I have this real love /hate thing when it comes to flower (especially roses) print fabrics. They are always so beautiful on the bolt, in the store window, or when someone else is wearing them. Then every few years I see some pieces and a weakness comes over me and boom I've bought it and have already made it up in my mind before I even get home. And damn, it does turn out perfect and then I put it on to suddenly remember what the hate part of the relationship is. Such is the fate of my newest apron :(
I'm sorry these pictures were just buggers... the lighting, the time of day, the photographer, where all temping the fates. Actually the apron is really cute :)
Once again I have been reminded that Laura Ashley, meets Rachel Ashwell for lattes at Daisy Kingdom is just not me. :( . I really love these two prints they are so warm, springy and happy. Besides dang it I haul these pieces back from Idaho last fall and I'm using them!! So I attempted to add a bit more of me to smother some the cutsie pie going on with the apron. I copied a vintage French postcard of the Eiffel Tower, a vintage show girl advertisement, and a street scene onto cotton. Then sewed them on as pockets. At the bottom of the pockets I hung a few tassels.
On the back I sewed a copy of another slightly "naughty nineties" show girl. Next to her is a little tag that says PARIS in the SPRING and a tassel. Have you figured out yet that the way to my heart is not with sparkly glittery bling, but give me tassels and I in heaven :)
At least now I won't breakout in hives wearing it, but I think I have just found my new at home doing clean work apron cuz it still a bit "crustless cucumber sandwiches and sweet tea" for my comfort :)
Have a most audacious day or evening my Bloglandian friends depending where in the world you are ;)