Monday, 15 July 2013

A Girl, A Bear, A Dog And A Unicorn - You Couldn't Make It Up!

I've had these items made for weeks and weeks and finally got Flicky to model them for me only yesterday - the imminent departure of two of the items down under being a major incentive to get my arse into gear.


I've made the child's apron and chef's hat, so wonderfully modelled here by Bedwyn Bear, for the niece of my fabulous friend, Wendy, who lives in Oz (Wendy's niece lives in Oz that is!).  The second adult apron, even more wonderfully modelled by my daughter, Flicky, is what happens when you don't write the pattern name/size on paper pattern templates that you've created previously - when you remake them you grab the wrong size template and then thank your lucky stars that you've bought enough fabric to make two aprons!!!  So the smaller hat and apron are winging their way down under this week and the larger apron will be for sale in my Etsy store when it eventually opens SOLD ;)

Here's some more piccies:


Pocket and small label detail

Large label detail


Have you spotted that these aprons are reversible?



Bows or Reef Knots?



 Loving her Bedwyn Bear - named after the village we lived in in England, Bedwyn has been Flicky's friend since she asked for "a white bear that's bigger than me" as her third birthday present.


Fabrics Used:
"fair maidens" De Leon Design Group, The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection 
"enchanted forest" De Leon Deisgn Group, The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection
Little One Screen Print D, Katie Hennagir for Robert Kaufman

The adult apron is my own pattern design and a refashion of the apron I made back in April for my Mum's birthday - you can read my blog post by clicking on the image here.



The child's apron and chef's hats are made using the same patterns that I used back in February for my Chef Mabel hat and apron - you can read my blog post again by clicking on the image here.  Unfortunately the links to the child's apron and chef's hat patterns no longer work as the patterns have now been removed from the Michael Miller website.  I have contacted Joanna of Stardust Shoes, who created the original patterns, 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.




So that's a girl and a bear but where are the dog and the unicorn I hear you asking?

 

That's better - it just wouldn't be the same without Tatty getting in on the act and she's brought along her favourite unicorn toy. She's actually hoping the unicorn will save her if she falls off our 23rd floor balcony - I tell you you soon have to get over a fear of heights living this high and with only rattling glass panels between you and the ground!!!  You know those tennis courts you can see in some of the pics aren't the ground - they're on the roof of another building, the ground's a pretty long way down from here.



And to wrap everything up nicely here's some indoor photos and as you can see I'm being helped again by my ever willing photographic assistant ;)


Updated at 15 April 2014

Here's a photo of Addison and Amy-Leigh wearing their aprons, don't they just look great - thanks for sharing the photo girls, I'm delighted to see it :D



   
 

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28 comments:

  1. Great pictures. You certainly have some attractive models between Flicky, Tatty, and Bedwyn ... not to mention the Unicorn. :D I love Tatty's bed.

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  2. Those aprons are just adorable! I love that princess print :)

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  3. Both aprons are adorable! Flicky is so pretty and a natural at modeling. Tatty of course seals the show :)

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  4. Great makes Chrissie, I would never get my son anywhere near your balcony, he hates heights :)

    Love the fabrics you have used too.

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    1. Two years ago you couldn't get me out there either, for the first few weeks that we lived here I got dizzy and the building started to sway if I just looked out of the window. Thankfully that all passed and my confidence has grown - I guess that's what they aversion therapy?! :)

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  5. Wow! That white Bedwyn bear is very white indeed considering Flicky has had him since she was three! Lovely aprons - lovely models!

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    1. He's been in the wash once in almost 16 years - two years ago as we prepared to move here, quite incredible for a bear that's been so loved! :)

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  6. Gorgeous aprons & hat Chrissie! I wonder if my kids will still have their cuddly toys in such pristine condition when they are older. Flicky is excellent at modelling these beautiful aprons!

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    1. There not all in such good condition! I think maybe his size helped him, Flicky sat on him more than she dragged around my his ear or limb, that was probably to his advantage! :) I don't know who I'll get to model for me once Flicky leaves in September - Simon's not going to look quite so fetching in a little pink number ;)

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  7. Very awesome. I love the pillow the dog is on too!!

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    1. Thanks Karen - that pillow's for a future feature post, Mum's the word ;)

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  8. Really nice aprons and hat Chrissie! You're so lucky to have everyone modelling for you! :)) Tatty's bed came out really nice! :))) I love the birthday picture with Bedwyn and missing front tooth brother ( Joe?) :)))

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    1. You're so right Kati - that is Joe! More about Tatty's bed in that future feature post another time ;)

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  9. Sweet stuff! I love the aprons and adore that hat! Great fabric choices... They really make it special.

    Lorna:)
    http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh, I don't know. I bet I could make that up. Throw an ice cream cone and some panty hose in there and you've got a really wonk-o collection indeed! :)

    Kidding aside, these are very lovely pieces, you should have no trouble selling them. Congrats on the finishes!

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    1. Lol, you've made my giggle and you were so right - the adult apron sold immediately, it didn't even make it to Etsy! :)

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  11. So very, very cute! And reversible to boot!!

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  12. reversible, and adorable! I especially love your labels, and your decorative stitching around the pocket. I think it adds such a neat, handmade touch.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  13. Stunning! Your work is always so crisp, clean and precise!
    Flicky is certainly NOT afraid of heights, I would start shaking just thinking about standing on your balcony...lol
    Thanks for linking up to 'Anything Goes'

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  14. Gorgeous aprons! And you must have a good head for heights up there!

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  15. What a wonderful post! Gorgeous aprons and I love that Flicky still loves her bear so much - I'm like that with my bears too! I am sure the recipient in Oz will be over the moon with her apron and hat :-)

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  16. The aprons and hats are adorable. I love them!! Your work is just wonderful!!

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  17. What precious aprons and Flicky is the perfect, beautiful model!! Thanks for sharing.
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  18. What beautiful photos of Flicky cuddling Bedwyn Bear, both as a 3 year old and an adult!!! I loved your first chef's set and I think I love this one even more... such gorgeous fabric. The adult's apron looks great, too.

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  19. Lovely aprons and great photos! You find such beautiful fabrics for your creations!

    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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