My mum made me this apron.
It's probably 50 years old.
It's very special to me and I never let my children play with it when they were young.
The fabric is so soft and would tear so easily.
Instead I have it pinned to my sewing cupboard where I keep my fabric
and all my sewing patterns, new and vintage.
It makes me happy to see it there.
I have no memory of ever wearing it to help mum though I'm sure I did,
you know, the kind of help only a kinder girl can give.
I love that it is red, white and blue, I love that it has polka dots and checks and cute little animals.
And I love that, in the years of it being relegated to the playhouse, it managed to not be torn or stained or cut up to make dolly clothes.