My mom gave me this apron years ago, something she got way back when she used to do projects using Artex paints. Anyone else's mom into that (probably the craft trend just after the resin grapes that everyone made and put on their coffee tables and just before the cross stitch boom)? Mom had the full set of paint tubes neatly organized by color in a can the size of a deep popcorn tin. The pattern was stamped on the apron and all that was left to do was to paint it, which I did with fabric paint.
Really, I do want to teach my children the joy of cooking and I hope they will grow to enjoy it as I have. The other day (don't ask me why I was thinking of Christmas...random is my middle name these days) I was remembering how much fun it was to take a whole Saturday and crack open the Cooky Book (yes that's how it's spelled on the book) and make Christmas goodies with Mom. I also recall when we were stranded at home on a snow day making bread. I don't remember everything that we made, but I remember the time spent together. Thanks for the memories, Mom.