Wednesday, December 08, 2010

kitchen pretty {giveaway!}

raise your hand if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen...might as well look {and feel} pretty while you're in there, right? 

check out these beauties - (the aprons, i mean)

from Stag Designs, these adorable aprons are handmade with Duck Cloth, 100% cotton and machine washable. these high-quality aprons are available in adult and child sizes, so you can cook with your little companions! the bib is thicker than regular cotton fabric--closer to upholstery fabric, which makes the aprons hold their shape better through multiple washings. very sturdy for cooking, cleaning, and balancing a baby on your hip the whole time. my favorite part? the apron skirt is a dish towel! attached with sewn-in Velcro! brilliant! wear it, tear it off, and wash it with the apron or separately. brilliant. because sometimes you only get the bottom part of the apron dirty, am i right?

Jenn, owner of Stag Designs, has two little boys and is a full time teacher. "Stag Designs was created out of my love for both my jobs, mommy and teacher. I teach a class called "Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness" at a local high school. In this class, we prepare meals multiple times a week. With 5 kitchens, and 5-6 kids in each kitchen, I was constantly washing my hands....and then realizing my dish towl was nowhere to be found. I decided I need an apron that could keep my work clothes clean, but also help my forgetful mind.  So the Dishcloth Apron was born!  I wanted to make the dishcloth removable, so it could be taken off and thrown in the washing machine.  I got such a positive response from friends and family, that I decided to start a business. I love sewing (and also teach a Fashion Design class), so this seemed like a good fit.
check out Jenn's blog for more fun and funky Stag Designs Dishcloth Aprons

in addition to aprons, she also makes baby clothes blankets. big, beautiful, sentimental blankets made using your child's outgrown onesies, pajamas, burp cloths, receiving blankets, and special outfits. 

when i saw this in person i couldn't take my hands off of it. a patchwork blanket made with your baby's little tiny clothes? i just wanted to snuggle it. you can practically smell the Johnson's & Johnson's baby lotion.      


would you like a Dishtowel Apron or your own custom baby clothes blanket? Jenn is giving my readers the chance to win a $25 credit to spend at her shop! to enter to win, shop Stag Designs aprons & tell me which design you like in the comments here. for extra entries, LIKE Stag Designs on Facebook, and follow Stag Designs blog. make sure to leave a comment for each entry. 

a winner will be selected using on Sunday 12/12 at 9AM and announced here. open to US residents only, please. 

full disclosure: i was given aprons to review. my opinions are my own. honesty is my policy.