Last month, I stumbled upon a new apron swap - Sarah of Red Gingham decided to host her very first apron swap. I couldn't resist and I requested a swapper from her home country of New Zealand. She promised me a Kiwi partner (isn't that cute?!?).
My sweet partner was Stella; she is a young mommy and new sewer. I'm very excited and proud to show you what may be the sweetest apron I own, straight from NZ!!
Check out this sweet map gift bag
Everything is individually wrapped -- these are NZ local event bookmarks.
Look at this beautiful stationary - she wrote me a sweet note. That's a strip of the fabric she used.
LOOK! Hand-stitched applique, pocket and EMBROIDERY. It says, "Arohanui from (map of NZ)" Arohanui meaning "lots of love".
Then she included some more local touches - NZ lottery ticket (I won $4!), three bars of chocolate-covered "fish" (marshmallow), and a pull-tab can of ketchup - Rip n' Dip! I LOVE IT.
This is so sweet, I am really thinking about framing it. THANK YOU STELLA!!!
Here's the little apron I pulled together ... Stella likes teapots and yellowl; I found different fabric than I was looking for but this is what I ended up with:
I wrapped tied the package with some cute measuring tape ribbon and tucked in a vintage Oregon postcard.
Lots of fun!!