Monday, February 04, 2008

A Crayon Apron


Did you ever have a crayon apron? They were popular in the 60's as a sweet apron for children. My mother made one for me and one for my sister. I remember how special we felt wearing our very utilitarian, yet very pretty aprons. There was a narrow pocket for each crayon in our coloring set. A larger pocket could hold a notepad, scissors, a roll of Scotch tape, or some paste for gluing. Sister and I would fill our pockets and then spend hours creating art projects or pretending we were teachers in a school. The pretending must have influenced our future choices, as sister and I both grew up to become classroom teachers. The apron shown in these pictures are not of our aprons, but rather of a vintage one I purchased recently. Mom made ours out of a tiny floral print. If there was any embellishment, it would have been embroidery or something done in fabric paints. I was excited, though, to find this vintage children's apron. It's exactly the same pattern as the one Mother made for me, just in different fabrics. This was truly an apron that inspired the imagination!

7 comments:

  1. Yum! What gorgeous pictures of some good-looking food treats. Looks like a great book. A sweet gift. The crayon apron is darling. I never had one but I've been thinking of making one for my dear little granddaughter. Thanks for sharing this cutie with us. ~Adrienne~

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  2. I love it....I did not have one..but sure would consider this a great FIND.
    Deby

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  3. This is a funny apron. I love to see the pictures with teh bulbs soming out of teh ground. just like in my garden!!

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  4. Hi - I've never heard of a crayon apron! I guess I was missing out when a kid ... LOL!

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  5. I've never heard of crayon apron, and I wasn't born in the 60s yet, but I thought it's really neat that your purchased apron is from the same kind of pattern that your mom used on yours:)

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  6. Oh, I missed out. I would have been proud to wear one with you. I might have to make some for the little girls I know. Wouldn't it make wonderful birthday gifts, complete with a crayon in each pocket, and one pocket with a little pad of paper. Thank for showing us the one you found.

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  7. How cute! I had one when I was about 4. I was thinking of making one for my twins' 5th birthday this spring.

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