Sep 06

Giveaway — APRONS!

Fall and Winter and Thanksgiving and Christmas . . . it seems like I do ten times more baking the second half of the year than the first half.  I LOVE baking yummy cold-weather goodies.  I’m not much of a cook but when I feel that first chill in the air I just want to whip up something chocolate-y and gooey.  Or something cinnamon-y and nutmeg-y.  Two of my favorite cold weather recipes are Playgroup Granola Bars (don’t let the wheat germ in the recipe fool you — these are DELICIOUS!) and S’mores Brownies.  Mmm . . . is it Winter yet??

So why am I making you drool over yummy baked goods?  Because BAKING = APRONS = GIVEAWAY!

Each of these supercute aprons will be given away to a winner from this blog.  These aprons were created using our Indygo Junction Kitchen Charm Pack Apron Pattern and our 5″ Charm Packs.  See our weekend projects page for more pictures!

To enter to win one of these aprons, simply leave a comment on this post.  Tell me what YOU love to bake.  Or tell me that you hate baking but love aprons anyway.  With three young children in the house, I think I should be wearing an apron 24/7!  Entries will be accepted until midnight CST on Wednesday, September 14th.




  1. Gladys Blake says:

    I love the aprons. I also love to bake cakes, pies, and cook a pot of soup.
    I am making a throw out of the squares.

  2. Jennifer Fletcher says:

    I love to roast vegetables in the oven – potatoes, celery, carrots, onions .Whatever pleases you.
    I toss them in olive oil, and Za’Atah, a delicious herbal mix of thyme, sesame seeds & sumac , both oil & seasoning from a women’s co-operative in Palestine.
    I get it from “10,000 Villages” where I volunteer every week.There are many stores in the US.
    Started with the Mennonite Church back in the 1940′s.
    Cook at about 400 until the veggies look done – maybe 25mins. Delicious & easy ……& you’re helping women earn money for their families.

  3. Christy says:

    My favorite thing to bake is my own recipe Christmas Cherry Pecan Fruitcake. It is especially fun to make because my parents who are tee-totalers LOVE it. That could be because the cherries are soaked in rum for 72 hours before baking and the cakes are saturated with rum 3-4 times from October, when I bake the cakes until December when they are given out. They freeze the cake and are able to eat it all during the year. YUM!!

  4. Joanna Tharp says:

    I love to bake for my 3 girls. It sets a good example of what a mom does and my youngest just loves to be in the kitchen with me. My middle daughter has Down Syndrome and also has celiac disease. So we are always making something special for her. She always gets so excited to be able to eat a cake or a cookie that has been specially made for her.

  5. Melissa Offenbacher says:

    What I love to bake is just about everything. I grew up hating to bake and now since I am older I just love to. It is just funny how things change when you get older. But out of all of the things I have baked in the past, I would say I love to make my pumpkin pie from scratch. I just love seeing my husband getting excited when he see’s me getting out the mixer in the fall (since that is pretty much the only type of pie I make in the fall), He says I should open my own pie shop some day. :P BTW the aprons are super cute!

  6. Terry Stukbauer says:

    I love baking………most anything! Time is what is in short supply! I have two active teenage boys that are always on the go AND love to eat! I would look really cute in one of these aprons fixing them some brownies that would disappear as soon as I put the plate on the table….

  7. Connie Carnes says:

    Love the aprons!

  8. Nancy DiChiara says:

    I love to bake because when people are upset or feeling sad I bake something for them. The
    smile on their faces makes my day. They know someone cared and I get to see the results.
    Good for both of us.

  9. Christa Beckmann says:

    I love to bake all kinds of goodies….from brownies to cakes to bars to anything sweet!!! These aprons are sooo adorable & I love all the ideas & projects that you guys do!!! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to enjoy them!!

  10. Viki Heagy says:

    I love baking and aprons! My mom would tie one of hers around (me under the arms) and have me help her bake cookies from the time I was two years old. I still bake alot but give most of it away at work or to the neighbors…if my waist line grows larger I won’t be able to wear my aprons. :) Viki

  11. Jane Horn says:

    I love to bake. Christmas time is the best. Cookies, Cakes, Breads…YUMMY

  12. Amy says:

    I also bake more in the winter than in the summer. I love to bake but don’t want to eat it all so I take it to work with me, the guys love it. I don’t think too many people get home baked foods anymore. Winter is also my quilting time. I ordered homespuns last spring and have been mentally planning my next quilt!

  13. [...] still time to enter to win one of three ragged homespun aprons!  Leave a comment on the Giveaway — APRONS! post to enter.  Entries will be accepted until midnight CST Wednesday, September [...]

  14. Mary says:

    I cannot sew but have a machine and signed up for lessons. But the first thing I want to make are coasters that look like the aprons you are giving away. I hope I win. Thanks.

  15. betty sell says:

    love to cook for large family. we have four daughters, four son-in-laws, and six grandchildren.

  16. Wendy says:

    I am always wearing an apron, but not just for baking the edibles, but for also making all the zero calorie non edibles in my candle bake shoppe. In the kitchen, my daughter and I love making recipes from my grandmother, her candies especially, and this is the season we love making all of our favorite gingerbread recipes! Gingerbread is one of the biggest faves in our house, not only does it taste so yummy, but smells so wonderfull as well!

  17. Chelsi Fry says:

    I love to bake and cook and could sure use one of these cute aprons. I bake all from scratch and love making custard, apple, peach, really any pies. I think my most requested from the family is old fashion oatmeal cookies with lard. I have just started making birthday cakes and wedding cakes…so exciting!
    Below is also a family favorite at fall time!

    Sweet Potato Pie

    Unbaked pie shell
    2 cups sweet potato puree
    2 eggs, slightly beaten
    ¾ cup sugar
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ tsp ginger
    ½ tsp nutmeg
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 2/3 cup light cream or evaporated milk
    ½ cup butter melted

    Cook sweet potato until tender. Mash- make sure all lumps are removed.

    Mix all ingredients together, pour in pie shell, bake at 400˚ for 50 minutes until knife inserted 1 inch and comes out clean.

  18. Gloria Ford says:

    My favorite things to bake are pies, oies and more pies! All kinds of pies, but especially fruit pies. There’s just something comforting about having piece of apple, blueberry or cherry pie and a night hot cup of tea!

  19. Cheryl Madison says:

    I don’t normally wear an apron, but if I had one as nice as these I would wear one.

  20. Carol Stuck says:

    Please enter me in your fun giveaway. I am not an avid baker but do love to cook. I guess if I were baking I would make my favorite cream puffs. yum!!!!

    Thanks for sponsoring this great giveaway.


  21. Renee says:

    These are such cute aprons…..I’m thinking wonderful Christmas gifts. :) Actually, my favorite thing to bake is Cornbread. I’m pretty good at it too. My family loves my cornbread. My dressing at Thanksgiving and Christmas is just super good with my cornbread.

  22. Lynn says:

    Oh I love those aprons!! I love baking in the fall and winter, too. Right now I am cooking cinnamon applesauce with the apples I picked yesterday. Fall smells so good!!

  23. Penny says:

    I love to cook just about anything, but really don’t like the clean-up very much! I also LOVE aprons…hint, hint :) These aprons are adorable!!

  24. cindy nimmo says:

    I like to make homemade, high fiber, no-fat waffles:

    1 cup oatmeal
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    2 eggs
    1 & 1/2 cups skim milk
    1/2 cup applesauce
    1&1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Makes 4 waffles and they are about 300 calories each. Great nutrition, great taste and satisfying!
    Much like your aprons: nice looking, great coverage and free!!!! Sounds delicious!!

  25. Patsy Koffer says:

    Oh!!! I love those!!! It’s almost pumpkin-cranberry-nut-bread season at my house. I’m not overly fond of baking, but I’d certainly like it better if I was stylin’ in a homespuns apron…. not to mention how much better I’d look!!

  26. [...] our ragged homespun aprons yet?  If not, there’s still time!  Simply leave a comment on the Giveaway — APRONS! post by midnight on Monday, September 12th to be entered in the [...]

  27. Judy Grey says:

    My husband and I both enjoy baking. When our family comes home everyone want’s their favorite, so we always end up with more than one dessert. I simply love the aprons and am always looking for different ideas for our pie makers at the church. Different ladies make aprons and we donate them for use every Tuesday morning for the pie ladies.

  28. Noelle Ross says:

    I wait all year for fall!! I will spend weeks cooking down my pumpkin then weeks baking my moms outta this world pumkin bread.We have a local street fair that i enter in every year…and i usualy 1st or 2nd place:) I love the smells of fall cooking..and since i do not have a apron at all i think this comment is well worth being put in for these amazing aprons and a added bonus is im sooooooo hooked on the rag anythings!!!!!

  29. Robin says:

    From a lasagna to cookies, to chocolate cake, I enjoy baking period. Those aprons are lovely and I’d be pleased to wear any of them. :)

  30. Shannon Wallace says:

    WOW!!! I never thought to make a rag quilt apron! How cute!!! :o) My favorite things to bake would probably be my world famous (well, famous only here in the Wallace household and among friends) chocolate chip or peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! :o)

  31. Amy says:

    I love baking in the fall best of all. Love the smell of vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin and brown sugar in pies, breads and cakes. It just all goes together so well. Baking warms the house and it just kind of makes the whole family comfy!

    I love the full apron. It would be perfect for me. I can be a real slop in the kitchen at times.
    Have a blessed day,

  32. Nena Houston says:

    I found a wonderful recipe for banana nut bread. It is about that
    time to start using all those bananas in the freezer. Baking isnt my favorite, but if you look good you feel good! And I would definitely be stylin’ in the kitchen with one of those aprons!!

  33. I just love these aprons, for myself and they make wonderful gifts for the holidays, birthdays and house warming gifts!

  34. Trieste says:

    How fun!! I wonder if wearing such an adorable apron would improve my culinary skills. At the very least, such a happy pattern would improve my culinary MOOD, I’m sure…

  35. Angie Stewart says:

    I love these aprons but I hate baking cakes. I like cooking what I call real food (pork chops, soup beans, cornbread, etc.) but not the sweet. My mom would also love these she wears and apron like I remember my grandma wearing when I was a little girl. I hope to win one of these.

  36. Hueisei says:

    Cheesecake!! Yummy :)
    Lovely apron ,thanks for a chance to win!

  37. Becky Flory says:

    Ah! The comforting, enticing aromas of apple or pumpkin pie. They smell of love & home!!

  38. Stephanie says:

    Oh yeah first to comment! How super cute!!