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