Friday, January 14, 2011

A little something to share...a give away!

Sew...when I was trying to decide what to get for some of the most important people in my life, well, a few of the women at least...I thought long and hard. I had been planning for sometime to get them each a copy of The Happy Baker but I wanted to make their gifts special and memorable like themselves...

Then, I found this pattern. Created by Sew Liberated, it is a fabulous, flattering apron that is fairly easy to put together (the directions are totally fabulous!) I ordered the pattern on-line and waited...and waited...and waited...after 3 weeks I started to get worried so I e-mailed them. We gave it another week and still nothing so they sent another copy of the pattern Priority post.

Finally, I got my pattern with only a few weeks to spare before Christmas. Without much thought I set to work. I chose my fabric and made 3 aprons assembly line style...I am not a fast sewer and I had other work to do...in all it took me about 5 days to make 3 aprons. I was thrilled!
I love the fabric, I love the pattern...and argh! I didn't make one for myself!!! In fact, I didn't have enough of all the fabrics to do it...oh well...Then what do you think happened? I went to pick up my copies of The Happy Baker at the Post Office and guess what was there!!! The second copy of the Emmeline Apron Pattern!
In the meantime I carefully wrapped the cookbooks with the aprons and brought them to 3 beautiful women I know...they all loved their gift. Each of their responses was enough gratification to pay for my work...I love each of these women...they are all very special to me and have helped me in their own way.

Anyway, back to that extra copy of the pattern...I still have it! In fact, Sew Liberated has given me permission to share it with one lucky reader! Sew leave a comment and this beautiful pattern could be yours! Become a fan or mention that you are a fan in an additional comment and you will be entered a second time.

Contest closes January 31st at midnight. Will ship pattern anywhere in Canada or the United States.

Enjoy!
Heather

16 comments:

Jen Gerrior said...

Very Cute Apron!

NancyS (momsnack) said...

What a darling apron - so (or should I say sew) different!

Karey H said...

So cute!
This would make me want to bake more if i was wearing one of these!

colleeno3 said...

It is a lovely apron. I like the fact that it is reversible.

Rebecca Jones said...

Love it! I have that blue/green fabric too that I bought on a whim and now I don't know what to do with it. That apron would be perfect.
I'm a fan of yours on Facebook and a regular lurker on your blog too :) I don't know how you find the time and energy for all your projects with kids too. Very inspiring! Keep up the good work.
Bex :)

Valerie H said...

I would love to have this pattern for my daughter. In less than 1 year I have had 2 total knee replacements and she has been WONDERFUL!!!
She has taken over being the "Mom" of the house. With doing all the laundry, cooking and baking her favorite browines and chocolate chip cookies.
I wish I could present this apron pattern to her for all her help that she has given me. It would help with saving her clothes.
No one deserves it more that my daugher...

Jenny said...

Thanks for another wonderful contest:-) I would love to win this pattern to make aprons for my mother's for Mother's Day.

Jenny Gray said...

Thanks for another wonderful contest=) I would love to make these for some special people in my life for Mother's Day.

Julie K-H said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! Wearing an apron and Happy Baking at the same time--who cares if it doesn't turn out well-at least you look great doing it!

Mehreen said...

*Sew* cute! would make me look like a pretty bakerina :)

Moretakoyaki said...

What a great gift idea! I love the patterns. You're blog is awesome and full of beautiful projects.

Nicole said...

Sew cute! Love it. :)

kita said...

I have eyed up this pattern before! I just recently started sewing and aprons are the only thing I have tackled so far. This one is so cute and it looks like it would fit on all body types well!
I recently received the Happy Baker as well! Isn't it a great book. I'm sure you made some ladies day by giving them such great gifts :D

The City Girl said...

so very adorable, would LOVE to win this!!! I am becoming a fan as son as this posts too!!

Gretchen said...

I agree with all of the above, I think this would be a great item to win and think making them for a few beautiful women in my lucky life would be really great and uplifting!
Wish we could all win!!!

Gretchen said...

Just 'liked' you on FB!!