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 From my sewing room in Texas, I love creating handmade aprons, Frontier, Sun Bonnets, handcrafted, beaded Christmas ornaments. I have listings of vintage jewelry and collectibles. Visit often to see what I have listed!
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Due to costs rising on International shipping. I am beginning to phase out shipping out of North America.

 l have re-discovered my love of sewing. Over the years I have made the circuit, crafts shows, bazaars and even owned my own consignment shop!

The older I get, the more I appreciate the days gone by.

The History of Aprons 

I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for  removing hot pans from the oven.


It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.


From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids..

And when the weather was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.

 Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

 From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

 In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

 It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.







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I love to collect fabric, ribbon and trims. Many of my aprons are vintage, found at estate sales, antique shops and even garage sales.

My own design, handmade aprons will be described in detail.

Take a moment to browse!

These handmade creations make wonderful gifts for bride, Christmas, hostess and the hard to buy for.

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