For starters, let me just say thank you for all the incredible support you’ve given regarding “The Aproness”.
Never in a million years would I have imagined myself being overwhelmed by the volume of people wanting something I merely threw together.
Honestly, I saw an invite and thought “well, how cute would that be to recreate”? And do it in a way that could be useful long after the party ended.
So I designed a dress that could come on and off like an apron.
If aprons could talk, here’s what they’d say.
With so many new people to my Facebook page, I feel like I should give you a little bit of background about me, as a person.
Aprons aren’t my life. I am incredibly thankful, and blessed that so many of you want them. I honestly appreciate every single comment, but you should know that I have a life outside of aprons.
For starters, I have a job. You see, by day I crunch numbers, reconcile accounts, and manage the finances for the missions department at my church. It’s not as glamorous as sewing aprons, posting on Facebook, and playing on Twitter but it’s a part of my life. When my husband and I made the decision recently to upgrade our home, I knew we needed the consistency that a job outside the home provided in addition to the income that anything I do online provides.
I have a family. And that family likes it when I cook them dinner and don’t let the laundry get out of control.
Oh, and one family member demands, yes demands, that she get an obnoxious amount of attention each evening.
If not, I get this face.
And seriously, who wants that face?
And while I want to make each and every single person who has asked an aproness, it’s simply going to take some time. Time for me to respond to the multiple retail inquiries. Time for me to figure out how much of this is even within my control. Simply time.
Which brings me to the fact that I refuse to schedule you guys a month out. Even if you say it’s ok, it will drive me bonkers to know you’re waiting for something that’s in my control. I’ve ordered a camera strap that I literally forgot about by the time it finally arrived. I won’t do that to you.
Each of these little creations are gifts from me to you. They’re multi layers of fabric. They’re serged. They’re fully lined. They’re ruffled. I put my heart & soul into them. Seriously, I hold them up, I play with them on my dress forms, and I don’t let them leave my house until it’s something I’d be happy with receiving. It’s the difference between receiving something handmade, and something mass produced. Remind me to tell you the story of the moment I received an apron from my idol. My heart broke a little.
It means everything to me that you love these little things. I want your children to want to play in them, and I want you to have to argue with them to get them to take them off at night.
But the reality is I’m only one person. With a somewhat limited amount of time to devote to aprons.
So many of you have asked for an adult version of the Snow White inspired aproness.
So I spent some time this weekend making sure I could modify patterns in order to make it match.
I kind of thought you guys were insane when you requested it, but once I slipped it on and broke out the red heels, something magical sort of took over.
There’s a few kinks I need to work out, but they are indeed possible and I will be offering them to you soon.
And I now understand why so many of you wanted to match your little one. They’re pretty stinking cute.
So what I’m going to do is list them in limited quantities in the Etsy shop this Saturday at 9:00am CST for anyone who didn’t email me directly. I hate to penalize you for not jumping right on contacting me.
For those of you who I’ve communicated with, your reserved listings will be available soon.
There will be childrens sizes ($45), adult sizes ($50), and mommy & me sets (discounted to $80).
You’ll also see some other characters as well.
I’ve had custom orders for Little Red Riding Hood, Strawberry Shortcake, & Dorothy and they’re next to ship.
I’ll continue to try to accomodate custom orders as there is space in my schedule.
And then you’re probably going to have to wait a little while until they are restocked.
It pains me to say that, but it’s not smart business to over extend myself because I don’t want to tell anyone no, and as a result fail to keep my commitment to those of you I’ve told yes.
So there you have it. If you want to get your hands on one before they’re restocked, mark your calendars for Saturday, April 7th at 9:00am CST.
Here’s the link for handy reference:
See you then! And thanks again for your support.
Oh, and one more SURPRISE….. Coming SUMMER 2012, the Aproness To Go Collection.
5 Disney inspired character apronesses in 1 adorable suitcase ready to bake, play, party & go!