|'The Road Less Traveled' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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Until she has time to get to my apron (she is a busy mom with a business of her own ...Woodsy Woods) I have been on a hunt for a replacement apron. Nothing will do. They are too long or too stiff or not the right colors. I guess I am very picky when it comes to my apron.
I haven't had any luck until last week. I was in Anthropologie with my daughter and decided to look at the aprons. I can tell by touch if the apron will do and I didn't have much hope as I browsed the rack of aprons. Until I pulled out one that actually felt right. It was! I had found my new painting apron. Yes $30 for an apron at Anthropologie is expensive but I know I will wear it until it falls apart!
So what makes for a perfect painting apron? Here are the things I require:
|My new painting apron from Anthropologie|
- It has to be soft and not at all stiff. I wear it all day long when I am in the studio so it has to feel light and invisible. I have decided that an apron with linen is my favorite choice.
- It can't be too long. I prefer for it to hit mid thigh. I don't want to feel like it is tripping me.
- I like to have long ties. I like to pull the ties around me and tie a bow in the front. Maybe it makes me look thinner!
- It has to have pockets for tissues and phone.
- It has to coordinate with my clothes. Not really but I don't want my apron to clash. It bothers me. After all it is like an accessory so it might as well work with my wardrobe. My last apron had a whimsical flowered pattern that seemed to go with everything. The new apron is plain. I can pin my wool flowers on for color if I am in the mood.
- It has to wash well and come out of the drier without wrinkles. I need to wash the apron a lot so it needs to hold up.
I think my new apron will fit the bill and I am excited to start the new year with a new lucky apron!
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