Now, there's just no way to do this apron justice unless it's on a dress form or a real live body, but I don't have a dress form, and the real live body (me) has had the flu, so I'm not a pretty sight :-( Here's a closeup of one of the ties:
Look at the goodies that Marcel sent with the apron!
And how did she know I'm a shoe "whore"?????I am soooo in love with these! The owl's name is Prudence Thimblebottom, although I keep calling her Prudence WHISTLEbottom for some silly reason. I had both sitting next to each other and instantly it hit me that they are "The Owl and the Pussycat." Too funny! Marcel told me that the pins in the Pussycat Pincushion are made using Shrinky Dink - can you believe it! I wouldn't have thought of that....might have to get into YET ANOTHER crafty endeavor, haha. Thank you Marcel, for the beautiful apron and so well made too! It fits perfectly and I absolutely love it, my very special friend :-)