Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Aprony goodness!


A little while ago I was the very lucky winner of a giveaway being run by Sharon from Iris + Lily, as a celebration of the opening of her new Etsy Shop.

Today, a parcel arrived.


Beautifully wrapped. My son was very excited (as we all are when parcels arrive in the post) and kept asking if it was something for him. A little guiltily, I said "no, I think it's for mummy".


He very helpfully assisted me in unwrapping it anyway. And inside was not just the giveaway apron I had won (although I was already squealing with delight at the sight of it alone, a beautiful package in itself!).


There were two other little apron bundles - again, each tied up so beautifully. That hand is my son pointing out which bundle he thinks is his. By now there were two of us squealing!!!

I can't tell you how absolutely stoked I am by Sharon's amazing generosity. She whipped up two little aprons so my children wouldn't feel left out. Not just any old aprons either - both are matching to mine, with their own screen printed vintage spoons - and the ties are adjustable through the neck and waist so they are super easy to get on and off and can be adjusted to fit just right, while still only having one tie at the back. They even had their own little loops for hanging them up. Just beautiful!

Of course you can guess what came next.....no, not baking....ahem...


PHOTOSHOOT OF COURSE :)


I thought adding a rolling pin as a prop would add to the domestic authenticity of the shot, but I look more like a domestic Tank Girl about to bop someone....hhhhmmmmm.


I've got to admit, I feel way cooler wearing this apron then when I am donning my vintage numbers - much as I love them as well, it's a whole different feel. I actually want to wear this one out!!!!


And have I mentioned the level of detail that has gone into this apron. From the hand screen-printed vintage spoon designs, to little button and ribbon details, and even a hand-embroidered label on the side. How cool is that!

OK, enough pics of me doing my domestic vanity thing. The kids were bouncing up and down waiting for their own go..


Lee decided to play air guitar with his rolling pin.


Kate was waving her whisk madly at me.


And they both wore their aprons for the rest of the day.

OK, make that...we ALL wore our aprons for the rest of the day.

Thank-you so much Sharon for such generous gifts. They are very well loved, and I now know exactly what I will be buying for my friends when their birthdays come around.

XXX
Bec

PS. I know I am ridiculously late with this week's THIS IS post, but I'll do a catch-up later in the week. This post DEFINITELY had to come first :)

22 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi! Oh my! I made the little ones with just a bit of room for growth didn't I!!! Glad you all liked them! x

Jodie said...

Green green green with jealousy over here. What an amazingly generous giveaway. They look fantastic.

Sherrin said...

lucky you!! Those aprons are amazing!!! :o)

Paula Weston said...

Domestic Tank Girl ... I love it.

Great aprons too. So many talented people in the world.

Ali said...

Ah Bec! What a fantastic parcel to arrive in the mail - it's so exciting getting parcels (the excitement at your place is similar to ours!) but this one is especially gorgeous!! The aprons are so beautiful and Sharon from Iris+Lily is so lovely to make your kidlets matching ones! (you know, you really should do some baking now!!)

Levin (and Emily) said...

fabulous apron - you are soooooo lucky.
l
x

CurlyPops said...

Great photos! I love the aprons and how sweet is it that the kids got one each too....
I think I'd be too scared to hang around too long with you waving that rolling pin baton around (he he he)!

Stacey said...

Those are great! I love your pics as well :)

Net said...

What great aprons! Looks like lots of fun on the photo shoot too!

Nix Sidhe said...

So absolutely beautiful!! I am really impressed by not only the quality of these aprons, but of her generosity. This is such a great treat during your day!

Keshia said...

Those aprons are really great! How fantastic to have some for your children as well, I bet they were over the moon! You will now have to show us the goodies that you feel like baking in them!

JustJess said...

How generous! You and the kids are certainly lucky. A bit of air guitar never goes astray in the kitchen!

Drewzel said...

Score!
i love the concept of rolling pin as air geetar. And your bmx t-shirt rocks!

Kara said...

Just gorgeous! Love the fact the kids didn't miss out!

Hot Fudge said...

Ooooo ... just gorgeous!! And what a lovely gesture to send along the two aprons for the children. I think there's nothing to compare with beautifully made aprons - so much classier than the Tar-Jay models.

one little acorn said...

What gorgeous aprons! No wonder you were all screaming with excitement. They really are beautiful - and how nice to get the extra 2 for the kids.
Lucky you!

Hey Harriet said...

Parcels in the post are so much fun! Especially when they contain extra surprise gifts! That was such a sweet & thoughtful gesture. AND, I must say that they are the swankiest lookin' aprons I've ever seen! I think I might have to order one. Might even inspire me to do more baking. But a few photos in your next post of your baking efforts may be even more inspiring. I wanna see cupcakes! I need to be convinced that the aprons work before I order one ;)

...gosh I do waffle on

bettyninja said...

such a fun post! I was all excited for you with that great apron- that was wonderful and the packaging was super too. the kids look so cute and like they are having so much fun in theirs. How nice!

Rachel said...

Love the spoons! And the pink/green color combination is fab.

FancyPants-design said...

Oh.. these aprons are great!! I love that she was so thoughtful to make two more for your little ones..very cute!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

What a fabulous parcel! Those aprons are fabulous and I love your shots (also have to say - I love your bmx shirt, I think that adds to the whole Tank Girl look) ;)

Stacey said...

You do look pretty scary....