Monday, June 20, 2011

Apron Giveaway

I mentioned on my last post that I was doing a basic sewing class. Well I'm finished it was a lot of fun. I learnt some new techniques and made a couple of things I'm quite proud of.
Here are some cushions

a bit of appliqué and covered buttons

it even has a zip on the back :)
I hadn't ever done a zip before so very impressed with myself

We also made an apron and this is where the giveaway comes in.

I worked hard to get the seams nice and flat and even.
It is made of drill with some quite nice quilting fabric for the appliqué 
I may have mentioned before that I'm not good at following instructions and this apron was no different
I changed the pattern to make it better in my opinion :)

What did I do.
Firstly I made the ties twice as long and while my daughter is very skinny they even can tie at the front on me.
Secondly I changed the pocket to make it more like a hoody pocket.
Lastly the appliqué was supposed to be at the top in the middle only, but this is prettier :)

So what do you think? Would you like to win it?
To win leave a comment telling me the best thing you ever made.
For a second entry become a follower, or mention that you already are.

I will draw the winner on Tuesday the 28th of June 2011
at 5pm - Australian Eastern Standard Time.
(That's my birthday)

Good Luck


  1. Firstly, Happy Birthday for next week, I know I will not remember on the day. Now the best thing I have made....hmmm I guess I really should say my boys but other than that it was a scrapbooked album for my husband a few Christmas's ago. It was all manly and full of his life stories. He loved it. PS I am already a follower of your fabulous blog. My fave item you made is the apron for your mother-in-law.

  2. Happy Birthday for next week!!! :)
    Nice cushions and an incredible apron.
    Yes siree I am a follower of your Blog and also I helped make you!!! I SHOULD WIN for that alone! :D
    Hmm Grandma likes the colour almost as much as me and as you know she made the best thing in the whole wide world ... Meeeeee! So she should get an entry just for that.

  3. Yes I love your apron and cushions too.I helped to make YOU!!!! what else can I say?Im also a follower.Happy Birthday for next week too.Love always Mum.

  4. Speaking of appliqué - do you remember the beautiful little frocks that your mother made for you and the Leicester girls(I think)? Not that I really want to help the opposition! LOL