Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day of the Dead Apron


(double-click on the image to get a closer up view of this fun fabric!)
Shilo has become a big girl and moved into her own apartment. We thought we might wake up some mornings to find her in the guest room, and she did leave a toothbrush for just such instances, but as of yet that has not happened. She's been "gone" now for a bit over a month, so I think those first scary nights are far behind her. She's been making lists of things that she needs or wants for her new life. After writing one of these lists, she let me know that she desperately needed an apron. This from the girl who was NEVER - EVER - going to cook anything besides macaroni and cheese. She has found that cooking is kind of fun, and even rewarding at the end. Well I'll be darned. Who woulda thunk it.
I couldn't quite decide what fabric to use. I knew Shilo needed something bright, fun and funky, but hadn't found just the perfect fabric yet. Until....


One fateful evening when I opened my front door to find this sweet bag hanging on the doorknob. The colors, yo-yo clasp, and pattern screams The Happy Zombie so I knew that this was the prize I had won for playing along with Monica's hide 'n seek game and guessing that she was in Phoenix, Arizona for a quick trip. I LOVE this little bag and have used it almost everyday since. But that fabric. THAT FABRIC. THAT screams of Shilo. She has this weird (well, I think it's weird anyway), liking for skulls. Not the scary kind, but the almost silly kind. She has them on her keyring, as candle holders, tattooed on her arm... I quickly emailed Monica to ask her where she got that fabric because I needed some.
Hers came from Phoenix, but with a quick search of etsy I found this similar Day of the Dead fabric by Alexander Henry. Cute! Two contrasting fabrics, a little bit of pom-pom trim for a Fiesta flare and Shilo's apron was born. It's so perfectly her. She had better be making her Mama something yummy while she's wearing it...

13 comments:

ancient one said...

Cute Apron....LOL

Regina said...

Great apron. I love DOTD stuff. The ball fringe as a great addition.

Mary said...

Paula,

Shilo is going to love the apron. The fabric is a fun pattern and I loved the fringe. It brought back memories of when it used to be attached to the car roofs back in the late 50s and early 60s.

Take care, my friend. I continue to pray for you.
Blessings,
Mary

Love Bears All Things said...

I know what it is like when our chicks start to leave the nest. Bless you.
Cute apron. I know what you mean about the domestic side coming out. It gives you a warm feeling to know they do want to be homemakers after all.
Mama Bear

Brittany said...

that's a cute apron. and shilo looks just like you in that bottom picture

Stacey's Treasures said...

Look at Shilo, all grown up & in the kitchen. They will always be our little kids no matter how grown up they get.
I love the apron!

Jeni said...

I love the apron! Especially he pattern with the rounded bottom. I've never found a pattern that has that as mine has a square bottom. I'd really like to find a pattern for an old-fashioned apron -rounded bottom and straps that cross over in the back with no tie needed then. My Grandma made and wore aprons like that all the time. But in the meantime, I'll plod along with my butcher aprons as I do love to make 'em -and use them too! I also think it's great that Shilo is recognizing the value of aprons early on too -both the useful as well as the fun and frivolous sides of them!
Peace.

Adrienne said...

Love that apron! What fun. I can't imagine when my babies move out! boo hoo!!!!!

Tipper said...

Congrats to Shilo-on her new digs! I love the fabric. My girls like skulls too. One of my friends has a daughter who does too-one time she ask me if the skulls didn't bother me-I said no-cause we all have one!

Loved your barn photos too. wish I could hear their stories.

Yolanda said...

I really like this apron.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Adorable fabric!
What's the chance that just what you're looking for shows up at your front door?!
I know she loved it!

happy zombie said...

Shilo looks so cute in her darling apron. She's a mini-paula!

LEArning4Him: Lea Family Homeschool said...

Very cute apron. I can't believe she's that old already.