Jan 14

Latest fit of productivity

Here is the fruit of my latest burst of creative energy:

I don’t know why I was so driven to make a 50’s style apron, but there you have it. It’s very hard (ok, almost impossible) to tell in this photo that the pockets are made of a fabric with tiny red and yellow vertical stripes. An experiment in mixing patterns that, thankfully, worked.

Aside: When I was a child the “mix”ing part of “mix and match” completely eluded me. I thought that blue was the only color that went with blue and red was the only color that went with red. (Yes, I had monochromatic tendencies as a wee one. Who’da thunk?)

Later I evolved enough to allow prints containing a color to be paired with that color (plue plaid with blue, for instance), but it’s only been (embarrassingy) recently that I’ve allowed solids to mix with different color solids (light green shirt with dark green sweater, for instance). Needless to say, I’m dern impressed with my recent foray into the wacky world of print mixing. What next? Who knows, I might consider letting my green bean juice run over into my mashed potatoes…

No. Nevermind, that still grosses me out.

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  1. ex_shemaiah

    That is adorable! I love it!! I’m still bad with matching. Black was the only colour to be mixed with other colours as far as I was concerned.

  2. Anonymous

    giggle. yes, I will get you a copy if I find the coveted VK, of COURSE! and NO, no mixing mashed potatoes with green beans…ewwwwwwww. Love the apron, brings back memories. I’ll tell you the stories at Foster’s okay? Can’t wait ;)

    1. gina


      nifty — what time are we on for? noon?


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