Monday, 12 July 2010

Chef's Apron

It is my aim to try and do a little crafting every day this week, even if I only make one card per day! This is possible because DD has unexpectedly gone to spend the week being spoilt rotten by her Nan (my Mum - hi Mum if you're reading this!!!) We dropped her off on our way home from our nephew's Christening yesterday, which was a lovely day.

So, I had a busy morning dog walking and food shopping (ugh!) then after a spot of lunch I headed into the Crafty Corner and made a card. Just one (how unlike me!) However it is a unique kind of a card, so one is fine! The fact that I am rather pleased with how it turned out is also good!

It is for my cousin James (no, really?) who is a Chef, for his birthday in August. I find men's cards so difficult, so whilst wondering what would be appropriate for James I came up with the idea of an apron. I also made a couple of kitchen utensils, a wooden spoon and a spatula and popped them in the apron pocket along with a little sentiment ticket. I did contemplate digging out my sewing machine and actually sewing the pocket on, but that seemed like a lot of effort for one card - I also think that once I start sewing on my cards, I might become a little addicted!

Carole x


  1. WOW fab card carole and what a great idea for a chef, brilliant, well done...

    maria x

  2. Great idea for a male card!

  3. What a fabulous card Carole!
    Go on, get the sewing machine out and use it on your LOs!! I can attest though that it IS addictive!
    Sue xx
    p.s. did you get my email re Kraft paper? I'm having some ISP problems and don't know if all emails are getting through.

  4. Carole, you clever gal, this is wonderful!!!!!! I adore it!!!!!!

    What a wonderful idea, I just love everything about it, and may have to try this myself (if alright with you :)
    what a perfect and really different male card. So nice to see something lovely for males for a change other than the usual themes.
    I love too how you could so easily adapt it to suit whoever you send it too, or whatever the occasion.
    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done Carole.

    Also, sorry I've not been intouch lately, I'm so behind on everything including my blog comments to everyone, must get that sorted out :)

    My Mum and Dad are coming over today and things are still a totally hectic, I promise to mail you soon :)
    Suzie xxxxx :)

  5. Hi Carole

    Another fab card from the Craft Corner. So nice to see something a little different for one of the male of the species LOL!!!

    Thank you again so much for sending me through your tickets - they're fab. Enjoy your peace and quiet while it lasts - what's DS up to?


  6. wow fab idea, lovely card Carole, well done, Jan x

  7. i dont spoil her at all loved the card you made for James such a clever girl