Saturday, 12 June 2010

The Great Apron Swap 2010 Show and Tell


The big weekend 'Show and Tell' has arrived.  I do hope you all participate as it would be great to see all the beautiful aprons in one go. 

This is the apron I made for my wonderful swap partner Heleen.  I used this pretty neat fabric with old fashioned aprons on it.  I've lined the  apron with the same gingham as the pocket so it could be worn in reverse if she messes up the good side! 

The pocket features giant ric rac which I love.  It's quite a feature on any garment.  If you click here you can see Heleen's much better photos of the two aprons.

And here is the fantastic apron that Heleen made for me.  The colours are so bright and colourful.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my swap.  Thank you again Heleen for your wonderful gifts for me.  I'd also like to thank each and every one of you 81 ladies who participated in The Great Apron Swap 2010.  Thank you for your support and lovely comments.  I'm sure you have also enjoyed making and receiving your aprons.  Hopefully you have made a friend or two through it as well. 

I think we'll have to have another apron swap some time.  There were many lovely ladies who missed out and would love to join in the next one.  Until then, happy apron wearing!

22 comments:

Kelly said...

They're both super gorgeous aprons! It looks like you were well paired too - I love Heleen's blog even though I've only just discovered it!

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Thanks again for organizing this! I really love both of these aprons!

Justine said...

Great aprons Sarah! Unfortunately I can't show mine this weekend as I'm yet to receive it. Boo hoo! Justine xx

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

two very professionally made aprons, but what style! too good for the kitchen. I am envious.

Belly Designs said...

I blogged my aprons a couple of weeks ago...perhaps we could create a flicker group to upload pics too like the pin cushion swap did..then we get to see them all together....just an idea

Lululiz said...

Both aprons are absolutely fabulous. I like those styles very much.
I haven't received mine yet, but I have posted pictures of the one I made on my blog. You could try adding Mr. Linky here so that we can all link to the posts were we have shown the aprons.

Fran said...

still waiting for mine too!!!!!! Shouldn't be too much longer as swap partner (Swedish house) and I each posted our aprons a week ago. Fingers crossed they arrive safely soon xx

Gorgeous apron by the way - lucky you :)

Willeke said...

The aprons are ab-fab! Next time I will join the swap for sure Sarah!

sallgood said...

Both so cute!!!

Serenata said...

Both are stunning, and must be a delight to wear! A Mr Linky would be good, or perhaps a flickr group?

Crafty Mermaid said...

blogged! http://crafty-mermaid.blogspot.com/2010/06/great-apron-swap-2010-aprons.html

Thanks so much for organising this! Your apron (both swapped and received look great!)

Sarah said...

Oh ladies I don't have a clue as to setting up such things as links and flicker what nots. If someone wants to do it for me, be my guest. Otherwise perhaps just leave your link in the comments section here. Thanks to those who have participated so far!!

Sarah said...

I must also say that as I sit here typing to you, I am wearing my wonderful new apron and feeling very fancy indeed. It's still nice and clean after vacuuming and tidying up the house.

TheMadHouse said...

Just done my post, I loved this swap thank you bery much

Borboleta Serrana said...

Still waiting for mine! I can not publish Wat I made because I don't no if my partner have all ready received it.I will publish it these week.
I agree with Belly:
"Perhaps we could create a flicker group to upload pics too like the pin cushion swap did..then we get to see them all together....just an idea"
Sofia
http://pontosemno-sofia.blogspot.com

running thread said...

The apron swap was so much fun Sarah. Thank you for organsing this. I love my apron sent from the UK and the apron I made has gone to a lovely home. Yay!

Lauren said...

thanks so much for organising it Sarah! it was lots of fun...and it tested my sewing skills! it was great! thanks xx

Shawnee said...

Shawnee from the US here -- Stella sent me the most adorable apron package and I blogged about it here http://shawneett.blogspot.com/2010/06/apron-swap-love-from-new-zealand.html

THANK YOU for hosting!!

Quilary said...

Hi Sarah, I've blogged about my apron and so has my swap partner, Hetty. Thank you for organising the swap. It was a real treat for me to 'meet' Hetty and my girls were as interested and excited as I was, waiting for the postie to arrive.
http://quilary1.blogspot.com/2010/06/great-apron-swap-of-2010.html

Savi said...

Sorry for the delay in sharing photos of the lovely apron I received. Blog post is here-- http://todayscooking.posterous.com

Thanks for organizing. It was fun!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Hi Sarah,

thank you so much for organizing this FUN swap!

Over the past month i've been busy moving house & didn't have access to a computer so i wasn't able to participate in the show & tell w/end which i'm sure was a great success!

BTW i LOVE the apron you made and the one you received.

Thanks also for visiting & leaving your lovely comment :) cheers, Marian x

Annemiek said...

I want to make my Baking DD an apron and I love your fabric with the little aprons. Coud you tell me what manufacturer it is?