Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Apron Adoration

One of the things I love the most about the holidays is making gifts and decorations.
Ornaments and gifts made by my children, family and friends are among the things that make the season magical.

When my friend, Cheryl of Nouveaux Portmanteau, asked me to join her holiday apron swap (here) I thought it was a fun way to celebrate the season with handmade treasures.

None of us knew which apron we would receive.  They were all so darling - I would be smitten with any one of them!

When the apron box arrived, I had sugarplums dancing in my head, lol!
Cheryl had beautifully packaged everything and included a gorgeous tote bag which she had made for each of us.  I was so delighted to receive Cheryl's apron (which I am completely smitten with!!) and package of vintage and handmade goodies!!  She had included wonderful vintage ephemera, a brass stencil "H", vintage ornaments and cookie cutters and a soldered ornament made by her.

Cheryl had used the most gorgeous fabric and trims - some were even dyed to match.
Whether I am serving cocktails or cookies - Cheryl, your apron makes me feel like a vintage princess!

Golly gee, piles of satin and lace - heaven!

Here is a closer look at the rosette on the pocket of Cheryl's apron.
So pretty and frothy!!

In the midst of holiday mayhem, I forgot to take pics of the apron I made (ack!).
This is a pic I borrowed from Cheryl.

(photo by Cheryl)

Please stop by Cheryl's blog to see pics of the other beautiful aprons.

Thank you again Cheryl - I had such fun with this swap!!

I would be delighted to know your favorite handmade gift your either gave or received. 
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!  xo's ~ Heidi


sissie said...

Ooh wow, I would wear that as a skirt!!!
Love it.


Cheryl said...

Heidi! Was such a pleasure! I absolutely loved your apron as well... I had so much fun with this swap and happy you were pleased! LOL!! I saw the picture and said wow such a pretty apron!! Then I realized it was mine!! Looks better in the picture I think!! lol!! You can't see all the crooked sewing!! hahhaa!!
OH! My favorite handmade gift this season... hmmmmm... has to be the apron I received from you!! I love it!! Thank you!! xoxoxoxo

Andrea said...

Oooo! Lucky girl! What a lovely gift you received and I bet you will just love wearing it along with your tiara. Lol. Hoping you will post some photos of the one you made. After you described it to me, I was hoping to get a better look! I know it came out just beautiful. Love you girl!

Grace said...

you 2 did a wonderful job! You will look like a Princess wearing it! lol Yours came out beautiful also! I was lucky enough to receive one of the totes also!! and I wasnt in the swap!! I know Lucky girl I am. Grace xoox

Kim Caldwell said...

To die for doll! You both made amazing aprons for each other! Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Happy New Year!



Beth Leintz said...

Oh my gosh- that is SO PRETTY- I just love the layers of lace and different shades of cream and sepia. I'm off to visit Cheryl to see the rest of the aprons.

bumblebee said...

with a name of sugah beez I had to drop by.... I am bz or bumblebee from bettisbeehive.... I too was in the fabulous apron swap... all winners. congrats... hope you come by my spot too. HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS TO YOU DEAR ART FRIEND.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

oh wow. I really REALLY need to clear a path to my sewing machine.
stopped by to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year !!!