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 ….
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).
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!