Flirty Apron Swap III, Fall 2008 – What I Wish I Did Over Summer Vacation
Last Day to Sign Up: August 15, 2008
Last Day to Mail Packages: September 15, 2008
I adore Back to School, so I've taken the typical first essay assignment and switched it up just a smidge. The theme for this swap is “Fantasy Vacation” and everyone should receive their aprons by the time summer memories are just starting to fade. You will make an adult size apron with YOUR PARTNER's fantasy vacation theme for your known pal and your unknown pal will make one for you.
You will send your partner:
1. Handmade apron that represents where you partner would love to go or wants to do on their fantasy summer vacation. Please embellish generously and make this extra special. For example, if she wants to go to Hawaii, you could use Hawaiian print fabric or fabric that has pineapples on it or create an apron with a hula skirt bottom or a lei neckline. Alternatively, if her dream would be to go hot air ballooning, use fabric with balloons printed on it, create balloon-shaped or appliqued pockets or you could even make your entire apron shaped like a hot air balloon!
If sewing isn't your forte but you really want to participate, please purchase a handmade apron from one of the talented people at Etsy.com.
2. Send an appropriate souvenir from this dream vacation. Using the above examples, you might sent chocolate-covered macadamia nuts and a beach towel, or some hot air balloon playing cards and a helium balloon. Please spend between $5 and $10 for this part of your package.
3. Handwritten note on why you chose the apron you made, and what you imagine this fantasy vacation to be like.
4. And last, please include a recipe that goes with the package theme. If you want to go all out, you could find a cookbook that fits your theme, but a recipe is all I'm asking for.
ENJOY! and Bon Voyage!