Friday, May 15, 2009

Channeling June Cleaver

I have developed quite a "thing" for aprons. I've worn full aprons for years when baking, and I did make matching Christmas aprons for the kids when they were younger, but now it's beginning to turn into something more. For Madeline's last playdate, I made matching aprons from a vintage table cloth for them to wear while baking cupcakes.

(they are large enough for adults to wear, too!)

My favorite apron lately has been this vintage one:

I have been tying it on before cleaning or working, and for some strange reason, it makes me more productive. Not that I'm channeling June Cleaver (she wouldn't be caught dead in a Mickey Mouse t-shirt), but it is like slipping on a costume. When I was in college, I was in a production of Macbeth set in Medieval Japan. The director kept telling me that I looked to strong, too American, no matter how I held my body. But, as soon as I slipped that kimono on, my demeanor completely changed. Yuki even asked me what happened; it was the costume. So I suppose, the apron is my domestic costume. I'm thinking it's time to make another, more fitting to my personality. I'm participating in an Alice in Wonderland circle journal, so I'm thinking about a Mad Hatter themed apron. I'll leave you with some pages from my sketchbook that I used for the Alice paper dolls I had published in Somerset (you can see the final product here)

So tell me, who is your favorite Alice In Wonderland character? Have a mad weekend!

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