This past weekend was your typical spring weather in Minnesota. On Saturday it was 60 degrees and sunny. Mr. Q and I took a long walk, started clearing the winter debris out of the gardens, and then sat on the deck and enjoyed the feel of sunshine on our faces.
On Sunday, those same chairs looked like this.
And my Scilla siberica looked like this …
This always happens here in April. We get teased with a glimpse of spring, and then shot back down with the realization that this is Minnesota and we can’t actually count on good gardening weather until May.
Well, we can still dream of gardening weather. And that brings me to my quick and easy project for today.
I started with one of the aprons from re.design with prima.
I couldn’t find a single online photo of this product that didn’t have the re.design logo blocking the front pocket. In some of the photos it even looked like the logo was actually part of the apron. It isn’t. This is a 100% cotton apron that is essentially a ‘blank canvas’ that you can paint, dye, or otherwise embellish to suit your tastes.
It has that front pocket that I mentioned, plus a sweet ruffle along the bottom hemline.
Since it’s made out of 100% cotton, I recommend washing it before you get started. I did wash and dry mine first.
Since I tend to like simple, uncluttered designs, I decided to add a quick and easy stencil to my apron to dress it up. I used Dixie Belle Paint Co paint in Gravel Road (which is a warm, dark grey) and a couple of stencils from Maison de Stencils.
I placed different sections of each stencil wherever they fit best on my apron.
You can set the paint with heat by either throwing your apron in the dryer on high heat, or pressing the apron on the reverse side with a high heat iron.
It’s probably far more likely that I’ll use this apron to protect my clothes while painting, but it would work great for keeping the dirt off while re-potting plants. And I also suppose one could wear it while cooking … but we all know I don’t do much of that.
How about you? Are you much of an apron wearer?