We had some lovely food … I made my most extremely very special chocolate cake.. with strawberries and cream …. yum!
And I sat down and finished my sewing. Another applique and embroidery design. This one is really really easy, the daisies are all sewn in back stitch and there are only the fewest number of French knots (after the marathon Polar Bear experience I was easily able to restrain myself!)
And the pocket now features on my new pattern … the Daisy Apron. Just right for all those summer tea parties, particularly if you’re planning to serve a very special cake (like me). The pdf pattern and tutorial is available from my Etsy shop.
Meanwhile, I’m offering blog readers the chance to win the apron you see in these pictures. It’s made from Cath Kidston cotton duck and the pocket is vintage linen/feedsack lined with a vintage Laura Ashley stripe fabric. It ties at the waist with a satin ribbon trimmed with ric rac braid for a real fifties feel.
If you’d like the chance to win this apron, then you can enter my draw using the form at the top of the blog. (and don’t worry, I will NEVER pass on your email details). Just for fun, please tell me what food you would serve at your summer tea party!!
As well as the apron, I’m offering two lucky runners-up the pdf pattern and tutorial so they can make their own. So that’s three prizes: First prize is the apron, and two runners-up receive the pattern and tutorial. The draw closes midnight BST on Saturday 19 June and yes, I will post overseas.
Good luck to all ….
PS Had to do the draw this way, the canine random number selector (aka Amy, whose birthday is today) is growing far too fat!!