Sunday, September 14, 2008

Flirty Apron swap

I made a pretty pretty pretty apron for this swap. The premise for the swap was to make an apron representing your partner's fantasy vacation. My partner wanted to drive through the country, stopping in antique stores and buying vintage linens, books, etc..... I used some new fabric, some vintage fabric, and vintage trims and buttons. I wrapped it all up in brown paper and string and added in some of her "purchases" for the day (a vintage homemaking magazine, and some vintage linens and a book!). We were supposed to add a recipe too -- but the magazine has tons of them in it! (tomato aspic -- yuck!)

Here is the before:
And the after:
(that's a key hanging from the ribbon)

11 comments:

Heather said...

SUUper cute. I bet she LOVES it. I have been sewing lately too. Next up, a new vest for my Renn Faire outfit...

Heather Robinson said...

Is it possible that I might actually like to wear an apron?? This one is gorgeous!! You'd have to coordinate your outfit to go WITH your apron. Hope the transition back to school has been a smooth one, my friend. You teach kindergarten don't you?

Melinda Cornish said...

oh wow! this is really great, even better than just the fabric...I am jealous....Melinda

Joanne Huffman said...

What a fun apron. Definitely not to be used for anything that would involve messing it up.

Joanne

sandee said...

OK...this is too darn cute. So, when you make mine (wink, wink) make sure it'll actually fit around my waist!

Your talent ALWAYS makes me smile!!!

A bird in the hand said...

oooh, you can make me an apron anyday! Gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

Martha!!
This apron is glorious!! As usual you have combined all oft he elements so beautifully in your own wonderful style!!
just awesome! Your partner will be over the Moon!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Sandy Michelle said...

That is one cute apron Martha! LOVE the colours!

Sand

Pam said...

What a wonderful apron. You did a great job of incorporating your partners dream vacation. Just lovely.

Jacky said...

What a great swap idea... looove your apron! The vintage linens are a wonderful touch.

Shawnee said...

That is so pretty! Be sure to add it to the Flirty Apron Swappers Flickr group.