Thursday, 15 April 2010

The Great Apron Swap of 2010!!!


Come one, come all, to The Great Apron Swap of 2010
(That's twenty ten, so we all sound hip and modern)
Please use this photo below as your blog button if you fancy joining in.  And why wouldn't you?

I found this marvelous book at the library this morning.  Seems those lovely library ladies have been a spending lately on quality books for a change.  Go library ladies!

I've found some very inspiring pics to tempt you into joining up.  Who knows, you just might end up with a lovely pinny like this.  I just have to tell you what the write up says: A charming full apron with a flurry of frills, which twists provacatively arund to the small of the back!  Then there is talk of passion and spontaneity!! 

My goodness will someone please make me one of these. Life in the kitchen would never be the same again.  Goodness I'm getting all hot just thinking about it.  Dearie me.

Or how about a cute little applique teapot?  Spot the gingham bits?

Maybe you have a box full of ribbons and braid?

Or perhaps embroidery is your thing?  Cross stitch on gingham is what my Great Grandmother used to do. 

Or perhaps you could use up some of those pretty doilies or cloths?  These flowers are just perfect for pockets.


So who's in?  If you would like to join me in spreading the love in the kitchen, there are just a few little roley poley rules you need to follow:


  1. You must make, or buy and decorate one apron.  Half or full, you might like to ask your partner which they prefer.  Also check what size to make.
  2. You absolutely have to follow through on this, I don't want anybody feeling devastated over a lack of apron.
  3. Be creative.  Add frills, crochet flowers, buttons, ribbons, applique, patchwork etc.
  4. You need to send me an email with your name, postal address and email address on it.  You'll find my email addy on my profile.
  5. You don't have to have a blog to join in, but it would be lovely if those without a blog could email me a photo of your apron so all can see.  I'm not up with those fancy flicker photo whatnots that others seem to have.  Sorry, technology is not my thing.
  6. You have four weeks to complete your apron and send it off to your partner.  Let's say 30 May.
  7. Please don't send any extras, it's more fair and even this way.
I hope that's all I need to say.  You're probably wondering when the list would ever end.  Hopefully this turns into a lovely swap and friends are made over an apron and a cuppa tea.

I'll leave you to ponder your decision.  Yes is the answer by the way!  Grab your blog button and link to this post please.  Sign ups close on Sunday 25th April at midnight.  Hang on, I'm not staying up that late!  Make it that time approximately.

76 comments:

Virginia said...

I'm in, Sarah! Kate's pin cushion swap has been so much fun. The girls too were so excited as it took shape and then waited for Mummy's new one to arrive - from America!!!! Will email later. Off to pick up twins now. x

Pam said...

Ooh yes pease!! Count me in Sarah. Love aprons and feel the need here. I'm off to email you now. :))

the dutch purple rabbit said...

this swap sounds real good.
i'm in.

nynke

silver nutmeg & golden pear said...

Yep count me in please this sounds like lots of fun!!

TheMadHouse said...

Me, I would love to do this, I made two for recent swops my first ever and I really enjoyed them

Lululiz said...

You didn't fancy anything off our list of swap ideas then? Lolol, Count me in.

CraftyHelen said...

I'd love to do this - thanks very much for organising.xx

VintageVicki said...

I can vouch for MadMum's aprons - I love mine (as wearing it atm).

I'd love to join in - shall email you now.

Deborah said...

Yipee I emailed you, would love to join swap!

Serenata said...

I'd love to join in as well please Sarah!

Steph said...

My first swap...how exciting! Oooh what am I going to make. Thanks for hosting such a lovely little bloggy get together :)

Sally said...

Okay... I'm in too!!! I have a great book by Enid Gilchrist called "Pinnies and Things" so it will be a real thrill to make an apron for someone out there.

Jodie said...

I would love to be part of your apron swap. It will be nice to make an apron that's not for kids!
My email is on it's way.

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

OH yes please Sarah, would LOVE to participate in this one!
What a terrific idea!
x

Catherine said...

Count me in please! :)
Cx

Lucy said...

Please count me in! x Lucy

sallgood said...

I'm so sad I can't do this! But with our move coming up so quick, I just can't take on a new project!!!I'm looking forward to following the fun all of you have!!!

winnibriggs said...

Yes, Yes, Yes I think that was what you wanted. I can't wait and I'm after that book too!

Pooh's Abode said...

I'd love to join in, please
Viv
xxx

Off The Peg said...

Yay! Count me in too please

Lisa said...

I would love to join in Sarah... Sounds like alot of fun... Lisa from NZ

Gina said...

Hey, I'm totally in. Having computer troubles so will email details soon but not now. I actually own that apron book and have been salivating over many of the options since it was given to me. Love a pinnie.

handmadehappiness said...

hi there
i have found you through a little bird told me blog i missed the pin cushion swap this i will not miss!!!! my detail's are en-route!!!!
thanx so much for organizing :)

Selina said...

Okay, you talked me into it! I will email you my details now!

LissyLou said...

Hi Sarah,,just recieved your comment. I didn't think about the people that aren't followers but keep me on there bloglist...thanks for reminding me, i'm going to alter my post a little ;)

xx

Kate said...

I've never made an apron, I don't wear aprons, I am so unqualified for this swap but I want to play too. Yep, I'm in, Mr Google here I come. XX

Mira Narnie said...

ok,,,i need a new apron and would love to make one for someone else plus I am so excited this will be my first swap - yah!

Brenda @MiraNarnie

Lauren said...

I totally echo what Kate said but I had so much darn fun making the pin cushion...I"M IN!!!

handmadehappiness said...

hi sarah traci again.... i have just posted you button on my page... hope you have time to have a wee peek!!!!! :)


http://misstracianderson.blogspot.com/2010/04/great-apron-swap.html

ps email is now on way!!!!!

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Oh Sarah, please can I join your wonderful swap.
I am soo into aprons at the moment.
I will email you my details & add your button to my blog.
Luv Sophie xxx

Sue said...

Would love to join the swap I have emailed you my details.

hetty said...

Okay! Sounds like fun. Consider me joind in.

Sarah said...

Oooh, this sounds like fun! Count me in :)

Heleen said...

This sounds like so much fun!!! Please, please count me in!

Cat said...
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The Vintage Gardener said...

Hi
I'd love to join in to please.
Regards Gill

Michaja said...

Would love to join this swap! Will send you my details soon. And add your swap on my blog tomorrow!

Crafty Mermaid said...

This might be against my better judgement (busy, busy, busy) but you can buy them if all else fails right??

running thread said...

Ooohhhh exciting. I'm in. Will email you with my details. Thanks for organising.

LaaLaa said...

I'd love to join too please. Me and the Mr were only saying yesterday that I should make an apron. It would be even better to make one for someone else! I'll email now and add your button to my blog. xxx

Jille said...

Count me in too please! I have emailed you.
Jille x

Justine said...

Hi there, please count me in too!! I'll add the button to my blog right away! Justine xx

Kelly said...

Count me in too - it'll be my first swap ever! (I was directed here by Megan of Simple Pleasures)

Alfalky said...

I'd like to Join in, but i can't get the email link to open to send you an email!

Alex

Borboleta Serrana said...

Count me in please! :)
I'm going to try to send you an email.
Have a nice week
Sofia

Mary Poppins said...

You got me there :0) yes please I would love to join in, sounds lovely.

XX

Fran said...

Oooooh this swapping thing is addictive - count me in!

Damaris said...

Can I join all the way from California?

Quilary said...

This sounds like fun - count me in.

meadow said...

Count me too!

JuicyFig said...

It's been too long since I last took part in a swap - I am so glad I found this one!

Kath
x

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

Ooh, I have a recent addiction to making aprons and would love to be involved! Thanks!

Claire Gale said...

YEY, another swap. i'd love to play please. thanx

sew happy Stacy said...

So much fun! I have just the perfect apron pattern I love to use. I can't wait!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

so glad i stumbled across your blog. i love swaps & i collect aprons. so. it kinda makes sense to join up :) cheers, Marian x

Emer said...

Hi count me in as well, I've mailed you my details. Never done one of these before. Cant wait now.

m.e (Cathie) said...

I so want to join in, i'm not sure if I could do it but I guess I'll find a tutorial somewhere!!

Nikki said...

Count me in.
orsennikki@hotmail.com

Stella said...

Oh, I tried very hard to find your email but in short, I could not... I would very much like to enter... stafish6@hotmail.com

www.verydarkhorse.blogspot.com

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Are there still spaces for the Swap? I had a great time doing Kate's pin cushion swap. I'm sure I can find a pattern for an apron :-)

Michelle Walker said...

Oooo i'm in too please!!
Just found this swap in the nick of time!!
I was just trying to get your email addy off your profile and because i am a mac user it was taking me to a place where i cant email you from...please still let me inxoxoox lol.
You can reach me on muffy_michelle@hotmail.com

The ideas are brewing already...

beccasauras said...

Ooh, yes please, I'd love to be in it, as I missed out on the pin cushion swap.

Shawnee said...

I can't wait!! Thanks for letting this apron lover join in.

The Country Club Kat said...

Yes, I have boxes and boxes of fabric! Lets do this.

ThriftyNiftyCrafter said...
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@home said...

Am I too late to join in? I have only just discovered this post.

Pam Ponder said...

I just found this and if its not to late would love to join....

Little Cooties said...

what a fantastic idea! I'd love to join in too... I lurve aprons!

Momtazbh said...

Me too, u sure the closing date had to end on the 25th?

colourdujour said...

darn, I'm too late. If you host another apron swap, I'd love to sign up

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Oh I found you then I lost you and now I've found you again only to find that it's too late. Is it ? can I join in or will I have to wait for next time?
Thanks
Jenny

Anne Maskell said...

Am I too late too? please, please say no! This sounds like so much fun!

Miss Prudence said...

Oh me too! I hope I am not too late!!! I would love to do this!!!

Miss Prudence said...

opps sorry I am too late..didn't read it properly grrrr. sorry about that. Have fun won't you!

K said...

PHooey. Sorry I missed it. So much fun out there, and I don't find it till the party's over.

Momtazbh said...

Apologies for being a month late but finally got my apron and got round to blogging about it. I love it, thanks again for organising : )

http://cosilikemakingstuff.blogspot.com/2010/06/great-apron-swap-2010.html