Finally I can show you some pictures of the apron I made for the very lovely Cathy of Miss Marzie fame. She received her parcel today and by all accounts she loves it!
So bear with me as I have taken lots of photos and want to share them all because I was really pleased with the way it all turned out.
I love aprons and I love making aprons.
So when this swap came up I leapt at the opportunity.
Lucky, lucky me I was matched with Cathy and after looking at her blog and all her photos I just wanted to make her something really pretty and pink.
My inspiration was from this lovely 'Romantic Homes' magazine a girlfriend bought for me not too long ago.
She knows I love making aprons and found this wonderful article full of gorgeous pictures of aprons.
And the fabrics are some of my favourites.
After looking online for the new Sis Boom fabrics, lo and behold Amitie got them in the same week. It is such a big print I had to be careful cutting it so I used part of a pattern and modified it to suit the way the flowers fell. I just love the green diagonal gingham - just perfect apron fabric. And then, of course, I had to add some girlie frills.
I also wanted to do something pretty with the packaging.
Another girlfriend recently bought me a pink plastic apple basket which was immediately taken by Chloe! I thought it would be cute to send the apron in it (not Chloe's basket, a new one).
And then I found the apple dish cloth pattern. I have wanted to knit one of these for ages and it was really easy and quick.
The cookie recipe and card I copied from the Alice May Classic Biscuits book. They just seemed perfect with the 50's style apron.
I really enjoy the swap process, it gives me so much pleasure making something for someone else as a surprise. And even better, I have made a new friend! Cathy, I am so glad you like it.