Friday, August 31, 2007

Aprons are a hot topic...

I don't know about you, but lately I've hear several people talking about aprons. Just yesterday Anne B. wasn't looking too please with the only apron left in her house (the rest were in the wash) and Lucy over at Quilting with the Past whipped this one up...in fact there are blogs dedicated to aprons such as Tie one on. So I've jumped on the band wagon and made 3. One for home and 2 for work. I really like the one that Lucy made and thought it couldn't be too difficult to make..well after getting tangled up in my tape measure a few times and making the straps too short and then too long I finally got something that I think will be quite durable. I used some cotton ticking that I bought at Ikea last year which sewed up very nicely.



So what do you do when you've got a new apron...you bake cookies, of course! Someone (sorry I can't remember who) had posted the link to these Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies and they looked too good not to try..It's an easy recipe with very tasty results!




18 comments:

anne bebbington said...

I really took a fancy to that idea from Lucy too - might yet have a go! Your three look great and no worries about the straps going missing

Leigh said...

What great aprons Jane. They look great in those fabrics. I'd love to know where you got the pattern from.
Would love to have a go myself.

joyce said...

I am inspired by the aprons turning up on blogs and I think I'll have to make myself a couple of new ones. I make similar cookies but with craisins instead of chocolate. Not very often though because I eat WAY too many of them.

Karol-Ann said...

Very nice indeed. My DSIL keeps asking for aprons. Perhaps I should re-pay her nice Canadian parcel with one. Have to admit I normally buy them myself except for the one I got when I did a Thai cooking course while on holiday in Thailand (got the matching chef's cap too - looks ridiculous though LOL)

Juliann in WA said...

My daughters have aprons and they also like to bake cookies. I really need to get an apron although I don't know that I need cookies.

Anina said...

Oh, how Martha!
I love the apron. Isn't IKEA a great source for cheap great fabric?
Yummy cookies, but I really need to stop baking over here.

Thimbleanna said...

Very nice aprons Jane! I love aprons. And those cookies look yummy.

Lynda said...

Very impressed at how cleverly you've done way with the ties and yet the apron fits beautifully. Ideal for warding off sticky fingers at work too!

wyndesnow said...

I really like aprons, I picked up a couple of patterns when there was a sale. I have plans to make my family members aprons for Christmas to go in their kitchen themed Christmas baskets.

Ohh, I really need to get started on them and get some pics posted.

Wendy

Nicole said...

I had to laugh at you feeling like you had to bake cookies since you had a new apron! They looked really really good!

Fiona said...

I can't cook without wearing an apron - some of my friend say they never wear them - how can this be? They are obviously far less messy than me and never cook anything that splatters. They look really nice without ties - my Mum just bought some vintage ones from a Charity Shop that were similar.

gwen said...

Although I don´t usually wear aprons, just to look nice I could make one like yours too! Especially if the cookies look so yummy afterwards.
The link to the Bernina game was awefull! I tried 100 times and still could not get it, arghhh! Take care.

atet said...

What fun aprons -- I loved the one Lucy made as well and I've been trying to figure out how to make one for me and one for a much smaller person to wear when we do "art" time at home!

Marisa said...

Those cookies look awesome. I love aprons too...but I haven't made one yet. I think it's about time.

*BB* said...

I love the aprons, very practical but pretty.

And a cookie recipe...:-)

Lucy said...

I LOVE your apron too !! and I recognize the fabrics from Ikea:-) ... Only youd id better things with the apron as me.. YOU bake delicious cookies :-)

YankeeQuilter said...

Wearing an apron makes me feel more organized in the kitchen - maybe it is because my aunt who was a really good cook always wore one. She sometimes pinned the recipie card onto her apron upside down so when she lifted the corner of the apron she could read it!

jovaliquilts said...

Nice aprons! I actually have a small collection of aprons that I really use, but I don't know many people who still wear them. Too bad -- I love them!