Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tools of the Trade Tuesday: Aprons

On today's favorite tools post, I decided to talk a bit about my three favorite aprons. I'm a girly girl, and have always loved wearing an apron in the kitchen. Its very practical, you know! Especially if you want to keep from messing up your outfit with spills or stains. (Maybe I'm messy sometimes.)

The first apron was a bit of a joke, and was purchased in Fredericksburg, TX on a mini-vacay.

Its a totally true statement. I swear. And I'm a pretty good cook...so you can only imagine...

This apron is adorned with a black and white polka dot ribbon and pink tulle, which is why I wanted to buy it. I had seen "I Kiss Better than I Cook" aprons before, but never one this cute. One day it might turn out to be lucky. Not so far....

The next apron is one that my sister and her family gave me for Christmas. Its actually my favorite apron. Not only is it adorable, but its made of thick material and has a convenient little pocket for sticking recipes, utensils, a drying towel, etc.

The bird apron was purchased from Etsy, from the Pamwares page. Etsy is a place to buy and sell things homemade. It is totally awesome. Pamwares sells ridiculously cute aprons. This was probably the best gift my sister has ever bought me. I love it and wear it all the time! Her aprons are really well, made, sturdy, and I would recommend them to anyone who doesn't already have an apron.

On a side note, I have started following the Pamwares blog. I really, really love her stuff! And, she has a cute bulldog, so she gets double brownie points! Plus, I really like her logo/blog header. I've been trying to come up with a new design for mine, and have temporarily settled on the one to the left. But her's is pretty darn cool!

The third apron I would like to show you is one I purchased over the weekend at The Cupboard in my hometown. It is very girly, very cute, and has an "S" on it, unlike the image here.

I would consider this to be a "first date" apron. As in...if I were cooking for a special someone for the very first time. Its fun, flirty, and I think it captures my personality with all the polka dots and ruffles. (Don't worry blogees...you have not missed out on any news in my life. This is not being used for any "first dates" any time soon.)

Right now my aprons hang on the end of my baker's rack. However, I would love to find a place to hang them so each of them are displayed in full view, instead of being stacked on top of each other. I'm just not sure where or how I want to display them yet. I'm totally open to ideas! For now they are casually draped in my dining area.

I think every cook should have an apron...even if you are a man. I can't tell you how many shirts I have ruined splashing grease or oily foods on my clothes. Aprons are not only stylish and fun, they are also very practical for non-perfect cooks.

So, that's it my friends! These are my tools for this week! Happy cooking!


pamwares said...

thank you for the love! so glad you are happy with the apron - i love the bird print.

louie the bulldog is sitting behind on a chair right now wondering what i'm typing about! he is so damn cute!

great blog! if you ever need banner art info...write me. I will happy to share my artist source!

Jenn said...

Your aprons are adorable Sheri! I have a picture of Kevin wearing my pink "Dip me in chocolate and call me desert" apron. :) And thanks for sharing the website. I would die for Pamwares sewing room!!!