There are so many ways to gather eggs: a vintage basket, a repurposed bucket, a recycled egg carton – or perhaps your coat pockets! Many of our readers might have seen the egg gathering apron that recently went viral on Pinterest.
It’s such a functional and adorable way to gather eggs from your flock – and great news to our readers – you have a chance to win an apron by entering our giveaway contest! Continue reading as Marcy Yonder-Lee describes how her Etsy shop, The Yoder Sewing Room, came to be and how the apron’s popularity started:
The Yoder Sewing Room Egg Gathering Aprons are what started the craze around the nation to obtain one of these amazing aprons!
Here’s how it all began….
In March of 2015, Marcy Yoder-Lee’s long-time dream to own chickens was about to come true. The order of pullets was placed and the coop was built. A sudden job relocation took Marcy and her family out of Ohio to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and the order of pullets was going to have to be cancelled. The coop was moved down to Olive Yoder’s (Marcy’s mom) house and her father, Jr. Yoder, agreed to take the chickens until Marcy could get them to Lancaster County.
In the meantime, Olive and Jr. Yoder (the chicken owners) grew to enjoy the chickens more and more each day. The grandchildren named them all and the chickens became part of the family. Olive decided she needed a better way to get the eggs from the coop to the kitchen without them breaking – especially when the grandchildren were helping! That’s when the Yoder Sewing Room Egg Gathering Apron was created!
The Egg Gathering Apron would have stayed right there – in the home of the Yoder’s, but Marcy was sure that others would enjoy such a wonderfully functional and versatile apron as well. As a homeschooling mom, Marcy was brainstorming ways to help cover the costs and she was sure that they were on to something with the Egg Gathering Apron. Marcy convinced Olive to create another apron and post it on Etsy and that is when the Yoder Sewing Room was created (May 2015).
Within a few days, the apron sold and then a few weeks later another one sold. The aprons were selling at a rate of one every two weeks. Then people started pinning it on Pinterest and then it hit Facebook and within a short period of hours, the aprons went viral all over the internet! These aprons were sensational and people saw the value and quality of these Yoder Sewing Room Egg Gathering Aprons!
Our team of seamstresses has increased to include Mary Yoder-Sprang, aunt to Marcy and sister-in-law to Olive, and Anna, who is an Amish seamstress in Lancaster County, PA. We love making these aprons and we love hearing your chicken stories.
Thanks to Marcy for sharing her story and we’re so excited to announce that Marcy has offered to give one of her popular aprons to a Community Chickens reader! Click here to enter. In two weeks (November 14) a winner will be randomly chosen and the Yoder Sewing Room will send the apron your way!
Marcy has also given a special promotion code for all of the Community Chicken members for $10 OFF any adult apron purchase (code: ADULT10) and $5 OFF a children’s apron purchase (code: CHILD5). This discount runs November through December…
The apron carefully protects and holds up to 10 eggs in individual pleated pockets that allow for easy access and full use of both hands. This is a unique product which works well for both children and adults. The apron is made with precision and quality that is outstanding – sturdy construction with reinforced seams. You will not be disappointed in these excellently made aprons. 100% cotton. Washing machine safe. Apron ties are 81 inches long. Marcy also offer free shipping in her Etsy shop! The apron is not only extremely cute – it’s received rave reviews!
Also – for every apron purchased during November 1 – December 31, 2015, the Yoder Sewing Room will purchase a chick for an impoverished family through Heifer International (Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth). The chick will go towards a flock of chicks for an impoverished family, empowering them to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity.
To order a your own apron go to the Yoder Sewing Room Etsy shop – enter the promotion codes – ADULT10 or ChILD5 for a special Community Chickens discount!
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