Mar 10, 2008

ode to the lola apron

The Lola Apron 3
Another apron, Meg?

The Lola Apron 1
Really now.

The Lola Apron 2
Don't you think it's time you joined A.A. (Aprons Anonymous) to talk about your little problem?

How could I stop myself? When I found this vintage apron for sale over at Joyful Abode's Etsy shop, I didn't think twice.

vintage apron find

Isn't it lovely? The fabric has the feel of a soft bed sheet, and the circle pockets are just to die for. The voices in my head wouldn't cease until I had made myself another.

And I have a confession to make. As much as I love my two Emmeline Aprons, the Lola is, hands down, MY FAVORITE APRON EVER. I don't know what it is. The fit is super. I love the retro flair of the bias binding and rick rack accents. I love it SO MUCH that I am looking for excuses to wear it. That frying pan? Yep. It needs to be washed again. (And you don't know how much I used to detest doing the dishes. Okay - maybe it's the Flylady that has had me on the right track as of late, but the Lola apron certainly deserves a hefty percentage of the credit.)

So. Pardon my effusive babbling. Of course, this means that Lola, along with Miss Elsie Mae, are both in the process of becoming printed patterns. The good news? Starting this Friday I have fifteen days off, during which I hope to plow ahead in this somewhat arduous pattern-writing process. Maybe if I tell myself that I can wear the Lola apron only when I sit down to write instructions? Now that is an efficient working plan!


Kate said...

Hey Girl, I've been reading your blog for awhile now, and I recently started a blog of my own. I added a link to your page, and I was just making sure it was fine with you. :)


Jackie said...

Oh my goodness! You are sending me over the edge with these aprons! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!!!

Lavendergirl said...

That apron is incredible! Good luck with your instruction writing!

The McAuleys said...

Yay! I love this one!

Amber said...

Ok this is just gorgeous!! I love it! Yeah another pattern - can't wait!

Concha said...

Oh my... I want this one too!! ow am I going to find occasions to wear so many different aprons?...

Lynne said...

That is just so gorgeous. Cant wait for the instructions to come out. Enjoy your time off

Joyful Abode said...

YAY Meg, it looks fantastic! I can't wait to test the pattern for ya. :)

Melody said...

I'm glad I'm not the only apron junkie. My husband already gives me THAT look everytime I mentione wanting lost of aprons. This should be interesting...

village mama said...

Lola looks lovely; I can only imagine how dipping my hands into those adorable pockets. Enjoy!

The Burns Family of Colorado said...

Yes, Yes, Yes, sit down in your Lola Apron and write those instructions! ;) I just finished the emmaline apron for my mothers birthday last night and of course I am going to make me one. I can't wait for both Elsie Mae and Lola to be up for sale! Keep on designing!

coffeechris said...

Oou Oou La La Lola that is a beautiful Apron - I would even step away from my sewing machine and do a bit of dishes.....Can't wait for the pattern - go ahead wear it for the entire time if it works! "Whatever Lola wants Lola gets"

Nicki said...

Another beauty. I'm a HUGE fan of Rick Rack so no wonder i love Lola! I can just see myself twirling round the kitchen in this. Oh and if you can fix it for me to have hair like yours that would be super too ;o)

lassothemoon said...

Haha! I bribe myself to work, too! That is so cute on you.

African Kelli said...

Oh my, that is so, so pretty. Bravo!

jar said...

This apron is cute. I just got my copy of the Emmaline apron pattern. Am now looking for the right fabric.

Christie said...

Wow- you apron crazy gal- nice work!

manitos a la obra........ said...

Congratulations Meg..te quedó very beautiful...saludos y cariños GINE Y GILDI

Tracey said...

I am crazy about the circle pockets. They are amazing. They make the apron so special and unique. LOVE IT!

val said...

another pattern? YEAH!

Kate said...

How funny! My baby is named Emmeline Lula, after two wonderful women I know and love, both our granny' cracks me up that your aprons of late named Emmeline and Lola!!

shelle said...

two more aprons i can't wait to make, keep them coming.

Domestic Chicky said...

Oh my...that is divine. Truly beautiful.

BreeAsInTheTown said...

I love this apron, it is just way too cute!

Felicia said...

Beautiful apron :)

Anonymous said...


Sherrin said...

lovely apron! looks great. :o)

Anne H said...

My daughter requested this apron. I'd like to make it for her birthday, May 12th. Is there a pattern somewhere I can buy? I love it also. My daughter is "in love" with rick rack.

Anonymous said...

Cheap Brand Jeans ShopMen Jeans - True Religion Jeans, Women JeansGUCCI Jeans, Levi's Jeans, D&G Jeans, RED MONKEY Jeans, Cheap JeansArmani Jeans, Diesel Jeans, Ed hardy Jeans, Evisu Jeans, Jack&Jones Jeans...

Anonymous said...

Bon March¨¦ chaussures pumaChaussure Sports Shop:baskets pumaChaussure Puma Femme,Chaussure Puma Homme,Chaussure Nike Femme,Chaussure Nike homme,nike shoxChaussure Sport et plus. Livraison Rapide.

Anonymous said...

Lacoste Polo Shirts, ralph Lauren polo shirts , Burberry Polo Shirts.wholesale Lacoste polo shirts and polo ralph laurenwith great price. offers lot of 10 lacoste polo shirts and lot of 20 cheap polo shirts. offers classic fit polo shirts. polo clothing

Anonymous said...

There are cheap columbia jackets 10 pcs of excellent Ralph Lauren multi-colored stripe big pony spyder jackets. These products are more soft and comfortable for being made of breathable and durable mesh cotton . lacoste sweaterthere are lots of colors and sizes for your choice, just pick up one you like ,it is absolutely value for money.

Anonymous said...

quelle chaussures pumapaire de chaussures pour hommes choisir?!? La réponse est toute simple:chaussures nike une paire de baskets en partie vernies. du 17ème au 5ème rang, qui lui offre une place dans un top 5 largement tn requindominé par les sites de vente de produits high-tech. Le site de réservation d'hôtels gagne pour sa part 47 places et atteint le 8ème rang.

Anonymous said...

There are ed hardy shirts
,pretty ed hardy shirt for men,

ed hardy womens in the ed hardy online store

designed by ed hardy ,
many cheap ed hardy shirt ,glasses,caps,trouers ed hardy shirts on sale ,

You can go to to have a look ,you may find one of ed hardy clothing fit for you
Top qualitymen's jacket,
These cheap jacket are on sale now,you can find
north face jackets inmage on our web

Do you wannaghd hair straighteners for you own , we have many
cheap ghd hair straightenersin style and great,you can choose one from these
hair straighteners
Authentic chaussure puma
chaussure sport

Anonymous said...

And chaussure nike shoes
Come here to have a look of our Wholesale Jeans
Many fashionMens Jeans ,eye-catching
Womens Jeans ,and special out standing
Blue Jeans ,you can spend less money on our
Discount Jeans but gain really fine jeans, absolutely a great bargain.
China Wholesale
wholesale from china
buy products wholesale
China Wholesalers

Anonymous said...

new polos
men polos
women polos
discount polos
summer polos
polo shirts whosale
polo fashion
embroodered polos
tennis rackets
clothing polo

Anonymous said...

Andy Roddick's signature babolat pure drive, Pure Drive Roddick Babolat wilson k six, features GT Technology combined with head microgel and prince-o3-tour, versatile and accurate cheap tennis racquets with unparalleled performance and incredible feel with less vibrations.

Anonymous said...

Look !The shirt for men's clothing,ed hardy clothing, The ed hardy clothes on each piece were created ed hardy shirts and is recognized globally for his technical brilliance and mesmerizing imagery.Short sleeves ed hardy mens and ed hardy womens , remember to check out ed hardy t-shirts because they are very popular in demand too!Combination with ed hardy sunglasses,very handsome.

jog said...

The button to break the conventional design of wholesale polo shirts, the depth of clear lines of polo shirts from the Department of V on the first gives the impression of a unique, tailor-made with dark-green Lacoste polo shirts with the color scheme of Red and the casual cheap lacoste polos, stressed a summer of non-traditional use of color, so that the overall shape ofralph lauren polo shirts is full of flavor. The classic black-and-white cheap ralph lauren polos with matching black-and-white striped discount ralph lauren polos elegant leaves the impression that the import of polo clothing and black shoes brighten even more people.

leod said...

polo ralph lauren integrates two types of luxury and leisure style, now more and more popular men’s “thin” burberry polos, most designers have sought to perfect the cut with “cutting” a bag of bones of the body ralph lauren polo shirts. It is amazing that a tight lacoste polo shirts with pencil pants, full of retro style with a European aristocratic culture of leisure cheappolos.

Anonymous said...

ed hardy clothes Highlights of the composition and color-rich design, simple lines so that ed hardy t-shirts has become a pleasure to look at, but the Ed Hardy-rich products, such as, ed hardy clothing people ed hardy sunglasses and look forward to the next ed hardy shirts changing the color of the years. ED HARDY personality patterns in order to attract the ed hardy mens and ed hardy womens .
Tennis Racquet
Tennis Racket
cheap tennis racquet
tennis racquet discount
cheap tennis racket
discount Tennis Racket
ralph lauren polo
burberry polo shirt

Anonymous said...

Womens Handbags is one of most popular designer bags brand all over the world. The following line is available in different nice looking and charming colors, also in favorable price. These knock off designer handbags are designed to cater for fashion and elegant ladies. I very much like the cheap purses, but it is very cheap handbags. Made of high-grade leather, light weight. Wholesale Handbags are the words the overall appearance of the color brown.
head junior tennis racket
wilson tennis racquet
wilson tennis racket
head tennis racket
babolat tennis racket
the north face jacket
columbia jacket
spyder jacket

Anonymous said...

cheap hair straighteners
chi hair straightener
chi flat iron

new polo shirts
cheap Lacoste polo shirts
cheap Lacoste polo shirts

cheap handbags
cheap bags
puma chaussures
chaussures puma
chaussure puma

Men's North Face
Women's North Face

hair straighteners
sexy lingerie store
cheap ugg boots
tattoo wholesale
men's clothing
women's clothing

2009 nike shoes
new nike shoes
Women's max
Men's max 93
nike shox
Nike air force
Nike air max 2003
nike air max ltd
nike air max tn
Nike air rift
Nike air Yeezy
nike airmax
Nike air max 90
Nike air max 97
nike birds nest shoes
nike dunk
nike RT1 shoes
nike SB
nike shox shoes
Nike shox OZ shoes
Nike shox R2 shoes
Nike shox R3 shoes
Nike shox R4 shoes
Nike shox R5 shoes
Nike shox TL3
nike trainers lovers

tennis rackets
Wilson tennis rackets
HEAD tennis rackets
Babolat tennis rackets

Anonymous said...

Present-day society, the rapid development of science and technology makes cell phones wholesale is no longer a simple phone communications equipment only. Wholesale cell phones have many features, entertainment, scalability, and so have a good expression of the discount cell phones will be to maximize the effectiveness of multimedia technology.

Anonymous said...

Cell phones from simple communication became a full-featured entertainment terminal . Can be said that cell phone china new milestone in the industry. This fully demonstrates that, cheap cell phones entertainment has become the most sought after consumer applications and has become the focus of the mobil phones market.

Anonymous said...

Do not mean bad.Thank you so much! I just want to show some fashion wedding dress, cheap wedding dresses to all of you. I like wedding dresses, because wedding for a girl, it is the most special day in her life. Do you want to have the beautiful wedding dresses and designer wedding dresses in perfect day?? Here are the most popular discount wedding dresses and lace wedding dresses even plus size wedding dresses for all of you. Also the cheap evening dresses and evening formal dresses are a great choice for you. Let you dream come ture!! When you take part in a party, you can choose party cocktail dresses, also fashion but cheap cocktail dresses and cheap prom dresses here. Besides, the cheap bridesmaid dress and cheap flower girl dresses are also provide to you!

Anonymous said...

I would like to be the supporter of yours. Thank you for sharing such a nice article.
chaussures puma
puma speed cat
Nike Tn Chaussures
requin tn
nike shox
puma shoes
puma CAT
puma basket
puma speed
baskets puma
puma sport
puma femmes
puma shox r4 torch
nike air max requin
nike shox r3
shox rival r3
tn plus
chaussures shox
nike shox r4 torch
air max tn requin
nike tn femme
pas cher nike
tn chaussures
nike rift
nike shox nz
chaussures shox
nike shox rival
shox rival
chaussures requin
jeans online
cheap armani jeans
cheap G-star jeans

Anonymous said...

Your article is very good.I like it very much.
Once upon a time, there was a mouse father.He wanted to marry his daughter to the greatest person in the world.But, who was the greatest person in the world?Oh!
puma ferrari shoes
cheap nike shoesThe sun! He must be the greatest person in the world.The mouse father went to talk to the sun."Hello! Mr. Sun.
puma shoes
ferrari shoes
I know you are the greatest person in the world.Would you marry my daughter?""What? I'm not the greatest person in the world. The greatest person is the cloud.If he comes out, I’ll be covered."
nike shox nz
Ugg Boots
The mouse father went to talk to the cloud. “Hello! Mr. Cloud. I know you are the greatest person in the world. Would you marry my daughter?”
nike 360 air max
nike shox shoes
“What? I’m not the greatest person in the world. The greatest person is the wind.If he comes out, I’ll be blown away.”
cheap puma shoes
puma drift cat
The mouse father went to talk to the wind. “Hello! Mr. Wind. I know you are the greatest person in the world.Would you marry my daughter?” “What? I’m not the greatest person in the world. The greatest person is the wall. If he comes out, I’ll be stopped.”
cheap nike shox
nike air max 360
The mouse father went to talk to the wall. “Hello! Mr. Wall. I know you are the greatest person in the world. Would you marry my daughter?” “What? I’m not the greatest person in the world. The greatest person is YOU, the mouse.” “The greatest person in the world is … mouse?” “Yes, the greatest person in the world is mouse. See? If mouse comes out, I’ll be bit!”
nike air max
pumas shoes
The mouse father was very happy. He finally knew mouse was the greatest person in the world. He would marry his daughter to the handsome mouse next door.
cheap jeans
cheap levis jeans
ed hardy jeans

Adi said...

Oes Tsetnoc one of the ways in which we can learn seo besides Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa. By participating in the Oes Tsetnoc or Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa we can improve our seo skills. To find more information about Oest Tsetnoc please visit my Oes Tsetnoc pages. And to find more information about Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa please visit my Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa pages. Thank you So much.
Oes Tsetnoc | Semangat Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa

Anonymous said...

herve leger
herve leger dresses

chanel iman
chanel outlet
chanel handbag
Chanel Wallet
Chanel Watch
chanel purse

Chanel Sunglasses
chanel bags
chanel earrings
chanel jewelry
chanel shoes

Anonymous said...

cheap ghd
ghd straighteners
Benefit GHD
GHD IV Salon Styler
GHD Precious gift
Gold GHD
Kiss GHD
New pink GHD
Pink GHD
Pure Black GHD
Pure White GHD
Purple GHD
Rare GHD
polo boots
polo shoes
cheap straighteners
ghd hair straighteners
hair straighteners
Purple GHD IV Styler
Pure White GHD
Pure Black GHD
Pink GHD IV Styler
Kiss GHD Styler
Gray GHD IV Styler
Gold GHD IV Styler
GHD Rare Styler
GHD IV Salon Styler
Black GHD IV Styler
Benefit GHD IV Styler

my blog said...

i want to show you the following products:
gucci boots
gucci shoes
gucci t-shirt
gucci bags
gucci handbags
gucci clothing
gucci watch
gucci sunglasses
gucci jewelry
gucci boots
gucci shoes
gucci t-shirt
gucci bags
gucci handbags
gucci clothing
gucci watch
gucci sunglasses
gucci jewelry
gucci boots
gucci shoes
gucci t-shirt
gucci bags
gucci handbags
gucci clothing
gucci watch
gucci sunglasses
gucci jewelry

xiansheng said...

rain boot
rain boots
rain coat
rain coat
rain coats
rain wear

abercrombie and fitch shirts
abercrombie outlet
abercrombie fitch outlet
abercrombie & fitch clothing
abercrombie and fitch clothes
abercrombie and fitch clothing
abercrombie fitch
abercrombie fitch clothing
abercrombie & fitch
abercrombie and fitch
abercrombie and fitch outlet
cheap abercrombie fitch
abercrombie shirtabercrombie fitch jacketabercrombie jacketabercrombie and fitch hoodiet

xiansheng said...

ankh royalty


ankh royalty clothing

ankh royalty sweats

ankh royalty tracksuits
babyliss pro
babyliss hair
babyliss i trim
babyliss flat iron
babyliss you curl
babyliss hair straighteners
babyliss hair straightener
babyliss straightener
babyliss straighteners
babyliss portability
babyliss straightening irons
babyliss hair iron
babyliss straightening iron

Linn said...

jordan shoes
cheap jordan shoes
jordan 1
jordan 2
jordan 3
jordan 4
jordan 5
jordan 6
jordan 7
jordan 8
jordan 9
jordan 10
jordan 11
jordan 12
jordan 13
jordan 14
jordan 15
jordan 16
jordan 17
jordan 18
jordan 19
jordan 20
jordan 21
jordan 22
jordan 23
Michael Jackson memorial
air jordan 2009
air jordan 2010
jumpman 23

Linn said...

adidas shoes
adidas shoe
adidas basketball shoes
adidas running shoes
adidas tennis shoes
adidas sneakers