A touch of pink.

19 Jun

My lovely friend is obsessed with pink. Pretty much everything she owns is pink, different shades of pink, but pink none the less! She asked me to make her a full length apron for gardening. It had to be pink and garden themed.

Here is what I made her.


She also wanted me to make a draft excluder after seeing a tapestry ‘Home Sweet Home’ one on Amazon. I tried my best to replicate it! I used a lovely soft pink spotty corduroy for the main part of it and used pink fabric scraps to appliqué the ‘Home Sweet Home’.

I really need to invest in an embroidery foot for my machine as this was fiddly to say the least! It is most definitely a ‘shabby chic’  look which I feel needs improving, but my friend was very pleased with the outcome and I guess that’s what counts at the end of the day!


9 Responses to “A touch of pink.”

  1. smiffysmrs June 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    I am by no means an expert, but having had my appliqué start coming away and fraying on one too many projects, i now always back it with bondaweb and then use the button hole stitch to sew it onto the main fabric. It is just a much tighter stitch than the standard zig zag one i was previously using.

    • humbugbuttonbeetle June 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

      oooh thank you! Will have to try that next time. I backed all the letters with interfacing to make them stronger.

      Hows you and bump doing? Not long now!xx

      • smiffysmrs June 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

        We are doing well thanks, i just wish baby’s came with a schedule so you knew exactly when they would arrive LOL

  2. mumofalltrades1 June 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    Well I only wish you were my friend! These turned out lovely, I love a bit of pink myself.

  3. Sue Webb June 21, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Oooo that’s a stunning apron, being a pink girl myself, I love it! And that’s a cool draught excluder, your friend must have been delighted.

  4. thestitchsharer July 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    I think your blog is great and would like to nominate your for the “one lovely blog” award.

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