Thursday, 15 April 2010

Pinny wearers of the world unite :)

Oh yes - a swap for us pinny wearers :) Sarah over at Red Gingham is organising this swap - pop over and join in - should be worldwide pinny fun :)

Now ever since I became a Mum, I've taken to wearing a pinny, whether its cooking, cleaning, dealing with small children, especially when mine were small or even just general household stuff, 99% of the time I'm wearing a pinny. I've got quite a collection and as I'm messy tend to have a clean one each day!

The last one I got was from MadMummy as part of the Colour Swap;
and I even received this book the other year for my birthday;

I've been meaning to show you this one I picked up in a charity shop a few weeks ago;

It has this label on the front - I think it is a genuine 40s one - can anyone confirm this?

Today has been a real change for me - I've been looking after my 8 year old niece whilst her Mum was at work. We've had such fun baking, making a makeup bag (first time I've used my zipper foot in 14 years of owning my machine!!), making some button earrings, designing an Alice in Wonderland theme park and just playing outside in the sunshine;

Just heard from some family who are in the US - they are stuck there till after the weekend in LA - shame!! Fortunately they are staying with family so haven't got to worry about extra expense of hotel rooms etc.

See you soon

xxxx Vicki xxxx


Sarah said...

Oh Vicki you are a love!! Thank you for your lovely advertising. I'm working my way through all the emails, plodding along having a lovely time and feeling rather popular. What a lovely change!

Andrea said...

Awesome post!

Maisey's Attic said...

Hi Vicki - love your charity shop apron - certainly looks 40's, what a great find. I've picked some up recently must look them out.

Sound like you had a great day with your niece - lovely photos - xxx

Anonymous said...

I've joined up too - what a great idea for a swap!xx

Pea Green Kitty said...

I shall definatley be heading over to Red Gingham for this!
I love the CS pinny, it does indeed look like a genuine 1940's, it is certainly just the style, What a fab find!
I recently bought one very simlar for the 1940's weeknd I am going to in May.

Serenata said...

I've joined in as well. I bought an apron book from a CS not long ago. I blogged about it! Hopefully will get some ideas from it.

JP said...

glad you enjoyed your day - just love this weather

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

I am (quite) an old lady, so I know a bit about pinnies! It could well be from the 1940's but they were still being sold in that style right up to the mid 1960's. I got married in the 1970's and still most housewives wore pinnies. I wore tabard style ones with a big pocket in the front. All the trendy women wore PVC aprons that were printed up with Bovril or Homepride Flour adverts. SueXX

winnibriggs said...

Love that '1940s' one. Not too sure about that era but it looks good to me. Will certainly be looking in on the 'pinny swap' as I can't have too many either.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What a fab swap idea. My sister bought me my first pinny recently as I have a thing about making muffins lately. i was so happy with it and wear it for all my cake cooking now :-) Will pop over and have a nose at the swap, thanks for the tip.

Kelly said...

I have a thing about half pinnys! Victoria has a gorgeous one her Mum got for her birthday! I wonder if she would notice if I 'borrowed' it!!

A Country Girl said...

Another swap! I like the sound of this one but just haven't got time so I'd better steer clear.

driftwood said...

oooh pinny loveliness. I shall be wearing my new one for today's baking xxx

Sarah said...

Love your CS apron, right up my street! I think I might have to start wearing mine again.

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Maybe I should start wearing a pinny?
You seem like the perfect Aunt! Would you like to adopt 2 nephews? The are available for baking and making anytime you want them. ;-)
Love Claire. x

all kinds of everything said...

Lovely aprons!I never where them but they
look so great I am going to make one!