Wednesday 5 June 2013

Apron LoVe....

Hello, lovely to see you here again!
I hope you all enjoyed a 
 For me it has been and more fun filled but definitely not a restful weekend.  
....Twelve ? lady’s ?....
....lots of drink of the alcoholic variety....
.....a 40th birthday girl that thinks she is no day older than 20....
....sin filled places....
you can use your imagination to fill in the blanks only to say 
it was all legal but the city of Hamburg is not going to forget us in a hurry.
On Sunday afternoon it was back to the real world, 
Mr Mc and I got all the Vintage china from the cellar. 
It needed a wash after nearly a year down there 
and because of the gold decoration on them I like to wash them by hand.  
It was so lovely to see all the pretty china and cutlery again 
it got me very excited for next weekend.  
We also got the tablecloths and aprons up to wash.

I started making them last year only knowing I wanted them all to be different 
not just the fabric but also the style.  
I always fully line my aprons and darts help to give them a better fit. 

For this one I only had tiny bits of the flower fabric left 
so it was a real struggle to make it work,
 I had to piece three small bits together to make the frill. 

 I wore this one last year
....LOVE....LOVE....LOVE....the strawberry fabric with the red polka dot 
and the gingham fabric and it perfectly matched my red polka dot dress I was wearing.

For the waitresses I made these half aprons
Sharon’s teen Paperdoll and mine did the job of waitressing for most of the day 
and they did it fabulously.  
Keeping calm and carrying on even when it was overwhelmingly busy. 
They smiled through it all.  
Amazing really as neither of them had done any waitressing before especially on this scale. 
 And I’m so glad to say we have both of them back this year as well as Sharon!!!       
Whilst we where looking at teen Paperdoll’s aprons 
I noticed that it was not going to look nice 
with the dress we bought for her for that day in the sale a couple of weeks ago.

So on Sunday night I started making a new one for teen Paperdoll 
only problem I had there was only snippets of the pretty cup fabric left. 
 It took me longer to work out how to use the fabric to get the best effect, then making it.  
When I showed teen Paperdoll the finished apron she was thrilled.  
Love when that happens!!     

And as I wasn't already busy enough this week 
with all the minute stuff that can not be done before.  
I had to make it even busier on Monday by making a new apron for me to wear. 
I made Sharon the same one with a different flower fabric last year.
I am so excited this morning I am off to the flower market 
hopefully picking up flowers for Saturday, 
I have never been in one before, can’t wait to see all the beautiful blossoms. 
Last year Brenda the fairy godmother of flowers in our neighborhood,
 did the flowers for the Vintage Tearoom, 
and they looked so beautiful. 

Unfortunately Brenda moved recently so its left to me to trying 
and make something looking like a posy in a teacup.  
However Brenda was so kind to give me a quick master class 
and leave me some very helpful tools before she leaved.  
Here is hoping I learned something.    
I better dash now. Have a lovely sun filled day.      

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anna, we were are the beautiful tea rooms today! Well done, it was truly amazing, you all did a wonderful job. I've been directed here by one of the waitresses as I was wondering; would you hire out any of your tea party bits and bobs or do you sell any of your hand made lovelies? It's my daughter's first birthday in a couple of weeks. We're having a 'strawberry tea party' for her and after being inspired today would love some extra details. My email is, if you could let me know that'd be fab. Many thanks, Phoebe