Wednesday, 26 May 2010

The Great Apron Swap 2010 - The Result :)


Good morning :)

Well what a mixed week so far - my breadmaker pan has died so I'm back to making it by hand (new pan on its way), my sewing machine threatened to die (thank goodness for goggle & some sewing machine oil) and worst of all my lovely little Olympus camera has gone to the camera shop in the sky - goggled lots of suggestions none worked & its terminal :(

The worst thing for a blogger is no camera and a scrummy parcel to open. That happened yesterday lunchtime - the postie knocked with a parcel for me. I took it in and went to get my camera ready for the customary unveiling pics. Switched it on & it went bananas and just wouldn't work :( Mild panic set it and a very sad face appeared :(

Fortunately MrVV came to the rescue and has lent me a camera that belongs to a group he works with. Its taking some getting use to but I've got it to take pics and I can upload them onto my computer & into blogger.

Anyhow this parcel - it was from the lovely Traci at My Handmadehappiness - she was my partner in the Apron Swap organised by the equally lovely Sarah at Red Gingham 



Quite the prettiest packaging I've ever seen :)

Inside, the naughty girl had included more than just a pinny;


Some UJ fabric, a crocheted dishcloth, a little hook, a huge button, a ladybird book and


wrapped around it all was this pretty ribbon.

The apron is gorgeous - very pretty and very well made. Now I tried to take a pic of me wearing it but haven't sussed the settings on the camera yet so had to retake the pics today outside - now there's only me here so no model photos - instead the washing line did the honours;

and the back

Traci - you are a star - I have loved this swap and all the teasing & laughs we've had. I shall be keeping in
touch and watch out for the postie in a couple of weeks. I've a little idea that needs making and will be winging its way over the Irish Channel very soon ;)

Traci has already blogged about what I sent her but here's a few pics - some of the last ones my lovely little camera took;



Thank you Sarah for organising this swap - for all your hard work and for pairing me up with a new mad friend :)

The postie has just been again :) and he's brought some special things - more on them next time as the word 'Giveaway' might be on the cards ;)

Off into the sunshine - I have shopping to do and summerhouse to spring clean. Then I'm looking forward to putting together metres of bunting that's half made.

Until next time

xxxx Vicki xxxx


15 comments:

Kandi said...

Wow, beautiful aprons! I love the Union Jack fabric on the first one, it's my current obsession.
Kandi x

handmadehappiness said...

hey hey there lady glad your making something and not buying!!!! i hope the book is not a doubler !!!!! and you make use of the crochet hook!!!!! happy wednesday to you and i'll be blogging later i am attempting your banana cake again less heat & some tin foil!!!! wish me luck xx

Serenata said...

Great pinny you lucky lady - how sweet to have added a few extras in!

Off to have a look at your swap partners blog now!

Sarah said...

What a lovely pinny - infact both are pretty. To get extra's too, how exciting!
x

CraftyHelen said...

Two very pretty pinnies here. I need to let you know that I may not make the Suffolk get together. I will try but didn't want to let you down at the last minute. Hxx

TheMadHouse said...

What beautiful aprons, I love the style of the union jack one, adorable

Tilly Rose said...

Oooh you lucky girl....so many swap goodies lately....you'll be getting a taste for them!! Lol!
Have fun cooking with your new pinny...
Hugs
Karen x x x

P.S I will be doing a swap myself soon..watch out hun!

JuicyFig said...

They are both gorgeous!
I have just finished my Apron, so it will hopefully be off to the other side of the world very soon!

Kath
x

Red Riding said...

thaats such a lovely apron!and what sweet treats added

rachel
x

Beach Bygones said...

Hope you manage to mend your camera or find a new one. The postal deliveries look good! See you at VS and Woodbridge soon!

Pooh's Abode said...

That's a gorgeous apron. Lucky you.
I've now finished all the swaps I'm down to do - are there any more around?
Viv
xxx

Lisa said...

How fabulous both of those aprons are!
And so nice to have made a new friend too.
Lisa x

Tabiboo said...

I do love a pinny and they are fab. Nx

maryannlucy said...

They are both lovely x

bekimarie said...

Oooh I do like me a bit of UJ, love the fabrics you used on yours too :)
More than happy to make you a lavender doll hun, what about a little swap?
God, I'm getting withdrawl already lol but would love to put a parcel together for you.

B xxx