Monday, September 26, 2011

The Apron Swap Revealed...

My swap partner Donna received her apron today! Yeah! Now I can show you the pictures! Let me start at the beginning... I was to make either a Halloween or Fall apron. Donna said she didn't care which one. She loves purple so I decided to go with Halloween since I could incorporate purple easier with that holiday.  :)

Here's the fabric I choose...


Of course I had to add rick rack (love it!) and purple buttons! I just love details! I was just going to use the black rick rack but when I was sewing it I decided it needed some purple too!

Here it is!


I love the way it turned out! I changed the pattern a bit by added thicker ties. I just believe aprons should have big bows! Here are a couple of closer up pictures (plus if you click on them they'll get bigger as well).



I also made a set of coasters for her with some purple fall pumpkin fabric I had. I forgot to take pictures of them before I tied them together with the purple rick rack though... oh well.  :(


and of course lavender for the back...  :)


I really enjoyed making the apron and coasters for Donna. Swaps are so fun and I love making new friends!

Today I signed up for a new swap...


It's a "Christmas Fabric Charm Swap". Read all about it here. I will be receiving 112, 5" x 5" charm squares of Christmas fabric. I can't wait! All I have to do is cut 56 charms from two different Christmas fabrics. I can't wait to pick them out! First I have to check out the swap's flickr group to see what everyone else is using so I won't duplicate any.

Have a Great Week!

Until next time...
Cherise  :)


7 comments:

Janine said...

Your apron is just fabulous!

notes of sincerity said...

What a great apron!! :o)

Gina said...

I love the apron design and all the details!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Awesome!!!!!

Karen said...

You did an amazing job! I love ric rack too!!! Now you've got me leaning towards joining that Christmas fabric swap.......see what you did????

donna said...

Cherise Thank you so much for my apron and coasters I love them and I love the way you incorporated the purple.
Hugs
donna

shez said...

Cherise this apron is stunning,lucky Donna,love it,well done