Sunday, 17 August 2014

Autumn Aprons For Handmade Monday


Has anyone else noticed an Autumnal feel in the air this week? I know some of you will be trying to block it out :) I love this this of year though and am quite excited to see the berries ripening in the hedgerows and the fields speckled with harvested straw bales, it feels like a time of plenty.

On the home front we're reaping quite a harvest of our own - squashes, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, garlic and more, all making their way in from the allotment and sitting in cheery looking piles around the kitchen waiting to be turned into tasty meals. No surprise then that i've been inspired to make some aprons this week!


Red Apples Apron

The fabric i've used for this apron is a linen/cotton blend featuring the Red Apples design from my Autumn Naturally collection (available to buy for your own makes from my Spoonflower Shop).



 Its a classic apron shape, with a useful pocket on the front,


and cotton webbing neck loop and ties.


I've made the ties long enough to tie at the back, but not so long you can bring then around to tie at the front as you can with some aprons as i always find the extra length annoying. What do you think? Are you a front tier or a back tier when it comes to aprons?!



Gardener's Apron

For the second apron i've used my Garden Tools design (also available from Spoonflower). I had in mind that it would work as a kitchen apron but also for light gardening tasks too such as harvesting veg.


The design and size is the same as the red apple one (the body measures 77cms from top to bottom).


I had a go at modelling them to give an idea of how they look on :)



Both aprons are available now from my website and Etsy shop priced £23 each. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on them in the comments!

As always, i'm also looking forward to my weekly nose around Handmade Harbour... See you over there :) x

20 comments:

  1. Both your aprons are fab. I really like the fact you use your own fabric designs. My Mum brought me more of those gigantic cucumbers today. I will have to remember to tell her about your tiny ones. Have a very crafty week.
    Ali xx

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    1. Aww thank you Ali :)

      Hehe oh no! Yes i recommend the little ones, they are really cute :) x

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  2. I love both your aprons, very lovely:) I am not too keen on the nip in the air, but I too am enjoying the fresh vegetables from the garden:)

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    1. Thank you! Yes it does get chilly now doesn't it... glad you're enjoying some lovely veggies too :) x

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  3. Love the apples apron especially - I'm a front tie-er myself! All the fruits and berries seem to be well ahead of their time this year - I wonder what will be left by the time autumn really comes?

    Have a great crafty week,
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you Alison! Oh really? Trust me to do it differently to everyone else :/

      I know, they are early aren't they... it does make you wonder what's around the corner! x

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  4. Yes it's definitely got an autumnal feel to the weather - exciting but sad at the same time! Your aprons are very good, personally though I would prefer long straps to wrap round to the front!

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    1. Yes i know what you mean, it is always a bit sad to say goodbye to summer, at least we've had one this year though!

      Oh really? Another one! I'm thinking i might offer two length options to keep everyone happy now :) x

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  5. Nice to see your garden fabric design.

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  6. Both are really lovely, but I particularly like the Garden Tools one. The colour is gorgeous. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm really pleased with how the colour turned out, i'm glad you like it too :) x

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  7. I really like your fabric designs and the close up looks like the fabric would be nice and hard wearing.

    I don't mind tying at front or back. Ive noticed on the aprons I have that the ones that tie at the back have pockets but the one that are long enough to tie at the front don't. Maybe that just happens to be the ones I have though, rather than a trend.

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    1. Thank you! Yes the fabric is great, it should wear really well.

      Oooh that's very interesting, thank you, it does make sense too, i'm glad i'm not the only one out there opting for tying at the back! :)

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  8. Lovely aprons, your fabrics look great.

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  9. Your apron is lovely. The design is very useful and the fabric is so pretty. It reminds of the aprons my dear Mom used to make years ago. Hope you're having a great week :)

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    1. Aww that's lovely :) thank you very much! x

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  10. Love the apple apron, so autumnal and very trendy too!

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x