..... and for this awesome apron! I won something folks! A few weeks ago, Julie over at Jane's Apron hosted a little giveaway and I WON!!! I got my package yesterday, and I SO wish I hadn't been all excited to open it and had thought to take a picture, because she so thoughtfully put it together as if I had purchased it from her rather than her giving it away! She threw in one of these noteflats, which I will firsthand attest to their quality. Adorable, first of all, and the paper is just really smooth and sturdy. Well, get on over to her etsy shop and get some for yourself..... And she wrapped it all up in pattern tissue paper, a very cool idea, especially when giving away something hand made. Perfect for when I come across ugly patterns at the thrift store for 29 cents!
Now, back to the apron. First, let me say that I am totally going to rock this as an all day accessory. Yes, I am still wearing it as I type. The top two squares? Gigantic pockets! And, I should have taken another close-up, but the bottom is a printed measuring tape, so you can ACTUALLY use it to measure things as you are working. How cool is that idea????
And, check out the awesome little button and grosgrain loop. Hang it up! Slip your glasses through it! Tie on a pincushion! The possibilities are endless! And, I must say, this is the sort of sweet little detail that you will find in everything Julie does. (No, she is not paying me to say this. I'm saying it because I really love her work and tastes, but if she'd like to slip me a five under the table, that'd be fine too ;-)
And, here is the kicker to her generosity! Because she felt she was taking too long in getting me my prize (ha! Little does she know, it would have taken me twice as long if we were mailing the other way around!), she including a darling mini version for Ellerie...who, apparently, likes to dance in it!
I also really like this simple apron concept because it is easily adaptable for a boy's craft/cooking apron. Mine would eat up the measuring tape idea and it would be great made out of oilcloth or something similar that would just wipe right up.
Julie, thanks so much, I love it all! And readers (you like how I say that as if I there are hundreds of you? I am sure there ARE, you just don't all leave comments, right?), go check out her blog and etsy shop because she does some nice work.