Monday, May 11, 2009

National Wear Your Apron Day

Today is National Wear your Apron Day! It's held on the day after Mother's Day as a way to celebrate the funness (is that a word?) of wearing aprons. Wear your apron to work, to the store - wherever you go today. I love the format of aprons and how they can be so incredibly creative with not a whole lot of fabric, and a relatively simple design.

We just completed a major apron update on the website with almost 50 new aprons.
This is a sampling of some of the ones we've added. You can find all of them in our apron section.

Here's an amazing one that was too stained to sell, but I'm happy to keep it for my own...

There are lots of great vintage style handmade aprons out there. Here are a few that I love.

This one is the Juicy Fruit Reversible Apron from Head Bitch in Charge on Etsy.

This is the Turquoise Dreams - Gothic Rose Sassy and Chic Apron

and the Not So Plain Jane Sassy and Chic Half Apron
from Sassy Apron on Etsy.
I love the colors and patterns together.

Happy Apron Day!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Trenton Avenue Arts Festival

We're really excited to be a part of the Trenton Avenue Arts Fest again this year. It was so great last year, we got a double space. That means we can bring twice as much stuff! The event has over 120 vendors this year with a huge variety of artists, crafters, music, food and of course the Kensington Kinetic Scuplture Derby. Last year's derby was a 3 mile course pitting human powered bicycle sculptures against each other. Most people wear costumes, and the creations can get very elaborate. If you haven't been before, it's a great time!

The event is Saturday May 16th from Noon - 5 pm (sprinkle or shine, with a severe weather raindate for Sunday May 17th). It's on Trenton Ave between Norris and Frankford Ave in East Kensington on the edge of Fishtown. Trenton Ave is a very short walk from the Berks El stop.

Here's a photo of my space from last year.

And a photo of my friend Paul's bike from last year from the Kensington Kenetic Sculpture Derby website.
The photo was taken by Inna Spivakova