Friday, June 27, 2014

Ode to the Apron

I have aprons.  I have three that I made a few years ago and once in a blue moon I will wear it when I am baking something and can't dirty my clothes.  But it isn't a habit.  I don't wear it when I clean which I really should because I end up ruining my clothes.  Insert Duh moment here.  I never really think about it.  I am not used to it.  But I am believing that is changing. 

There is a great article written by a woman I admire, who is affectionately called "Miss Maggie".  She is formerly the Hillbilly Housewife, but now has a website called  While still The Hillbilly Housewife, she wrote an article called "Apron Evangelism".  You can read it here.  I went back and re-read this article because lately I have been using my aprons in my garden.  Handy things, aprons in gardens.  My aprons have pockets for pruning shears or other hand held gardening tools, my gloves, etc.  They cover my clothes while working so I don't end up with red mud stains on shirts that could still be presentable.  In addition, when I'm picking, I can take the skirt of the apron, tuck it under the waist tie of the apron and make an easily accessible picking basket that leaves me two hands free instead of having to carry a basket around with me.  Not to mention I just look so cute with my gloves, apron, and hat.  Or as my mom would say "Bordering on cute".

Due to its handiness in the garden I am thinking of the wild idea that it could be handy indoors as well.  What is so funny is that this realization is something women in general knew 50 years ago.  So now my aprons hang in my kitchen readily accessible for the next project,  The plan is to get into the habit of using them more often.  Try it yourself!  Who knows you might like it.!

1 comment:

  1. Hi frugalmaven. Thanks for sharing the link to my site. I'm glad you enjoyed my article about aprons. I still wear them all the time. When my kids have friends over they say "Mom make sure you dress like a mom when they get here." I asked the boys what they meant and they said, "You know in your apron and stuff." I laughed long and hard over that one. Apparently to my kids a mom only looks like a mom in her apron. I like the pockets for holding clothespins when I hang clothes on the line. And I agree, aprons just look so cute!