Saturday, 2 April 2016

Another home made apron.

This is another apron for a Down to Earth Forum swap.  The recipient warned me that she is a large size, and that she likes bright colours.  The fabric I used is from a sarong that I found at the opshop a few years ago.  I loved the bright colours too, and have hung on to it so I could recycle it into something that I liked, as I was never going to wear the sarong!  There is enough fabric left over to make something else, so I might even make myself an apron one day :-)


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Home made apron for an internet forum swap.

I belong to a forum where there are a number of members who love all kinds of craft, and the moderators organise swaps from time to time.  Last month they invited members to make a dishcloth or an apron for their swap partner and as I don't knit or crochet, I chose to make an apron.  My partner is an Elvis fan, and as I have a heap of Elvis themed fabric in my stash, it wasn't difficult to find a piece the right length to make an apron!  I made a template from one of my own aprons, and made the neck and waist ties extra long so the recipient has more than enough to tie it on, regardless of her size.  As she is on the other side of the world, I have never met her, so the apron size had to be flexible!



One of my friends modelled it for the photo before I sent it off to the U.K.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Two more aprons.

I haven't found any aprons for my collection in a long time, so I was delighted to find these today at a local antique market nearby.  I haven't visited this place for a few years, so maybe I should go there more often!

 Beautiful stitching.  So fine it looks like machine stitched, but it isn't.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Chicken cross stitched apron.

A dear friend gave me this apron last week as a belated birthday gift.  She saw it in a gift shop while she was on holiday in a country town and thought it would be a perfect gift for me.  She was right!



Saturday, 7 March 2015

Chicken scratch apron

Wanda M. at the EGV gave this to me in February this year.  She had been culling her apron collection and had a similar one to this.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Gingham apron

My husband's cousin gave me this apron she found while having a clean up in her flat.  She doesn't know who stitched it, or where she got it!  Very cute cross stitch on gingham.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Ballarat Apron Festival.

The two aprons I submitted for the Festival both sold for the prices I put on them, which was a pleasant surprise when we saw them last Sunday.  I took heaps of photos, and will post as many as Blogger will allow without cutting me off in midstream!  I'll add comments to some pics where there is something worth noting.
The show was held in a lovely old church hall.  Aprons lined the footpath up to the hall.  Just as well it didn't rain!

My gingham apron on the left of this display sold for $15.

And the childs "Sweet Tooth" sold for $10.   Note the "Highly Commended" sticker at the top.  Somebody must have liked it!

 There were some beautiful vintage embroidered aprons obviously from a private collection.

  Lots of chooks on aprons!




This section was from a local primary school.


Just one apron made using mens ties - it gave me an idea for next year's festival!





Mini apron bunting!

A large number of vintage chicken scratch aprons on display.

Lots of ric rac used on many aprons!

Dress and brolly made up of selvedge edges.


I loved this idea using Suffolk Puffs (yo-yos) and buttons to make up flowers!


Above and below - two of the volunteers who put this show together, wearing their lovely skirts and petticoat layers.