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September 16, 2008

Flirty Apron Swap

In August I signed up for a Flirty Apron Swap with some other bloggers on the internet, we were matched up with partners who we didn't know, these ladies were all over the country. This was all done in secret. The theme for the swap was Fantasy Vacations so we had to base our aprons around their fantasy vacation, and include a recipe from that location and some kind of trinket or souviener with ties to that spot. We could list two vacation spots, my partners were to see Hong Kong or Paris, as you can see by the pictures I chose to do Hong Kong. The fabric I found was perfect, I embellished it with ric-rac and a black frog ( like the ones the oriental ladies have on their dresses), I thought that was a pretty clever thing to add. The black accecnt fabric was Chinese symbols printed all over it. I sent recipes for homemade Ham Fried Rice and a yummy Chicken dish called Mrs. Wong's Chicken. I also made a little pendant that had the chinese symbol for the word enjoy, I had wrapped it up and put it in a take-out box. The apron itself I put into a little gift bag that I had made out of the leftover fabrics with chopsticks sticking out the pocket, then when I boxed it up to send I stuffed the whole box with fortune cookies. This was so much fun, our packages had to be sent by Sept. 15th. My partner was Maudina Piper in Pittsburg, PA. I got a thank you e-mail from her today thanking me for the lovely apron and the wonderful stuff that was inside. She said she squeeled at work when she opened it. I haven't received my package yet but when it comes I'll take pictures and this will be a whole different blog entry. This is the apron, notice the frog closure on the top, cute huh!

This is everything I sent in Maudina's package, I forgot to take a picture of the pendant though.

5 comments:

Yarni Gras! said...

that is so beautiful. I do 'theme' packages too....your is lovely. What a lucky partner.

Shortcake and Company said...

What a fun thing to get in the mail. Your partner was lucky, for sure. You always have a way of packaging things so creatively.

frankenpug said...

Very nice! I like how everything went perfectly with the theme!

Alice said...

How fun is that!!!! You are so lucky. I wish I had more time to do stuff like that.

kayejohns16 said...

That is so fun. I bet she was so happy with her gift. She doen't know that her partner just happens to be the most creative and talented gal in the world. Lucky for her. Thanks for making me the adorable apron for my birthday. I love it.