Saturday, February 5, 2011
Flirty Apron Swap - Here's What I Sent!
I was in Shawnee's "Be My Cutie Pie" Flirty Apron Swap. I must say, I had a hard time finding suitable fabric. We have two quilt shops, and NO Valentines fabric in one, and just last week the other got ONE bolt, which I didn't care much for. JoAnn's had a bit more, but still a small and unsuitable selection. I did find this 60s retro fabric which I thought was very cute and seemed appropriate to the theme - I'm using 60s here as "vintage" ;-) I paired it with some Michael Miller dot and some white-on-white from my stash. I used the Vanilla House Four Corners Apron pattern, but added a white ruffle to the front point and pocket to "girlie" it up a bit.
Here's a closeup of the pocket ruffle:
I added a matching potholder and tea wallet including the same ruffle trim, plus a Seattle Chocolates Rainer Cherry Chocolate Bar and a Valentines rubber scraper. The pink "paint" can is empty in this picture, but you'll see it filled with cookies in a minute...
Here's a closeup of the tea wallet outside:
I made a cute fabric tag for the paint can - I'm loving using the ink jet printable fabric sheets!
Here's the can with cookies, and a retro tea towel I tucked in to satisfy the vintage item requirement.
Adam's GF, Katie, modeling the apron. The pic didn't turn out too well - bad lighting, I guess, but she's a REAL Cutie Pie :-)