Friday, July 24, 2009

The Gift of Giving- to Gilly!

The Paisley Pincushion Shopkeeper's Apron

A little while back the Crafty Mamas forum had a giveaway of an apron pattern for one lucky recipient. When Gilly didn't win, I made her a new one...because, well, she needed one! She made is easy for me because she was so easygoing. All she wanted was a big pocket on the front.

I used The Paisley Pincushion- Shopkeeper Apron pattern. Main and lining fabrics were vintage sheeting fabric with new cotton for the pocket. The back was meant to be fitted with buttons but as I didn't have Gilly here to try it on for size, I replaced the curved, buttoned back with straps so that it was not as fitted.

It is a simple, easy to put together pattern.

Little Boozle 2009

Little Boozle 2009

Little Boozle 2009

Little Boozle 2009

It showed up on her doorstep today- and thankfully she likes it and it fits. I am glad that it turned up now- Gilly and her family have been through the wars with illness so she needs some cheering up!

Hanging around the Crafty Mamas forum is good for me. It is such a generous, caring and warm community that it just makes you want to go out and be generous of spirit! And that can only be a great thing in this world, don't you think?


Tracy said...

That was very nice of you Tas :) it's a beautiful apron

Kat said...

Nice work Tas!

Karen said...

You are such a sweetie for doing that Tas...and it's gorgeous too.