Wednesday, March 23, 2011

And the Winner is: Candice !

I decided to go with the names... and not the numbers, much easier!?!
I asked Marie to do the draw ....

.....  and CANDICE is our winner!  Congratulations!!
Please send me an email with all your details so I can mail you your apron.

The ladies who attended the class today really enjoyed it! Better therapy than Prozac or blue hair!!
Most of the aprons are still under construction, but you should get an idea of the fun we had by just looking at the photos!?.

Birds, flowers, swirls and butterflies were cut from quilting fabric with Spellbinders & Sizzix dies.
We ironed applique paper onto the back of the fabric to stabilize it, before die-cutting the shapes.
A lot less cutting time by hand and perfect circles, ovals & butterflies every time!!
Then ribbon and buttons were added.
The rose trim was stained with Dala's Sun Paint,
quotes stamped (with Archival Ink) and there you have it...

This is Belinde's apron.
She decided to go for a needlework theme. She also does quilting and plans to find even more stuff from her needlework box to embellish her apron.

 Karen's apron looks very stunning in pink and red with a touch of turquoise.
We stained the rose trim with a colour that matched the colours of the birds and flowers.

Here is Karen's (almost) completed apron in all its glory!!

Mariette opted for a brown, olive and turquoise flower and bird themed apron.
The bird images came from quilting fabric.
Once again she ironed applique paper onto the back before hand-cutting the intricate images.
SO much easier and a lot less fuss!

 The images of leaves (Hero Arts) were stamped onto quilting fabric and then cut out. 
Fancy ribbons were used for the stems...

Mercia also went for the flower & butterfly theme.
The combination of yellow, green and red reminds you of summertime...

 See if you can spot the dragonfly!?
Same rose trim (under the bird), but this time we stained it green.
Mercia used gathered ribbon and seed beads to "jazz up" her flowers.

Even though Marie & Mercia used the same colour scheme,
each of their aprons has a personality of its own.

TIP:  When using a stamped quote like Marie did on the pocket.
Stamp it on a separate piece of fabric, cut it out and then iron onto your apron.
(If you have a smudged or incomplete image you can redo it and not mess up your whole work of art!!)

Riette! You slipped under the radar??.... no photo of your apron?!
Please send us a photograph of yours.

A heartfelt "Thank you" to all our blogging friends for your support and feedback!!
You are the reason we look forward to  signing on every day...

Elna & Benice

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ladies

    These are gorgeous.
    Please tell me what you used to die cut the shapes?