This is a fairly gaudy apron I made for a 2011 pay it forward swap I'm doing with some of my friends.
The intended receiver of the apron is an artist - mostly a painter, but I think she and her husband have a letter press, too.
I don't even know if she wears an apron when she paints, and I think this apron could be regarded as either cute or hideous, so I don't know whether I should give it to her....
Anyway, this is how it turned out.
I pulled out all the stops - tie died t-shirts, fringe, burlap, rick-rack, pocket from old corduroy pants and even a little bell that tinkles when you move. The bell is hanging off the front chest part.
The pockets are decorated with strips of burlap from old coffee bags, and then have cut-out letters from t-shirts that read "ARS LONGA". Long live art!
Here's a close up of one pocket.
I should have taken more close ups of the details....
It was fun to make, I have to say. And it always feels good to use things that I've got laying around taking up space.
Thanks for looking!