I haven't written many features lately. I love doing them, but they're time-consuming. By the time I decide on a theme, look through my favorites and search Etsy, decide on my three feature items and write the actual post, I've usually put a good two hours or more into it. That may not sound like all that much, but on top of promoting and getting non-Etsy-related things done, I found myself running short on actual crafting time.
So I decided I needed to cut back on the time I was spending on some things. I focused my promoting on Twitter because it's quick and easy. I can tweet something whenever I have a few extra minutes. And rather than trying to blog every day, I decided to aim for a few times a week. That's worked out fairly well, except that I found myself skipping features altogether.
I miss doing features and they've always been well-received, so I've decided that rather than saving them for when I have extra time, I'll just cut them down a bit so they won't take so long to write up. Rather than three items, I'll now be featuring just one. You'll be getting a delicious nibble rather a four-course scarf-down.
And your first nibble is... this adorable apron from prettylittlepearl:
I love aprons. My housemate and I collect them. Mostly, we go for vintage aprons, but this one would fit right in... and stand out. "Vintage style with a modern twist," the descriptions says, and I couldn't put it better myself.
My favorite part? The sweetheart neckline. I've never seen another apron made like that. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen another apron specifically made to be flattering. Kudos to prettylittlepearl for elevating the apron from utility item to fashion statement. You go, Pearl!