I cant help but think that my latest bunch of aprons have a festive season colouring. It wasn't deliberate, it is just that it turned out that way.
Cherries say 'Christmas' to us in the southern hemisphere. It isn't Christmas if there are no cherries - particularly the very dark ones - so it was just the right time to sew this fabric up.
Now I live in the foothills of the Snowies, not too far from Young and prime mainland cherry growing territory, I need to invest in a couple of cherry trees I think, so I can grow my own 'Christmas'.
My mother kindly gave me this fabric. When she saw the aprons I had been making from fruit and vegetable fabric, she pounced upon this and sent it down. I love the colours and think it makes a very nice apron. It might make a very nice summer dress too!
I am going to make another version of this with black contrast fabric and the maroon bias.
For my veggie growing friends, note my ancient dibber (which I just fixed - phoaw you home handywoman you!).
Then there is this capsicum one. I have made one of this fabric before but the contrasting fabric and bias were round the other way.
Again, I think the colours are right for the season.
Then there is a tomato apron that will go on a journey to Victoria tomorrow. It's going to Nina who is giving it to her friend. I hope they both like it.
I have made a tomato one before - but I prefer this version. I really love all that red and a little black.
For my veggie growing friends - note the dirty gloves, the worn out thongs and hats - my gardening attire.
Have you been making anything that says 'Christmas' to you?
I am contributing this to My Creative Space. There are lots of Christmas-themed handmade things there this week (and other lovely things). Take a look at how creative people are.