Friday, May 16, 2008

Pounced! Mother Hen Apron Co.

Darlings, It's official: I am obsessed with aprons. More specifically, I am completely, head-over-heels mad for the gorgeous creations of Mother Hen Apron Co.

Kelly Joslyn of Mother Hen Apron Co. creates amazing, modern aprons in a variety of lengths and styles, and she has a real way with fabric. The color and pattern combinations of these aprons are spot-on for a color scientist like myself. I also really like the description she gives of her work:
"'The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.' - Thomas Moore
Mother Hen Apron Co. was created to confirm that this notion is true. I find that most young women are just like me - struggling to define themselves and determine just what their authentic life is supposed to be. And how does that fit into paying bills, cleaning house, and getting at least one home-cooked meal in during the busy week? I don't have the answers. But I know there is something uniquely gratifying to all of them."

Reading that made me KNOW that this woman is a kindred spirit. And honestly, that is what buying handmade is all about-- actually connecting with the souls who pour their lives and love into their creations. I truly thank my lucky stars for Etsy and for the craft-movement in general and how these networks have allowed artisans to connect.

Here are just a few of the juicy aprons Kelly is currently offering in her shop.

clockwise from top left:
spring has sprung; fruit bowl and bananas;
orange polka dots; and elegant pelican.

Visit Mother Hen Apron Co. right here.


  1. I don't think I've ever worn an apron, but I love the look of the old fashion ones! These are adorable too :)

    Have a fantastic weekend.

  2. Aww you'd look so cute in each of these! :)


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