Sunday, February 15, 2009

Round 5 - Swap Details

I am so happy to announce the next round of the Flirty Apron Swap! I made a sweet friend in EllynAnne Geisel and she has a wonderful new Kitchen Linens book that will be published soon. In honor of this historic author, my latest swap will involve YOU finding wonderful kitchen linens (tablecloths, placemats, runners, towels) and re-mixing them into Flirty Aprons. I cannot wait to see your creations!!

Flirty Apron Swap V
-Vintage Linens Remix

Last Day to Sign Up: March 17, 2009

Last Day to Mail Packages: April 20, 2009

Welcome to the latest round of the Flirty Apron Swap! You will make an adult size apron using vintage linens (or reproduction fabric) for your known pal and your (different) unknown pal will make one for you and include a linen item (placemat set, tablecloth, runner, tea towels).

Please complete the registration form HERE and read the Rules and Package Requirement posts as well. With registration software, I can only take 100 registrations. So, sign up quick to guarantee your spot! Be sure to grab a swap image and post it on your blog to share with your friends. The more the merrier!!

I have also posted links to various patterns and tutorials on the right sidebar. I'll keep adding to that list as I find sites. Remixing old into new is such fun, and I know you'll enjoy this swap!

AFTER YOU REGISTER, come back here and leave a comment so everyone else can see who is IN!!

Vintage Linens Remix Package Requirements

Flirty Apron Swap V
- Vintage Linens Remix
Last Day to Sign Up: March 17, 2009
Last Day to Mail Packages: April 20, 2009

Package Requirements:
Here’s a swap that is perfect for re-emergence of frugality and using what we have. We are going to make flirty, girlie aprons by remixing vintage or vintage reproduction linens that you find while thrifting or at garage/estate sales. Maybe you own some older linens that have holes or stains but lots of usable fabric remains? Here's your chance to use 'em up! You will make an adult size apron for your partner and your (different) unknown pal will make one for you.

You will send your partner:

1. Handmade apron crafted from vintage linens (or reproduction fabric) for your partner to wear with pride. Please lovingly select linens that you would like to receive and make this extra special. A great source for vintage linens is thrift stores or garage/estate sales.

If sewing isn't your forte but you really want to participate, please purchase a repurposed linens apron from one of the talented people at

2. For your add in, you will need to include another kitchen linen in new or nearly-new condition: tablecloth, table runner, placemats, or tea towels. Please try to find an item that matches your partner's kitchen theme or colors if that information is provided.

3. Old-fashioned recipe of your choice. Maybe you make a great Buttermilk Pie, or Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies. Or, you can just rename a favorite recipe to sound "vintage".

4. Handwritten note revealing your identity to your partner along with your email address so a thank you can be sent.

Wrap it up nice and send it out by April 20, 2009!

Swapping Rules

Flirty Apron Swap V
–Vintage Linens Remix
Last Day to Sign Up: March 17, 2009
Last Day to Mail Packages: April 20, 2009

By signing up for the Flirty Apron Swap, you agree to the following:

1. To reply to my assignment email within 48 hours, acknowledging receipt of your partner and letting me know you’re still playing.

2. To remain anonymous; if you need to ask your partner a question, send a message through me or use a secret email account that does not have your real name attached (test it first).

3. To joyfully create an apron that you would love to receive, washed and pressed so it’s wonderfully fresh for your partner.

4. To mail your package no later than April 20, 2009, using USPS Delivery Confirmation or other tracking, and to email me at with the tracking number so I know you’ve met your mailing commitment.

5. To email me when you have received your package, and to copy me on your thank you email to your unknown partner who worked so hard on your apron.

6. To have fun! All interested participants will be invited to author on the Flirty Apron Swap blog and will be able to post pictures of aprons-in-progress, comments and giveaways. The more the merrier! Since this is a secret partner swap, you post as many photos and details as you want!!

Look at these aprons!

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful Valentine creations!! Hope you're ready for the next round of swapping goodness.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Come help me come up with a name for my ETSY store for a chance to win this apron.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sew Along Updates?

Hi Ladies,

I'd love to hear about your Flirty Valentine Aprons. One I made is at the top modeled by "Rosie", and one I received is at the bottom of this post, the infamous Smoochie by EllynAnne Giesel.

Please leave a comment with a link to updates and/or post on the Flickr group. I LOVE this holiday!! "Love" - hah! Didn't mean to be "punny"!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ready for the next swap?

Hi ladies,

I'm just wrapping up my latest swap with Lucy. We've had so much fun ... so many giveaways, great communication with participants, almost 90% of aprons mailed with the last few in daily contact with us ... I hope you were able to be involved in our first club swap.

How is your Flirty Valentine Apron Sew Along coming? I've seen some great pictures on the Flickr Group. IF you're sewing a Valentine's apron, please share pictures with us! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Leave a comment and become a member of the Flickr Group.

So, are you all just about ready for a new Flirty Apron Swap? I've got a sweet one planned, so hope you are ready to be creative! Sign-ups begin here soon!