Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Brassy Apple Apron Giveaway!!

Meg from Brassy Apple is doing a fantastic Apron Giveaway!

How do you win???? It's easy! Simply post a comment under her giveaway post about what you'd like to see from Brassy Apple in 2009! Whether it's on her blog or on her website - she wants your input! Post your opinion in the comments section and you'll be entered for a chance to win this apron! That's it!

**Please make sure Meg can email you once the giveaway ends. If your blog doesn't have an email link please leave it along with your comment. **

The winner will be chosen January 1st, 2009! The winner has 4 days to claim their prize before a new winner will be chosen! Have fun and let me hear it!

Merry And Bright! Child's Apron

This full size child's apron is 100% cotton in Sandy Gervais (Moda) Merry and Bright fabric.
No visible seams. Pre-washed fabric (in mild detergent). Fully lined

Available on Etsy from HandmaidensCottage

Black and Floral Apron

This apron is perfect for yourself or for that special hostess gift. It is made from a high quality cotton. The main body of the apron is black with very small tan polka dots. It has three pockets across the front in a beautiful floral pattern. The apron it trimmed in a fine white lace. The apron measures 15 1/2" long and the ties measure 85" from end to end. The apron is gently gathered at the waist and at the ties.

Available on Etsy for $18, from seller gardencris27

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Apron Invitation

What a cute Holiday Apron Invitation, I just had to share it. Available on Etsy from TheGrouchyChickPea.

Make it yours

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Holiday Savings with a Smile!

We're so excited about the new 2008 version of our Holiday Gift Guide. This years guide is jam packed with promo codes, discounts, gift wrapping and deals. It's been a whirlwind of activity and inquiries, and we have some outstanding companies/sellers and shops involved this year! (with many more on the way)

Please visit our Holiday Gift Guide on Boutique Cafe by clicking this cute little banner. Once you're through shopping, be sure to snag our banner and place it on our blogs. Your friends will thank you, and you'll look so holiday savvy!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Crafting Apron

We love this Custom Crafting Apron from StarlitNestGifts on etsy.

"A perfect gift, or perfect for YOU! Keep everything organized and handy with your craft or gardening apron! I don't know how I could live without mine! No more hunting down your scissors, calculator, pens, or gardening tools!!! Use it for beading supplies, or in the kitchen... Plus it's awfully stylish, don't you think?

How it works: Select 3-4 fabrics from the available choices in my other shop: I will decide which print goes where, trust me, it will look great. The ties are quilted and thick for comfort and durability. All materials are 100% cotton and high quality, of course!

A 3 pocket apron is $28. You can add pockets if you like, there are a variety of ways - you could have just one added to the middle, front (add $3). Or you could have 6 total pockets, 2 rows of 3 pockets each (add $5). A zipper added to one of the pockets would cost $4 extra. Need extra long ties, just let me know. It's totally custom, so you tell me what you'd like."

Pick your favorite fabrics and order yours today >

Madison Apron in Amy Butler print

From Boojiboo on Etsy:
"The "Madison" is our most versatile apron. It can be used for vendors at craft and art shows, waitressing, bartending, crafting at home,...

All seams are neatly enclosed (no raw edges anywhere) and there is a layer of heavy cotton fabric sandwiched in between to give it durability.

Overall dimensions are 20" x 10 1/2". All pockets are 7 1/2" in length, largest is 7" wide. Center pocket with flap and velcro closure is 5 1/2" wide, this is where you want to put your valuables ($$). Pen pocket is 1 1/4" wide, and last pocket is 5 1/2" wide. Apron closes with 2 D-rings on right side. Strap is 32", and will accommodate most shapes and sizes."

Snag it here >

Monday, September 8, 2008

for Nie Nie Mocca Childs Apron

Gorgeous size 2-4t apron with Alexander Henry fabric from BaublesandBits on Etsy. This is a charity listing with proceeds going directly to Stephanie and Christian Nielson.

"This is a charity listing for Christian and Stephanie Nielson. They are two the young parents of 4 beautiful children. They were in a airplane crash on August 16th that left Stephanie (Nie Nie) with 80% of her body burned and Christian with over 30% of his burned. Their pilot did not survive the crash. They are both in critical condition in Mesa Az.

The proceeds from this listing (100%) will go to the Nie Nie and Christian fund."

for more information on their recovery
Make it yours >

To donate to the Neilson family directly:

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tribal Hemp Apron

Tribal Hemp Apron - handsewn with Hmong batik Hemp and Linen. You'll love the gorgeous salmon-colored hemp fabric, made by the Hmong tribe of Northern Laos.

The Hmong are amazing people who use symbols and textiles as their written language. This hemp is grown, hand-woven and hand-batiked by the tribe. (Batik is the process of treating fabric with wax, applying dyes and then removing the wax to expose the fabric underneath.)

Available from Coast Mountain Crafts on Etsy >>

Miss Madaline Apron Pattern

Apron Dress Pattern (PDF) available from LittleDresses on Etsy. This is sweet little peasant style dress with options for a contrasting waistband or apron. There are instructions for making an apron or you can use up your stash of vintage hankies or tea towels! What a beautiful way to use Grandmas hankies!

Size 5-10 years

The bird embroidery design is included!

Super cute - Snag your own pattern here >>

Friday, July 18, 2008

Oil Cloth Apron - You Design!

Awww, nothing says lovin' like wearing oil cloth in the kitchen!! This super cool apron is available for your own specific preferences - you design it! Available on Etsy from polkadotsquare.

Snag it here>>

Friday, July 4, 2008

Pin-up Polkadot

Fun pin-up polkadot apron (custom size) from sassyapron on etsy.

Pick it up here>>

Yellow Bird and Floral Apron

Dapperduds fun Floral and Yellow Bird apron. Available on!

Snag it here>>

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Little Miss Shirley

So Adorable!! Sail on the good ship lollipop with this super sweet child's bib apron from retrorugrats on etsy. Featuring red and white swiss dot on front and striped lining. Sized to fit your average toddler or preschooler with adjustable neck tie. Hand-covered buttons close at waistline.

Make it yours here

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Crafty da Vinci Apron

Designer zemphira on Etsy is offering this da Vinci craft apron. This lovely apron would make a beautiful gift for the artist in your life!

Snag it for $20 on Etsy!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Apronista Buttons!!

The Apronista

Woo hoo! It's always fun to get new stuff, I'm really jazzed about the new buttons offered by The Apronista! I love her blog, and I'm always thrilled to give a little shoutout to those who inspire me.

Go grab your button too!

Apron Swap!!

My friend Megan from Brassy Apple just alerted me to a fun Halloween Apron Swap in July. For full details on this fun event (and to sign up by June 30th) visit Booming Aprons.

**If you have a fun Apron event you'd like us to share, send the details to:

Oilcloth Trimmed Cleaning Gloves

I know this isn't an apron find, but these pretty oilcloth trimmed gloves are the perfect touch with black and white Damask. Designed by JulieMeyer on Etsy.

Use them to wash the dishes, work in the garden, scrub the floor (all while looking cute and saving that manicure).

$12.50 on Etsy >>

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Amy Butler Lotus Apron

This lovely apron is made with Amy Butler fabric from her Lotus Collection (Temple Garland in Sky color). Features a sweetheart neckline.

Designed by SassyApron on Etsy and available for $28!

Click to make this yours

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Viva Simone - Retro Bo Peep Apron

Check out Etsy for this Retro 1940's Bo Peep apron for your little girl. Made by Viva Simone! Adorable and priced at $14.50

Click here to view this listing >

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

At Market with The Apron Lady

Have you been wondering where I've been? It's been a long little break but in that time I managed to attend the Portland Quilt Market and cover it as media for my podcast at Boutique Cafe.

I was drooling over all of the gorgeous apron designs and patterns at Market this year! You would have loved it too. Today I wanted to share an interview I had with designer Jan Lutz from The Apron Lady Designs.
**If you leave a comment in our shownotes at Boutique you'll be entered to win some cool giveaways from Jan.


CLICK here to view the interview>>

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms and moms to be in our community. You have a tough job, but it's the most important one in the world! I honor each of you today and say thank you for all you do to nurture your families and raise fantastic children!! Feel special today (and everyday).

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spoil Mom for Mother's Day!

A classic apron by Indulgeaprons in red and white, and adorned with romantic ruffles will make the Mom in your life feel like a queen. This style flatters most body types and adjusts at the neck for the best fit.

Snag it for Mom on Etsy>

Miffy's World is Having a Birthday!

Louise the designer behind Made by Miffy on Etsy is having a Birthday. To celebrate she's offering up a chance to WIN AN APRON!! made with Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett fabrics!

To be eligible for the drawing simply pop by her blog (listen to the Wild music) and leave a little Birthday message for her in the Birthday Bloggin Competition post. Winner will be drawn on Sunday May 11th!! Good Luck and Happy Birthday Louise :)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Retro Apron Pattern for child

This sweet apron pattern from Leilaandben on Etsy is just irresistable!!! This simple retro-style apron is made from just two coordinating fat quarters and a bit of interfacing. It ties around the neck and mid-back and features a sweet lined and pleated pocket. A project that can be completed in about an hour, you'll want to make several of these in different fabrics. Wear over a tank and jeans or help mom bake in the kitchen. It also makes a cute beach cover-up! In downloadable PDF format.

One size: Fits about 2T to 4T

Zip on over and try your hand at this pattern.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Pretty Ditty has such mouth-watering aprons in their Etsy shop. This funky Shibuki Dragon apron is ideal for the wearer who wants something a bit more edgy and fun.

Snag it on Etsy >

Friday, April 25, 2008

Bandana Half Apron

This cute and flirty half apron is casual and fun. Love the Bandana print and the flowing hemline. Available from BlackHorseFashions on Etsy!

grab it for $29 >>

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I'm a big fan of the square neckline on this apron by momomadeit on Etsy. If you haven't checked out Etsy, you're missing some of the most gorgeous creations by talented artisans! It's a great place to shop for speciality items and gifts, home decor and of course...APRONS!!

Snag this sweet baby in her apron shop >>

Back from Florida!!

Hey it's good to be back! I have missed blogging and sharing some of my fave apron finds. Can't wait to start showcasing more incredible designs for you. Keep watchin'

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Perfect Crafter's Apron

This chic little crafter's apron has four handy pockets (including one for your buisness cards) and is available from GoMonkeyDesign on Etsy.

Make it yours - they have several to choose from!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What's Your Number?

I love this apron from Jenny Hofer Designs on Etsy. It's called "What's Your Number?" with fabric from Alexander Henry. Cafe apron style is so chic and you'll love the black and white contrasting with the red accents.

Make it yours today>>

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spicy Bib Apron

Decorative Instincts on Etsy brings this spicy bib style apron up for grabs. Enjoy the contrasting fabrics and great coverage with this sweet little apron.

Buy it on Etsy>

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cupcake and Polkadots

I always enjoy visiting to view the incredible new aprons that are available. Tonight as I was searching I happened across this adorable (and delicious looking) cupcake and polkadot apron from seller JessicaCurtsies.

Make it Yours

Friday, March 7, 2008

WIN THIS APRON - You KNOW You Want This!!

You can WIN this hostess apron this week from designer Megan at Brassy Apple.

She is joining in the Ultimate Blog Party (5 Minutes for Mom) and giving away this gorgeous apron to one lucky poster on her blog. Check it out and don't miss the chance to snag this sweetest of sweet aprons.

Shoot me there! I want to WIN >>

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Aprons on eBay!

Looking for the perfect apron now just got a whole lot easier with our handy widget! Click on the ones that catch your eye and get shopping.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Ode to the Winged One

I'm loving this apron from NuturedThreads on Etsy, it's called "Ode to the Winged One" and is in a bird theme. The color combinations and handy pockets have me seriously coveting this chic hostess apron.

Wear this while doing all those DIY projects, you'll look so pulled together >>

Monday, March 3, 2008

Black and White - Dramatic Contrast

The dramatic contrast of Black & White is striking in this full apron from Essiedesigns on Etsy.

View it here>>

Apples Pears and Polkadots!

Dapperduds has this "Apples Pears and Polkadots" apron available for sale in their Etsy Shop. Don't miss out on this cute design that will liven up your kitchen duties!

Snag it here >>

Sorry for the Silence

So sorry for the bloggity silence lately, I've had weeks full of sick kids. We're all on the mend now and I'm eager to jump back in and share some more extraordinary Aprons! Cheers! - Daria

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Classy Damask Apron

This charming damask apron is available on Etsy from seller victoriawhiteco. It is equipped with the angled pocket for comfort and ease and trimmed with black rick rack.

Buy it here >

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mod Polkadot Apron

Hang out that laundry and do your part for the environment. This apron features large pockets for clothspins. Read more about National Hanging Out day and pick up this cute polka dot apron in the process! From momomadeit on Etsy>>

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Banana Strawberry Apron for your little girl

This Strawberry sweet apron is available from Wild Olive Kids on Etsy.

Snag it here >

Monday, February 11, 2008

Childs Calendar Apron

Charming child's apron with a vintage feel. Sweet calendar panel on the front. Available from drearyneedle on Etsy, size 24 months-3t.

Make it yours >

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Yellow Birds and Floral

Dapperduds has this cool Yellow bird and floral design apron for you!

Grab it on Etsy>

Friday, February 8, 2008

Candied Ginger Chef Apron

BellaBeeDesigns makes such GORGEOUS aprons! Seriously, what woman wouldn't adore this Candied Ginger design? The apron is adjustable, and oh so stylish!

Snag this one on Etsy >>

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Emmeline Apron Pattern - DIY

You can make this adorable Emmeline apron yourself, with this pattern from montessoribyhand on Etsy. This modern apron is stylish and flattering and best of all it's reversible so you can have two aprons in one!

Snag the Pattern today for $11.95 >>

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

GiabellaDesigns - Eye Candy

Giabella Designs on Etsy has a few sweet aprons in her shop. Be sure to check out Harvest and Eye Candy designs.

Etsy Shop Here >>

don't miss out on her blog too!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Tiffany Blue Hostess Apron

Check out this super cute Tiffany Blue hostess apron made by Snappy Mandy on Etsy.

It can be yours for $30 on Etsy. Click here to snag it! >

Little Girls - Pink Bird Apron

Here's the perfect apron for your little girl aged 2-5 years, made by Bloom Works. We love the colors, and of course that adorable mod bird print. MMMMmmmmmmm is anyone else thinking cookies right now?

Pick this up on Etsy >>

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Pleated Cottage Half Apron

Check out mariemadelinestudio on Etsy for some lovely pleated half aprons. You'll adore this modern pink floral hostess apron. We're Lovin' the pleats!

Snag this on Etsy >
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