My friend took it out of the library for some inspiration to get the sewing machine back out. I started drooling as soon as I saw it and she kindly let me take it home. Thanks Sal! It is full of so many great designs and styles. Nathalie, the author says aprons have been "liberated from function and elevated to an art form". These pages don't lie. For a brief moment I envisaged myself on that cute moped page 6, scooting around, baguettes under arm in my market apron.
Surely it would be reasonable, necessary even, to have an apron for each day of the week? If you had met me 5 years ago, spending time in the kitchen would not have been on a list of things that would describe me and my pass times. Children though have brought the domestic out in me in a big way. I am loving a bit of baking in the kitchen and this modern day woman is loving the feeling of being transported back in time with my new apron circa 1950. My husband, however, should not be expecting me to be waiting at the door at 5 o'clock with a gin in tonic in hand. Oh, and of course there would need to be a craft/sewing apron made with pockets for scissors, pen, ruler etc. And one for gardening? No, that would be going to far. One would need to garden for that.
These are the spoils from my latest trip to the fabric store. I have a few projects in mind. I need to finish off one of my side of the road finds. A little present for a friend and perhaps...an apron??
It's going to be a busy weekend.