guitars on a brown field looks great for music lovers, Western aprons, etc.!

Classic guitars on a brown field looks great for music lovers, Western aprons, etc.!

These will all be transformed to fabulous, fun aprons (as soon as I get my rear in gear and stop blogging – lol)!!!

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Boomer Aprons

Many ‘baby boomers’ (like yours truly) love strolling down memory lane, remembering the fun stuff and revisiting favorites. I love doing it myself and the popularity of aprons made in flashback fabrics assures me I’m not alone! Here are a few of the aprons I’ve made in these fun fabrics


and here are some new prints I’ve recently found. Can’t wait to decide on the styles and trims and get going!

Farm Fun

My mom grew up on a farm in Wolverton, Minnesota, and some of my fondest memories are of the visits to her home!

And, my favorite farm pic is of mom (c.1942) weeding her garden – go, Farm Girl!

Weeding the Victory Garden-1942

Inspiration Hits! (Occasionally)

I bought this beautiful, old-fashioned rooster print fabric – probably a YEAR ago – and then could  not seem to come up with any brilliant ideas on how to use it.

Retro Rooster Print

Retro Rooster Print

The problem was the large medallions showcasing the roosters – how to use them and not lose them . . . Eventually, I decided that a classic half apron with a ruffle (maybe in bandanna?) would be fun, but once I got the fabric out and laying there together, I thought, ‘what about one of those ‘fat quarter’ aprons -there I go, thinking again!  (see UFFA days) with some country classic prints on the skirt??  I think it could work – we’ll see!

Here's the rough plan

Here’s the rough plan

Fun at the Farmers’ Market

I love selling my aprons on ETSY, but it’s still fun to get out in the real world and talk to people.  I always come away with some new ideas!  Last night, my daughter and I worked The Market at the Slanted Porch, in Fallon, Nevada.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Market-at-the-Slanted-Porch-by-the-Fallon-Farmers-Collaborative/126208510844480

I learned from one of the waitresses that I need to modify some of my utility aprons so the larger order pads will fit in the pockets – good advice – Thanks, Ashley!

Farmers Market