So one of the things that made me most excited about my new job at Spruce was that I got to wear an apron all day. As a long time collector of different aprons, this was a dream come true to sport one all day at work.
On my first day, I was able to pick out whatever apron a wanted from the store. After much consideration, I chose a Skinny la Minx yellow pony apron made by Heather Moore in South Africa. The influence for her textiles are ancient cave drawings of native animals from the area. After my first day of work, I took it home to add some of my own personal touches. These were both to expand the stylish nature of the apron and add some utilitarian features that I would use everyday.
Keegan was nice enough to give me some tiny scraps of the Schumacher Dragon fabric from the chair she was working on in production to help my apron cause. I used parts of this to create loops for clipping a sharpie and holding a pair of scissors on my right side for quick and easy access. On my other side, I added a small pocket that was just big enough for my iPhone to sit securely in. This was a must-have as my phone kept bouncing around in the larger front pockets of the apron that were constantly catching staples and tacks while stripping furniture – not so safe for a phone.
Next, since the utilitarian loops and pocket weren’t geeky enough, I embroidered a little zig-zag line at the top of one of the pockets to match the Schumacher fabric and changed one of the horses on the front of the apron into a unicorn/Pegasus creature – the perfect touch front and center to doll-up this apron.
Finally, since I know many of you are wondering what I keep in the main front pockets since now my cell phone, Sharpie and scissors have happy homes of their own, I will spill my contents to you:
1. pair of goggles- actually funky clear glasses I purchased from local toy store, Terra Toys
2. mini tape measure – which I use constantly
3. bottle opener – which is also used frequently (yay beer-thrity!)
4. Burt’s Bees lip balm – to keep my girlish appearances while I do manual labor
Obviously, none of this is necessary, but having a pimped apron does help make the days go smoothly. I’m proud to sport it!
Next time pimp my rolly cart – see how the Sprucetts personalize their individual rolling carts back in production. Some decorate cubicles, we decorate rolly carts.