Monday, January 2, 2017

It's Time To Bid Farewell To The One-Size-Fits-Most Aprons

Almost a year ago today, I wrote and published a post about my Bodacious Frilly Apron. Prior to publishing, I often made reference to this apron when I baked biscuit love, prepped dinner for Lisa, myself, and the kids, or made a batch of cookies or bread. On occasion, someone would reach out and ask if this apron really existed. Finally, I took a photo and published the post.

Yes, this apron really exists. 

At the time of publishing the post, the apron was showing signs of wear and tear.

"And now, the frilly apron. Exhale. It's a decent apron, but the make and fabric is more suited for the occasional baker...not someone who bakes peanut butter dog treats 'round the clock. Mounds of dough. Rolling. Cutting. Baking. The wear and tear is now visible. I need something that's bigger and made of a thicker fabric."

The Bodacious Frilly Apron was also flimsy and fell into the bucket of "one size fits all." I'm not a "one size fits all" kind of girl. I needed a new one.

I apparently got sidetracked and buying a new apron fell to the bottom of the to-do list. Eventually, I retired the "get a new apron" reminder to the Post-It graveyard.

On Sunday, I put the tattered frilly apron on. It was time to bake biscuit love. At one point, Lisa walked by me, stopped, looked at my apron, and said, "I thought you were getting a new apron."

Total. Duh. Moment. 

The memory of publishing a post about my Bodacious Frilly Apron a year ago surfaced in my brain. I had to laugh. And, I did.

Lisa asked what was so funny.

To back up a bit, I've been compiling a list of DIY Dog Mom Projects that I want to make in the weeks ahead. Although I enjoy making wall decor and ornaments, I wanted to shift my focus to items that are kinda cool and-dddddd useful.

For example, during the Bodacious 12 Days Of Christmas, I made these rustic ornaments and sold them as a set. They're gorgeous. I had a difficult time parting with 'em. However, aside from decorating the Christmas tree, they don't have a purpose. They're not useful.

Another item offered for the Bodacious 12 Days Of Christmas was a DIY Doggy Toy Box. I painted the box a neutral color and left the plaque blank so I could offer the buyer the choice of color and personalization. Although these DIY Doggy Toy Boxes are decorative, they serve a purpose. They're useful.

One of the potential DIY Dog Mom Projects on my list are aprons. I want to make dog themed aprons that are sturdy and extend beyond the "one size fits most."

As a 30+ year baking veteran, I can assure you that I've never been completely happy or satisfied with any apron that I've purchased.

It's time to change that.

There's a good chance that I'll be sewing up some DIY aprons in weeks ahead.

Stay tuned!

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