Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Queen Bee Country Apron

Hey ya'll!
Happy June 1st!

I've got the sewing bug again. 
Today it's this ruffled, very natural country apron with my new obsessive queen bee stencil.

Almost ever since I have been whipping stuff up in the kitchen, I have usually kept an apron hanging up. 
I know my love for aprons comes from watching my Grandma Hylton bustle around in the kitchen hair bunned and apron on.
But ...
I have sometimes been reluctant to put it on.
A lot of times, I just had something country-style with some gingham or calico print; sometimes they would simply tie around the waste; sometimes they would be ones that would be more similar to this one as to slipping over the head. 
I would be well into my recipes or the dishes before I'd remember to tie and slip one on. 
Lately, I have become much more obsessed with tying an apron on. It simply saves my clothes.
I have been cheating quite a bit lately and just cutting a apron out of some scrap fabric and tying it anything. When it became soiled I would ball it up and through it in the trash.

A few weeks ago, I clocked into work and was getting ready to get busy when a co-worker asked my what was all over my shirt. I couldn't see anything but when I went to the restroom and looked in the mirror I had grease splatters all over the front of my shirt. 
I  looked dang messed up!!
Since then I made me a quickie apron with the bib to be sure to keep things off my top.
The quickie was more aggravation than anything because I simply didn't do it right.
With all that lead in...
I finally took the time to make one bonafide! 

Priscilla(dressform) was kind to model as I patterned it out. I fashioned some great big pockets on the front. 

It has crossback straps to easily slip over my head.
I chose this natural looking fabric from my stash, a favorite of mine lately.
I thought why not go ahead and add the ruffle...
and the bee stencil.
Well there you have it!
You can see what I've been up to today...
What projects have got you going today?

As always 
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Be Blessed!


  1. It is just lovely! I just have a plain one and right now it is thrown in a packing box, but I always forget to put it on too.

    1. LOL..Thank ya..I felt lovely in it. .and a little prissy.

  2. I do wear aprons to keep my clothes clean.
    Your new apron is very nice and the bee stencil is too cute!

    One of my grandsons does not like for me wear aprons as he thinks it means I will be working or cooking. He would rather I be apron-less and only play with him. I do that a lot, but sometimes we have to eat :)

    1. Thank you Rhonda for the nice compliment. I'm sure I'll be wearing one often. It's too practical not to. I hope you have a blessed week!