Autum Hall, aka Creative Little Daisy, made an apron that appealed to me for its simplicity. It was a light solid color, which I initially mistook for linen, with a patchwork pocket and coordinating colorful ties. I was surprised to learn that it was actually made from canvas. More specifically a canvas painter’s drop cloth from the home improvement store! I just thought that was the coolest idea, so this past weekend while I was picking up a handful of baking tiles at Home Depot, I made a stop in the paint aisle.
This is a somewhat heavier-duty apron than the others I’ve made, and I plan to use it for crafting. When I sit down at the table and start spreading those thin layers of Liquid Kato Polyclay over my pendants with my bare fingers, I inevitably find myself wondering what to do with the resulting gooey hands. Once in a while I get up and get a paper towel. Usually, I just wipe them on my pants. Now I can clean off those fingertips with my clay apron. Or “claypron” for short .
A few details: The cotton fabrics are from Michele D’Amore’s Bleeker Street collection (I loooove these – I am going to be sad when I run out…). Instead of a button for the pocket, I pinned my NJPCG name tag on there. The name tag is made entirely of clay and is basically a transfer of an image (“Lisa Clarke” in the Polka Dot Creations font) framed by the Swamp Kaleidoscope cane and outlined in brown.
I’m thinking this dropcloth would make a decent tote bag as well. Wish I had time to play with that today, but it’ll have to wait. Duty calls. Many duties call, in fact. Oh well!