Following on from the success of the Winter Deer Apron I made *ahem* in 2013 (which you can read all about here),
it was obvious to me to have a go at a summer version, ideally in pretty pink and again using a vintage style deer in the applique. For those who have been reading my blog for some time, you’ll know the apron itself is an original 1958 pattern that I rather fell in love with (again, more info on the original post) but I adorned it with a deer and trees in my winter version, instead of the cowboy Santa.I don’t think I’ve ever showed the deer I used for the apron (I showed some Decal deers which were the front runners at the time). It’s a plastic vintage one, it comes up for sale all the time in Etsy and such, I’m assuming it’s from the 1950’s and this one even has it’s bell intact! So cute, it always makes me think of Babycham.For the new apron, the deer got a new stance, I was aiming for Bambi style bottom in the air, sniffing a butterfly style.
Looking back at the photos, I kind of wish I’d gone with the grass and fauna of the top sketch, as my final fawn does look a bit like he’s floating in the air….never mind.
Lots of cutting and snipping and ironing.And stitching..And endless hours and hours of sewing on bias binding!!
But finally, a nice little stack of aprons, all ready for Mothers Day. Or not. But they would make a lovely Mothers Day gift, I think. I’m keeping one for myself, anyway.
I’ve really struggled to take photos today, the sun was blasting down which is a bonus for everything except taking decent shadowless photos and typically, it’s now gone behind a nice hazy cloud, now that I’ve given up and stuck with my rather grey images.
It’s definitely the down side of always making new things in small batches, each time I have to photograph, edit and list them; but then I’d be bored if I only made a few things over, day after day.
They are listed here and hopefully (soon) on Folksy.
Right, back to the grind, too much to do and too little time, and my first day with the boys back at school is flying by far too quickly.