I hope you are having a good weekend, its been pretty great for me so far other than the deep freeze weather we received this weekend. 🥶
One of my favorite things about my business is the new friendships I have made with my artisan suppliers and working together, supporting each others business. You know, I am all about supporting each others small business by networking together instead of competing against each other. I network to bring you all the beautiful merchandise and handmade products from my artisan suppliers.
Part of my business passion is to provide an exposé on my artisan, indigenous suppliers and entrepreneurs. Today is my 2nd monthly exposé and I'm excited to tell you about Pauline Simpson, one of my artisan suppliers. I had seen some of Pauline's posts on one of the on-line markets that I follow and of course I just fell in love with her gorgeous aprons.
Growing up my mom always wore an apron while cooking and baking. And lol, before Christmas I had a FaceTime call with my 80 year old mom and dad and their is my mom sitting in the living room wearing an older apron. I said, mom, you still have your apron on watching TV and she laughed and said, yes, I just love my aprons. So of course, I had to make sure I sent my mom and new apron with Christmas designs on it for Christmas. But really, Pauline has so many fun designs its hard not to buy one for each day. 😉
And so, I bring you my exposé on Pauline Simpson and - The Playful Aprons by Pauline Simpson.
Mom started me in front of a 1929 Singer when I was about 8. I have progressed to newer machines, a collection of 4 vintage pieces and one serger.
I am a self taught sewist and made a lot of my clothes growing up. I still sew clothes for family and especially the grandkids.
When I retired from the corporate world it took a while to figure out what I wanted to do. Using my love of sewing and business skills I decided to start The Playful Apron. That was 7 years ago and I still love it.
The best part is hunting for and finding unique prints in quality cotton. The second best part happens when I do shows. I love seeing the look on people's faces as they flip through the rack and the smiles light up. Everyone finds at least one apron that jogs a memory or stirs a feeling.
See more of Pauline's beautiful aprons, check out her website, and Facebook pages, theplayfulapron.com, www.facebook.comtheplayfulapron. Don't forget, I carry them too! 😉 Have a great week friends! Michelle