Saturday, 23 February 2013

A Present For Chef Mable


So Wednesday and Thursday this week I've been busy making said items and now I can share them with you.

No, you're not going mad, that is a large white teddy bear and not the real Chef Mable.  In the absence of a suitably sized model (Tatty was very keen to oblige but really not big enough on this occasion) and thinking on my feet as I only had an hour of daylight left before said garments would be wrapped and gone forever, I remembered and roped in Flicky's enormous teddy bear, known as Bedwyn to his friends. 

Here's a closer look.  It's a classic reversible apron and an adjustable chef's hat and I've adapted both from two great patterns by Joanna of Stardust Shoes who has designed the patterns for Making It Fun - Michael Miller FabricsAdded at 15/07/13: Unfortunately the links to these patterns no longer work as the patterns have now been removed from the Michael Miller website.  I have contacted Joanna and asked her if I can link to the patterns anywhere else and if/when I receive a response I'll update my relevant posts with any information she gives me.

Chef's hat detail - fussy cut Olive the Ostrich by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman and a row of machine embroidered hearts.  I think the perspective of the photo's a bit out because the cuff looks narrower on the left but it's perfectly straight really!

A peep inside the chef's hat - it's lined with a Hopscotch design fabric (CHILDREN at play by sarahjane for michael miller fabric) then I've bound the seams with dear STELLA lime green and white spots and added a machine embroidered heart detail.  You can see the adjustable velcro fastening and my 'made by ChrissieD' label.

I've tried to show you some of the pocket detail here - the pocket is fussy cut from Olive the Ostrich, lined with the CHILDREN at play 'hopscotch' fabric, trimmed with dear STELLA and again I've added a machine embroidered heart detail.

 A look at the 'back' of the reversible apron.


Finally I can reveal who Flicky wanted the pressie made for.

It's for Mable, who is celebrating her 7th birthday today.  Flicky looks after Mable and her brother Emerson after school once or twice a week and they love to cook together so Flicky thought it would be great for Mable to have her own 'Chef Mable' Apron and Hat in her favourite colour - PINK.

Do you think Mable liked her pressie?  Judge for yourselves ...

 Step aside Gordon Ramsay!!!

!!! HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY MABLE !!!

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32 comments:

  1. This is really, really cute and what a nice gift.

    Nana

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  2. Oh wow what a perfect gift and she looks adorable!!

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  3. What a great 7th birthday present! Very thoughtful of F, and the fabric choices are fab!

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    1. There was no question on the fabrics - Flicky said we had to go pink and from there our tastes are very similar - and she knows how I love to add lime green to pretty much everything! :)

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  4. These are AMAZING!!! I am especially loving all the detail you put into these pieces - the fussy cutting and the embroidered hearts are the cutest added touches. Mable is adorable and looks very pleased...I wonder what she will cook up in her new outfit??!!!

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    1. Hi Lisa, thank you, that pan's looking suspiciously empty right now! :)

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  5. Awww my Gawd! How adorable! I bet it was the BEST present Mable got for her birthday! I can't believe you made all this, they look fantastic! (and not because I didn't think you could tackle something like this) Maybe because I have a beef with patterns :)) Well done, Chrissie!

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    1. Thanks Kati - Made all this type of thing when the kids were small, fancy dress outfits and the like so it was fun to have a go again now. Flicky's got lots of ideas for when I've got grandchildren but I'm hoping it won't be for a few more years yet!!! :)

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  6. Loving that chef's hat and apron - she's got to be the best dressed chef ever!
    This is my first visit to your blog and I quite enjoyed it. :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting Kate, I was so pleased when Flicky brought home photos of Mable wearing the hat and apron - they look so much better on her than on Bedwyn Bear! :)

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  7. what fun! love them and so obviously does Mable.

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    1. I think so too Lin, thanks for commenting :)

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  8. Love those ostrich prints!! What a great present :)

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    1. I love Olive the Ostrich too and I've got plenty left over. Flicky was quite keen to have her own apron too I think! :)

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  9. So adorable! That fabric is awesome.

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    1. Thanks Deb, I think Mable looks really great doesn't she? :)

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  10. This is so cute and I think Mable loves it! Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thanks Connie, I think she does too! :)

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  11. That is the cutest things EVER!!

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  12. Great chef's set Chrissie! I LOVE the fabrics - and it certainly looks like it's a hit with the lucky recipient!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Jill, it was a big hit, Mable loves it :)

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  13. This is adorable, Chrissie!!! Lime green is the perfect colour to co-ordinate with those gorgeous fabrics and it's obvious Mable loves her new chef's set.

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    1. I just love lime green Pam, it makes colours really sing and thanks so much again for the feature :)

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  14. Absolutely adorable! Saw your link at Threading My Way! Now your newest follower too! :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Kristy and for your lovely comment and the follow too :)

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  15. Such pretty work.........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  16. My next project is for 2 chefs aprons for a real chef! Makes me nervous, he's picky. This is just darling!

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  17. The perfect post to rejuvenate Chrissie! I need to get myself tags made like you have...and that final picture made my day!!!

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