You might be wondering what cherries and cupcakes and Mary Englebreit have in common. I recently joined another of the "Flirty Apron Swaps" and the theme for this swap was to create for your secret partner a package that would incorporate each of the items of the theme, i.e. it must include something with cupcakes, cherries and Mary Engelbreit.
For the apron I created for my partner I used this wonderful cherry print fabric and used a contrasting red dotted fabric for the pocket. So sorry my photos look so washed out. I hurriedly took the pictures in the bright morning sunlight so I could get my package in the mail that day and the bright sun makes this yellow appear very pale when in fact it is a sunny yellow and bright red. I wished I'd made myself the same apron because this fabric is just so sweet, but alas, I did not buy enough fabric for a second apron (though in a few posts back you'll see that I made a pin cushion with some of the scraps.)
A closer look at the contrasting pocket. Frequently I like to use rick rack on aprons but not this time. This apron just seemed to NEED to be trimmed in eyelet and I love the soft, feminine look of the eyelet edging all around the apron and pocket edge.
So, you say, fine. I see cherries but where are the cupcakes and Mary Engelbreit? Well, we always include what has become known as "tuck ins" in our apron swaps. So my tuckins to my partner along with her apron are in the above photo. I had some Mary Engelbreit jellyroll fabric strips so I used the fabric strips on some terrycloth fabric I had and edged them for my partner as hand or fingertip towel. I also made her the set of note cards using a Mary Engelbreit stamp I have. And now for the cupcake inclosures I made the cupcake pincushion, which you've seen in a previous post. And also included some Mary Engelbreit cupcake paper liners.
So this was my surprise package for my secret partner that I put together for her of the apron and the tuck ins, all in the theme of cherries, cupcakes and Mary Engelbreit. I hope she'll enjoy the package. I should be receiving a package in the coming week from a secret partner who'd been given my name to create a package. These swaps are such fun...to receive handmade items from strangers around the globe, all in the name of love of aprons and fun.