Simply Aprons – A Giveaway for You … and excitement in the village!!

 
I was delighted to receive a lovely new book in the post last week “Simply Aprons” by Nathalie Mornu. Published by Lark Crafts, it’s one of their “Simply” series – and is exactly what it says on the cover – a slim volume with 12 lovely apron projects to create.
 
 
As usual with Lark Crafts’ publications, the book is very clearly laid out and the instructions are nice and straightforward.  The aprons have wonderful names ….”Amoeba, Mango Tango and Twirl, Girl!” are just a few. (That’s Mango Tango below – it’s a very pretty shape – the top is cut on the grain, whilst the skirt is on the bias, so giving a lovely drapey effect).
 

I liked all 12 projects and, following the great apple harvest in my garden, (remember the Appley Dappley applique?) was particularly taken with the fabric used for this design ….

 
And so I’d like to share this little book with you. I have one brand new copy to give away … just leave your comment below to enter.  Just for fun – please also tell us what your favourite fruit is and why?  You have until midnight BST on Wednesday 21 September to leave  your comment and I’ll announce the winner shortly afterwards.  I will post overseas. 
And the excitement (expect you thought I’d forgotten – as if!).   Well … you might not think the above picture is very exciting – it’s true, it’s hard to tell who is under all that makeup and the dark clothes – let me show you a more familiar incarnation ….
Yes … it’s Johnny Depp!! And he was staying in Chillington – our village!! Just down the road!! Filming for his latest movie on one of our local beaches – Mattiscombe Sands, near to Start Point. Excitement indeed!! Sadly I did not bump into him in the post office while queuing for the morning paper, and he was not seen at the quiz night either. 
 
Ben in particular had hoped to spot him, as his kennel name is Mileoak Captain Jack -and as you can see from the image above, he too feels he has star quality!!  So there would have been an instant bond between them(!)
 
Ah well… never mind… back to my stitching.  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway by leaving your comment – I’m looking forward to reading them all!

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Linda Gilbert

What excitement — He certainly never made an appearance in the " Jolly Sailor" here in East Ogwell! Thank you for proposing such a wonderful Giveaway – sounds like a really good New Year CHALLENGE!
My favourite fruit is raspberries — I love their zingy flavour x

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Ah now thats some happening in the village. I do like Mr.Depp it has to be said. I am quite jealous. You can make it up to me by popping my name in the hat for the equally exciting giveaway…..please. xx

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Hello Helen,

Thanks for the opportunity win this book. I love aprons and to have a whole book on them would be bliss. Johnny Depp is bliss too. I would have to say my favourite fruit at the moment are oranges. I have just eaten one fresh from the tree in the back yard.

Hope you have a great weekend.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

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ButtonBears&Raggedies

Great Actor, How lovely he is staying in your village. Yeas please include me in your giveaway. My favorite fruit is Strawberries! It remainds me of lovely summer days relaxing in the garden eating strawberries and drinking a lovely glass of chilled white wine.
Hugs
Bev.xx

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Hello Helen! Thank you for invitation on the giveaway, I am very glad! Orange is my favorite fruit, because it is tasty, fresh, pretty and fun!

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OMG OMG I would have been stalking him at his hotel!! Thanks for a chance to win the book, how funny I have been looking at apron patterns this week, have always bought mine but decided to have ago at making one, fingers crossed I win this now. My favourite fruit is melon, I don't know why, it just is!! Linda

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Jenny of Elefantz

Blossom is rather green with envy, Helen! Dear 'Jack' is a favourite of hers! 🙂
Love the look of the book. My favourite fruit? A tie between passionfruits and nectarines.
Hugs
Jenny
xx

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Hi, my favourite fruit is raspberries, as I love the texture. Mind you, I'd swap all the raspberries in the world for a glimpse of Johnny Depp. Yum! Blessings Lesley

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Hi Helen how lucky you are to have the beautiful Johnny Depp staying so close. I live a mile or so from Lulworth Cove in Dorset and have always thought he should make a "Pirates of the Jurassic Coast Movie" and take Digs in our village here!!
By the way my favourite fruit are apricots.

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Hello Helen,

It's all happening in your village! and the pinny book looks great.
I think I would have to say apples are my favourite fruit as they are so versatile and pretty much available all year round. They are yummy to eat raw, cooked – apple cake, sauces, chutney, jams and jellies 🙂

Barbara
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Hi Helen!

What excitement – now it feels like we all met Johnny Depp!!
Right now, I must say apples and plums are my favourite fruits – come tomorrow night, plums might reign the throne all by themselves, as I'm making apple jam and apple jelly the whole week-end.. or until I've run out of jars 🙂

As for favorite aprons – I go for the ones that cover as much as possible… I'm not the tidiest of cooks!

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Hi Hellen! My favourite fruit are strawberries – because of their scent, colour and taste. I like them solo, in cakes, in milk shakes, even as z ligueur. Hugs from Poland Anna

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Ruthie's Place

Hello Helen,
What excitement in your part of the world! Would have been really neat to have seen him close up and personal.
What I wouldn't give for that apron book, would love to win it.
My favorite fruit is kiwi, just love it.
Warm hugs,
Ruthie

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My favourite fruit is the Strawberry!
Can I move in and play spot Johnny Depp…..LOL!
Julie xxxxxx

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Karen Lizzie

Hi Helen
It is always lovely to receive an email with all your latest.

My favourite fruit at the moment is doughnut peaches. they are only just starting to appear in the shops, but they are so deliciously sweet and juicy that I think I could eat a whole punnet.

Karen Lizzie

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I feel bad for the no meeting with Captain Jack… 😀 but very happy for a chance to win this lovely book.. I have been making several different kinds of aprons and this would be a lovely addition…thanks for the chance.. my favorite fruit is Honey Crisp apples.. so sweet and crisp yum!

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Ok it's sad but I was more excited by the apron book than Johnny Depp & I do think he's cute!!! I'm on an all things Vintage binge at the moment & I just love aprons in lovely vintagey prints. Favourite fruit, hmmmm that's hard as I love fruit but I'd have to say a banana, in a sandwich, a banana split or just on it's own. YUM

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Oh! boy I would be stalking Johnny Depp Thank you for this lovely giveaway Helen…it has always been a tradition in our family that Mum has a new apron/pinney for Christmas day I am carrying on the tradition and make one for my friends too…my favourite fruit is the apple so very versatile sweets, savouries, salads easy to pop into lunch boxes and bags.
Hugs Val xxxx

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greenrabbitdesigns

What a pretty little book! My favourite fruit are strawberries because strawberries = summer and I love summertime!
Johnny Depp, wow, wow, wow!!!
I have to say though, that both Captain Jack's are very handsome. 🙂
Vivienne x

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What a nice book if your into making aprons as I am. My favorite fruit is pineapple by far. Wish I could grow it in my back yard….except I live in the state of Illinois at the top and snow and pineapple don't mix. I know your excitement at Johnny Depp…we saw a movie star at a camp our daughter was at. Its just plain fun.

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How lucky you are to have JOhnie so close!!
Please enter me into your give-away … I could make the aprons for Christmas presents.
My favourite fruit is a strawberry especially sliced in a glass of Pimms!

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I am excited about this book – love aprons. My favorite fruit is strawberries but pineapple is a close second. Johnny Depp – how exciting!

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Oh… I think I would have hunted Johnny down…
Thanks for the chance to win this great book… my favourite fruit is a peach… soft and juicy… pity it is seasonal…. I wish it was around all year long…
Hugz

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Mango is my fave fruit; the Mango Tango apron is such a cute apron! Thanks for offering us the book.
Johnny Depp is so cool!

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flowersandhome

What a great giveaway! My favourite fruit is… well… if you ever visited my blog, you surely know… RASPBERRIES!!!! They're just THE best!!!!
Wow, Johnny Depp on the premises! Pity you didn't get to see him, not even just a glimpse…. but hey, he was there!
Bye,
Marian

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I like old fashioned aprons, and would like to give making them a try. I love your site, you have such fantastic designs and ideas!
For fruit-I like raspberries,it's something to do with their being small and sweet, but tart.
Mr Depp has come quite a long way- who would have thought he'd turn out to be such an incredible actor when he started out as a teen heartthrob on 21 Jump Street?

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Hi Helen, I'd love to win this book as I found your site while looking for an apron pattern! I'm making a half apron out of Michael Millers 50's Kitchen fabric for my sister. I have to confess I've been slightly sidetracked by little pin cushion mice however so it's taking a while!
Raspberries for me – so versatile and especially Delicious in a Raspberry and Thyme Custard Tart!

Thanks for such a lovely blog,
Laura xxx

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My smocking chapter is giving an apron themmed basket as a raffle prize at the Smocking Arts national Convention next month in Anaheim, California. Aprons are 'in' these days. Would love to win this book for myself though.

My favourite fruit of the moment is figs. Gotta love them and the work they do!

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Wow, Aprons and Johnny Depp in the same post – very excited! Would be most grateful if you could send Johnny my way but it not I would be just as happy with the Apron book (would be a great way to celebrate the return of my once poorly but now fixed sewing machine)!My favourite fruit has to be strawberries, they are super on their own or with other fruit, but best of all with scones and cream, makes my mouth water just thinking about them. Tracy

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I LOVE aprons. They epitomise home for me. My favourite fruit: apples, simply because they are so versitile. I love making apple crumble combined with a berry of some sort – yum!

Blessings
Shirley

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This book looks awesome!! I adore aprons and was thinking about making some for our hospital auxillary holiday bazaar to sell! Thanks for the chance! Apples are my favorite fruit!

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jackiescrafts

Wow this book looks fantastic, I love the apron with the bias cut skirt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy
My favourite fruit is strawberries especially fresh picked straight from the plant all sweet and ripe and yummy

Jackie x

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The aprons look like fun projects, thanks for the chance to win. Thanks also for your lovely chatty emails,they always leave me with lifted spirits.

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Hi Helen, thanks for the giveaway proposal!
My favorite fruit is the strawberry: I love the red outside color, the graphic design of the inside with white and almost pink, the golden seeds and the lovely green crown… And it's so delicious to bite into this juicy yummy treasure!
Have a nice week end.

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My favorite fruit is blueberries. I LOVE to eat them just picked from the bush while still sun warmed.
Thank you for the opportunity to win the lovely apron book! I do wear an apron while in the kitchen and I really need to make a few more.

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creativedawn

Oh you lucky person, you! Johnny Depp is not just another pretty face, he's a real humanitarian…love the "Depp"!!! Before it's all over, you may be having a town lunch with him. Okay, now to the aprons…love them!!!

hugz
Pam

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mimi'sdarlins

Darling aprons, thank you for the giveaway! I do hope you'll get a glimpse of Johnny Depp before he leaves 🙂

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creativedawn

Silly me, forgot to mention that my favorite fruit is the BLUEBERRY! I really like the look of that blue apron at the top of the page…ooo la la!!

hugz
Pam

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apple blossom

favorite fruit to eat is cherries. My kitchen however is done in apples and I love wearing aprons This book looks most wonderful thanks for a chance to win it.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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When we see that scene in the movie, we'll think of you! My favorite fruit is peaches, and not just because I'm a Georgia peach in the USA! I would love to win the apron book. A friend who is the cook in a local church helped me begin my small business selling children's clothes by taking beautiful pictures for me to post on my upcoming web site. I would love to make her a special apron as a gift. She is an amazing cook, and an amazing friend!

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I need to make some aprons! If you would see all the spots on my shirts,you'd agree! LOL
Apricots are my favorite fruit.I plan on trying to grow some,but I am not sure I can where I live.
Ahhh,Johnny Depp…(big sigh)….gorgeous!!

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My favorite fruit…hmmm…hard to decide between apricot, peach, and blueberries…but I think I'd have to say apricot…I'd love to win the book to whip up a quick apron to give my daughter at her kitchen bridal shower next month! Thank you for the opportunity!

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I always look forward to your newsletter Helen. How awesome to have JD in your hometown!

My favorite fruit… very difficult. When I was a child, I could've been called a fruitarian because all I ate was fruit! Now, fruits are nearly forbidden… sigh. I guess I would have to say bananas. I love to bake and banana bread is one of the top requests in my kitchen! lol… They are so versatile and even people that don't like bananas like banana bread! ; )

Thank you for giving me this opportunity to win this book! I also love to sew and I have a boring collection of aprons. ; )
Thank you!
Lotus
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eva N. rabbianty

hello

I am Indonesian, rarely wear an appron… but I love to have some.. it looks so nice.. I imagine if I got the book I will make those lovely appron using my Indonesian BAtik.. really want to get one 🙂

Johny depp is one of my favorite actor.. one of his serial movies very popular here long time ago is '21 Jumpstreet'

dont know why but i can't live without Banana… love it. cause i can create a lot of cake using it.

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Oh dear, how do I choose LOL! At the opposite end of the country to you (here in the NE of Scotland) we have growing in our garden raspberries, strawberries, plums, apples, redcurrants and blackcurrants. I think it will have to be raspberries, as I make about 20 jars of raspberry jam each year, which does us for the full year and some of our neighbours as well!! And being a messy cook (especially where jam is concerned LOL!)I do get through a few aprons …… !

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Hi Helen, Thanks for sharing your new book. I've always been partial to strawberries. I craved them the whole time I was pregnant with my oldest daughter. I wouldn't mind running into Johnny Depp at the post office either. He has always seemed like such a nice guy.

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Oh my I would love this.
Um favorite fruit. I could be very dull and say apples because I do love them or I could be odd and say Figs because they are awesome!
🙂

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Borboleta Serrana

Hi Helen:)
My favorite fruit is pineapple and the best ones are grown in my fathers land, Azores, the most beautiful place in Portugal;)

Sofia

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My favorite fruit would be cheery, sweet cherries. Any color or recipe. Thanks for sharing and for all your inspiration.

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Hi Helen

I love a Mango I live in Australia and it's just coming up to mango season. I could do with an apron to keep my clothes clean. Mmmmm… Mango, Mmmmmm… Mr Depp.

Laurie Freeman

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JD's mother lives in our town, and a friend (dressed as Marge Simpson) unknowingly walked up to him one night on his mother's front lawn with her child, as he passed out trick-or-treat candy. She about passed out, too!

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So exciting for you to have Johny Depp so near by. Those aprons are darling, I would love to make some new ones. Raspberries, I get to pick them from my yard, nothing like fresh raspberries and they make the best jam.
Thanks for the giveaway.

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It is always exciting when a movie star makes a movie down the block from you and also if you can watch the movie being made. Johhny Depp is a very good actor, I would have liked to be there at the time. I like the Mango tango apron and I do use aprons all the time. My favorite fruit is the orange and also peaches as they are so sweet and juicy and better than candy. Love and Hugs Dianne Sahakian

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Highland Monkey's

How exciting having films stars (nearly) rubbing shoulders with you!
My favourite fruit….hmm I do like grapes and strawberries and kiwi and…..well all of them are fab so I can't choose!!

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I love getting all of your newsletters. you are so creative and you inspire me everytime I look at them! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.
My favorite fruit would have to be raisins.
You can do so much with them in recipes…salads,
breads, casseroles, and just eating them plain out of the box or bag they are just so YUMMY!

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Oh yes please include my name in the drawing for Simply Aprons!

Favorite fruit? Strawberries with cream. Raspberries with waffles. Peaches out of hand and in cobblers. Apples in pie! All my favorites and I eagerly look forward to each season in summer.

Johnny Depp. Be still my heart. Absolutely my hands down favorite actor. I've never seen this image of him as Jack without his "make-up". He is a genius. The make-up he devised to create the character makes all the difference doesn't it?

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I love aprons. My favorite fruit in the wintertime are clementines but in the summer it is raspberries!
Blessings,
Rain

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LethargicLass

I love crabapples! I know it's odd but I could munch away all day on the crispy, crunchy tartness 🙂

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What a great looking book. I love aprons and they make such great gifts along with a little pot holder and maybe a food item you've made.

I have many fruits that I just love but pineapple is way at the top of my list. I really can't say why exactly although once I found out the easiest way to 'peel' them I eat them now much more often. I could eat pineapple every single day and be perfectly happy.

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I saw Johnny Depp when he was filming "Public Enemies" in Crown Point, IN. He drove pass the crowd with his window down and waved. Later that evening he even walked around and shook hands, but I missed that. Anyway, my favorite fruit is bananas. Easy to eat and taste good too.

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earth visitor

what a cute pattern – I love aprons and have a pretty good collection – but always room to make more
Jean

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You are far more restrained than I! I would have been arrested for stalking, I suspect.

What a fabulous giveaway. I love aprons and need to make myself at least one new one so learning about this book is serendipitous.

My favourite fruit has to be bananas. Lovely to eat on its own; even more so in a cake!

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Johnny Depp…how exciting to have him in your village, even if Ben missed meeting him.

My favorite fruit is the pear. With it many varieties of color, size and form, to me it's the most artistic fruit. It's mild flavor makes it a joy to cook with. I decorate with pears, real and artificial.

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Eeek! Johnny Depp..I would never have gotten to sleep, how exciting. I think he's such an amazing actor, well and a looker too! Fave fruit is blueberry. Yup the simple round blue berry. Great fresh or frozen, baked, mashed. You can do anything with it and it's a pretty color!

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Goodness that is exciting !!! My favourite fruit are blackberries, they add zing to an apple crumble, make great jam and always ripen in my favourite month!! I know that once I've made my blackberry jam cosy Winter evenings will soon be along.
twiggy x

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Johnny Depp is such a good actor. Right now I'm all for apples – love their aroma, love cooking with them, and love how they look. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Aprons have a special place in my heart. Every morning my Mom would put on her apron(handmade and with pockets) to start her day. My favorite fruit is the blueberry. Thank you for sharing.

Marita

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Quiltin' Sandy

Hi Helen, I have to agree with you -mango tango looks so pretty!
My favourite fruit in the hot weather is lovely cold watermelon, and I like bananas all year round. 🙂

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I started wearing an apron after a Bible study about "putting on your apron to serve". I feel so blessed to serve my family. I love apples, I sort and pack apples for a job in the fall. Honey crisp are good, but yellow delicious are my favorite.

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simplemountaindreams.blogspot.com

I'm so happy to have discovered your lovely blog! I would love to win the pretty apron book! One of my favorite things to do is making lovely things from vintage linens I find at the thrift store and these aprons would be so pretty. So sorry you didn't encounter the dashing Johnny Depp. That would have been quite a treat! Here in Alabama, delicious, juicy peaches are grown in abundance. They are definitely one of my favorite fruits! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest and have a beautiful day!

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Thank you sooo much for sharing your book with us! I love aprons and sewing vintage things from material you find at thrift stores. Aprons add just a little bit more happiness to your baking or cooking adventure. My favourite fruit would have to be crisp cool watermelon on a hot day!

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Wow, johnny is such a handsome buy!!!!!! I would love to win the book, love aprons, last year when I was in Italy for the Sue Spargo class they had second hand aprons on the saturday market. I bought 6 ones;
My favorite fruit is quince, I just eat homemade compôte, delicious, pure without sugar.

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Ben is most definately Star quality! Such charisma!!! As a pirate…well,you'd know better than I! 😉 Having JD filming nearby & as a local visitor must have been very exciting!
I love nearly all fruit, but I guess strawberries are my favorite with bananas a close second. Very cute aprons, and I would love to win!
X Linda

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Lovely looking book! Love making aprons with big pockets! Never know when you are going to need them…cleaning house…collecting eggs!

My favorite fruit is apples – so many varieties and endless recipes 🙂

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envying you for both the book and the near Depp encounter!
My favourite fruit is apples, just as well as after a bumper harvest I have freezer and cupboard full of preserves and other appley stuff!

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Aprons! I love them, but not many wear them anymore. I have new ones and "vintage" ones, but unfortunately the older ones are for a "smaller version of me".

My favorite fruit — hard to say, but I guess Peaches top the list (the good season is so short) and strawberries would be the next.

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deborahmarie

Helen, thanks for sharing! Wishing I were there . . . Big hug for majestic Ben. My favorite fruit is the cherry. Love eating them, crocheting them, seeing them on fabric or crafts. Cheerful, and yummy. Big hug, Deborah

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Anne Thompson

How exciting it must be in your village with movie stars milling about! My favorite fruit is strawberries. Fresh ones I pick myself in the summer are the best, but I also love strawberry jam on my breakfast toast. Thanks for the chance to win a lovely book! I've been collecting vintage aprons for some time now and have always thought I should make my own! Anne (Litchfield, Maine, USA)

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sew.darn.quilt

Love the aprons, would definitely love to win this book. I wear aprons all the time in kitchen, practical.
My favourite fruit, especially at this time of year…apples!
Thank you the chance to win 🙂

Carolyn

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Jennifer ~ Mi Vida Loca

Wow Helen, what a great give-away! Too bad you didn't get a chance to bump into Johnny Depp but how exciting to have him in town! : )

Anyways, my favorite fruit are peaches. I love them fresh, in pies, and in jam. I guess I love them so much because they are ripe in the peak of Summer and summer is my favorite season. Thank you again and keep up the great work with Bustle & Sew – I'm a huge fan!

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It's hard to pick a favourite fruit, I tend to have a different favourite, depending what's in season. I've just made some really nice plum jam with this years harvest and have been enjoying the blackberries from my father in laws garden…..but it's just getting into baking apple season and I love baking apples, cored and baked with currents and a little brown sugar stuffed in the middle. So probably at the moment cooking apples.

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Cloth Doll Lover

What an Awesome give away…thanks for this Helen…
My favourite fruit is watermelon, there is nothing like a lovely fresh piece of sweet watermelon on a stinking hot summer day to refresh you…growing up in QLD, Australia we have had our fair share of Hot summers and cool watermelon…

would love to make myself an apron to eat my watermelon in..hehehe.
thanks heaps for the opportunity.
Amanda

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I do find Johnny Depp intriguing
however, I'd still love the apron book to the ends
Bananas are my most fav of fruits.
Why, 'cause of ALL THE WAYS they can be fixed before devouring.

hugs

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Catskill Quilter

My favorite fruits are green seedless grapes — so nice for a snack with cheddar cheese and crackers!

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Annie xx TheFeltFairy

So is Johnny Depp the giveaway? Ohh Please. please! lol! The apron book is gorgeous, I love a nice pinny!

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Hi Helen,
Thankyou for the opportunity to win the apron book.. I saw someone comment calling them pinnies, that is what my mum used to say.. wonder how they came to be called that..
My favorite fruit is anything that is in season and fresh, not out of the cool store..

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Johnny Depp should a fruit…lordy…phew….

I love peaches — I love the fuzz and I love the texture of the skin and the snap when you bite into them.

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I love Aprons , in my life they are a real part of my daily wardrobe.As a child every day you had a clean pinnie on to go to school.In sewing class at school as a 12y old we all had to make one as a present for our Mother's.
I love Mango, Breakfast,lunch and dinner, we eat whole, made in ice cream, in yoghurt , as a drink , cooked with chicken , as a cake, in shortcake, in a salad , with pan fried scallops ,grilled on the bar-b-que.
And who can not go weak at the knees at the mention of "Johnny Depp" Just the look of him brings a smile , from my Mother to my 12y old grand daughter
Marlene in NZ

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Oh, Helen, I love the idea of vintage fabric aprons. It really is unsettling to realize that my era is considered vintage. I grew up in the 50s, and I seem to be nostalgic for then and the 30s and 40s. I would love this book. My favorite fruit is a tough question, but I will have to say apples, in particular, Honey Crisp. The right combination of sweet and crisp. And they were developed here in Minnesota, USA.

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

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Oh, Helen! What a delightful giveaway!
What could be better than apples and aprons? 🙂
Throw in some cinnamon, and you have a little taste of heaven. Apples are amazing, and can be used in sweet or savory dishes.
I would LOVE to win Simply Aprons! I'm planning an apron-a-month "club" for a young lady who is learning to cook. The book would be a huge blessing. Thank you for a chance to win!

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eye_on_sparrow

I love making aprons and that books looks just right. Picking a favorite fruit is hard it depends on time of year. I do love strawberries in the summer. And those sweet clementines in the winter are so good. I love apples too.

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my fave today is a strawberry since today we used some very cool emery strawberries I made to go with some wool tomatoes we made in a workshop.

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Dear Helen,
I look forward to the arrival of your newsletter. My favorite fruit? Sweet, red cherries! They're also the decorative accent in my blue and white kitchen.
Sincerely,
Jana
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What a lovely giveaway! thank you – I love eating raspberries but I have just tried some mango and I am loving that too!

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Oh golly! Frozen Grapes are my favorite right now. I love the sweet and tart flavor, the fact that they take me more time to eat is a big bonus too. 🙂 Love your blog. Apples are just ready to pick this week. Everything here in the Pacific Northwest United States seems to be about 3 weeks late! I'm ready for pie, and crumble, and crisp, and fresh apple sauce and, and, and…

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Love the aprons! Thanks so much for the giveaway. My favorite fruit right now is strawberries. I love them! I hope you bump into Johnny Dep, that's so neat!

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Johnny Depp, that is exciting news. My favorite fruit would be the apple, you can do so very much with it, and even just off the tree they are so tasty. Thanks for the giveaway, I love aprons. Stay on the lookout for Johnny.

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nicole / Twitter: BTHM1

thanks for the giveaway! My favorite fruit is definitely grapes-all types, all variations-dried, fresh, wine! LOL
Apples are a close second!

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Oh my! My daughters would be excited to be living so close to where Johnny Depp was working. My favorite fruit is actually an apple. I have one most afternoons when I get home from work. Cut it in wedges and get a spoonful of peanut butter to dip it in. Have to share with my Scottie dog though because it is also one of her favorite treats.

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I would love to win this book. I like a lot of fruits, just made two apple crisp pizzas so i guess i would have to pick apples as my favorite fruit. they make yummy pies. 🙂

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How exciting having Johnny Depp in your village. I just love him as Captain Jack! My family think I'm a little bit crazy!!! I love apples, fresh and especially stewed!

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What a wonderful pattern! My newly married daughter wants me to make her a "cute" apron and I think one of those would be perfect!! My favorite fruit is the blueberry. They are sweet and so very good for you. But, right now I am crazy for dried mangos! I can eat a whole package by myself. But, I love sharing them with friends:-)

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Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. I love oranges!! Maybe since my favorite color is orange.

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Simone de Klerk

Hi Helen ~ what a lovely giveaway! I've never seen a book only about aprons. So very pretty!
I have never thought about what my favorite fruit is. Not very original, but I would go for a nice fresh Elstar apple. They are sweet/sour and nice and juicy!
Have a happy week.

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Thanks for the opportunity to enter such a great giveaway. My favourite fruit would be strawberries fresh from my vegie patch. Delish!

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Hi Helen! Thanks for sharing that oh so sexy pic of J.D…he's always been one of my favorites. My all time pick for fruits would be bananas, they're loaded with potassium and such a versatile fruit too. You do great give-a-ways…I'd love to win the book.
(((Hugs)) from So. Cali.
Sandy Todd [email protected]

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Thank you so much for the chance to win your give away. The book looks amazing and the aprons you've shown are just wonderful. My fave fruit is the mango… here in Queensland, Australia they are the BEST… We buy them by the tray!!! mmmmmm now you've got me hungry! How exciting having Johnny Depp near by!!

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Cute pinnies, cute actor….My favourite fruit is the greengage plum, lovely taste, lovely smell and gorgeous colour.

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il mondo di Iris

Wow Johnny Deep!!!!
My favorite fruit is grapes.
When I was a child I went to harvest from my grandfather,
was a family reunion.
Angela

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gorgeous aprons, Helen. And the gorgeous Mr Depp too – such a pity your paths didn't cross. Favourite fruit – that would have to be the kiwifruit; I love the taste and texture and the happy memories of growing up in New Zealand when the delicious fruits were known as Chinese gooseberries.

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Wow Johnny Depp shame u didn't get to see him. Hope he pops into Teignmouth on his Devon travels I would love to see him. I'd also like to be making a few aprons for Christmas presents so the book would help out a great deal : )

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Greeting from the US (Texas), where we still wear aprons when we cook. I love all fruits, but am finding cranberries to be my favorite right now, as they are useful in just about every dish I put together. Thanks so much for your site and blog – always a pleasure to visit.

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lemonade kitty

Apples are my favourite fruit as I don't like any berries or anything squishy, but apples I love them. Please enter me for your fabulous giveaway, I could have a different apron for every day of the the week should I be lucky enough to win, Tthanks, lucey x

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Rhonda Ann Reed

I was showing your FLICKR pics to my husband and he says you "are very gifted"! He said he esp likes the bear hanging on the clothesline and would like to hang it in his Office (he is an engineer!):-> I agree with him, your designs and stitching are very whimsical and beautiful. I am wondering where you get your beautiful tan linen?
My favorite fruit is watermelon! Thanks for the chance to win!

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How exciting to have the movie filmed near you.I hope you get to go and watch some of it being filmed. Then it would be fun to look for the scenes you recognize when the movie comes out. The aprons look so cute.
My favorite fruit is the apple. There are so many different kinds and they bake so well too.

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Johnny Depp = swoon!!! My favourite fruit are apples because they are so versatile and there are so many varieties. They can go in sweet and savoury dishes, they can be eaten cooked or raw, they can be preserved into jams and chutneys and dried apple rings, they can be juiced and served hot or cold. As you can see – I love apples! x

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How exciting to have them filming so close! I love strawberries, especially on top of vanilla ice cream. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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Wow, that must have been exciting! I love Johnny Depp too 🙂
I love oranges and I also use them a lot to make desserts – pies, puddings, etc. So good!
Thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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I would have to pick cherries as my favorite fruit. They're yummy and fun to draw or make other kinds of cherry type crafts!
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Mikayla Grace

wow! that is so cool that johnny depp is staying near you!!

my favourite fruit is watermelon, because it always reminds me of summer and of my family, and i like that it's name is excatly what it is!!
thanks:) -mikayla

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Love the aprons; thank you for hosting the giveaway. My favorite fruit is strawberries, they always make me think of summer!

Char S.

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My, you do lead an enviable life! Surrounded by sewing items and handsome men, what more could one ask? And what a terrific giveaway on aprons! I would love to have this in my library–oh, the gifts to be made. It's hard to decide, but I guess raspberries are my favorite fruit, followed by the rest of the berry groups! Thanks for this opportunity!!!

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I love purple concord grapes_ i am not sure why – I just love the juicy flavor that is not too sweet and not too tart. They have a very limited season but I love them when you can buy them in the fall. Cherries would run a very close second and then almost any kind of berry( raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry and saskatoons)
THe apron book looks like fun- I am sure your winner is going to love it when their name is chosen.
Warmest regards from Western Canada,
Anna

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Johnny Depp in town? That is very exciting! The aprons are lovely. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Carolyn McPherson

What a lovely giveaway and I love the cute little apron with apples on it, so fun! My favorite fruit would of course have to be strawberries. Strawberries are my instant memories of summer days, picking the strawberries off the plant and straight into your mouth. They're warm, juicy and sweet! Yum!

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Wow! Johnny Depp! That is awesome! His movies are always so entertaining.
My favorite fruit is strwberries! I love their sweetness and the fact that they can be made in to wonderful and delicious preserves to enjoy during the cold winter!
Cheers, Lisa
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fairy fluffcake

Wow Johnny Depp! He filmed at a location not far from us a few years ago and we too were very disappointed not to see him… anywhere! Love the look of the book and my favourite fruit is probably pink grapefruit – i forgot about them for quite a few years but got a sudden hankering for them when i was pregnant a couple of years ago and haven't looked back!

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The book looks like fun. My favorite fruit is huckleberries. Oh god yes. I'd even dare the bears for huckleberries.

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I'd love to make a couple of these cute aprons!
Johnny Depp is such a good actor. And so handsome!

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Hi Helen, I would love a chance to win such a delightful book. Even better, I would love to visit you and your village, Johnny Depp or not (although he is very drool-worthy!). My favorite fruit is peaches, because I believe their delightful explosion of taste is the embodiment of summer. Big hugs, Cathy K

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Silvia _ Madamerenard

I'm italian and I love all the fruits we have here in Italy during summer: apricots, peaches, melons, watermelons, cherries…
but strawberries are my favourite. yummy

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The inspiration I need to start on my Christmas presents. I may not be able to give my friends Johnny Depp but know they would love an apron.
I love all fruit but blackberries are my favourite, the start of autumn, cosy nights, candle light and a crackling fire…..lovely
Mandy x

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Hannah @ BubbleBay

Hi Helen, Strawberries are my favorite, with cream or in a summer cocktail, even on their own. Home grown are the most delicious. Hannah x

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Raspberries for colour and taste…..yummy. Perhaps Johnny Depp could model a pinny for us? Just a thought…… great giveaway x

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Wow! What fun and it's so nice of you to share! I'd love to win the Apron Book – I've been thinking about making some aprons and it would be so helpful to have it. I love the apple print fabric shown, too. My favorite fruit is apricots! I love them in any form and my absolute favorite fruit pie is apricot, too. Cara

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the book looks fantastic! i collect vintage aprons, and keep saying that i'm going to develop patterns of my favourites, but of course i never get around to it!

my favourite fruit is saskatoon berries, which only grow in certain areas, so no one ever knows what i'm talking about! they look like a reddish purple blueberry, and have a distinct flavour of their own. they grow in the canadian prairies, so i grew up with them, and miss them sorely living on the west coast. there's a domestic version, which is what you find most often now, in gardens and fruit farms, but i ran across a patch of wild ones a few summers ago…. oooh, they were so good! my second favourite fruit is strawberries, preferably the smaller, sweeter locally grown ones (the strawberries from california are so bland!)

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The aprons look like so much fun! I would have to name strawberries as my favorite fruit – YUM!

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Hope I'm not too late to get in on the drawing (just got my e-mails & newsletter!)…I'm a sap when it comes to aprons…just LOVE 'em! My favorite fruit? That's tough, because I love so many, but…if I have to pick just one…it would be the apple – truly a perfect fruit & to me says AUTUMN!
NOT telling my girlfriend that JD was in your village…she'll swim the ocean to get a glimpse of him! *LOL*
♥hugs♥

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I love your newsletter and Mag. and I love aprons!
Hope I am not to late for the drawing!
IF I am congrats to the winner!
Thank you for the patterns!

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