Sex and the City2 Giveaway WINNER!

The morning passed by and still I hadn’t connected with a Random Human to choose the lucky winner of the Sex and the City2 Tie One On…Giveaway kaboodle. Fretting a tad, I made ready to head out to the grocery, where surely I’d find my RH.

Just as the door was shutting behind me, the telephone rang, and why I re-entered the house to catch the call, Ill never know. But thrilled I am that I did so, for the caller was Claire Steele of Jessie Steele Fine Hostess Aprons and the designer of Charlotte’s cupcake apron , the impetus to the Sex and the City2 Giveaway!

Within a blink, we were chatting as Southerners tend to do, the time between introduction to familiarity mere seconds. Claire is originally from West Virginia, so she is no stranger to such ease of transition. We marveled that our passion for aprons had yet led our paths to cross…a situation we plan on putting to rest one day very soon.

As sweet as her cupcake design, Claire graciously accepted my request to be the Random Human and choose the lucky winner-of-the-whole-kaboodle: #32 JKW! (Janet, please email me with your contact info)

To everyone who entered, thank you for loving aprons – the humble icon that connects us to women of earlier generations.


Tie One On…an apron, of course!

Sex and the City 2 Tie One On…Giveaway!

I was such a fan of Sex and the City as a television show. I liked catching up with the girlfriends on a weekly basis because that’s how life really is – a compilation of short and sweet moments more often than ninety minute obsessions. Because we so missed them, the Sex and the City movie was a huge success. I wish SJP had left it at that, but apparently there were just too many loose ends that needed tidying and too many fashion statements yet to be made.

Despite a declaration to my uninterested spouse that I was over all things Sex and the City, fashion is reason enough to see installment 2. And so I found myself clicking on the Sex and the City 2 internet links that popped up over the past month everytime I launched a browser. One such link took me to this photo – of Charlotte tying one on… !

How exciting, for the old fashioned symbol for domesticity to be donned by the movie’s glamorous homemaker! Yet, how disappointing the apron is from Anthropologie and not the design of an independent apron entrepreneur. Oh, what it would have meant to any of us to have Charlotte tie on one of our creations.

And so I decided to showcase my apron-designing friends and their goods with a Sex and the City 2 Tie One On…Giveaway! One very lucky winner will receive a gift package from:

Rebecca Anderson shares her love of quilting and aprons through Rebecca Ruth Designs, where she translates her award-winning quilting talent to the art of felting, soft dolls and animals, and aprons.

IceMilk Aprons is a gourmet line of heirloom aprons, beautifully executed in linen by heirloom designer Ashley Leckey. From packaging to monogramming, Ashley brings a touch of class to aprons.

From her sewing parlour in Aurora, Minnesota, Mary Mulari has been teaching and writing about creative sewing since 1983. With appearances throughout the U.S., as well as guesting on PBS’s “Sewing with Nancy,” Mary is known for her hand-drawn apron patterns, which are reminiscent of folk art and how pattern making used to be done.

Cindy Molitor’s collection of vintage tablecloths and all manner of retro linens are the inspiration to her Retro Revival line of gifts and accessories for personal and home use. The time and attention Cindy spends on each product is reflected in the quality of the finished item.

Two Sisters Traveling Boutique is the creation and passion of sisters Kathy Carter and DeDee Birdsall. Two Sisters offers a wide selection of one-of-a-kind entertaining aprons, vintage key necklaces, altered couture clothing, and much more.

Under the direction of the Price family, Colonial Patterns maintains the integrity of the original Aunt Martha’s vintage transfers, while infusing the company with new textile designs, which include aprons sewn of reproduction dishtoweling. Colonial is included within this entrepreneurial grouping of apron designers because this company is ALWAYS available to donate and support my giveaways, sponsor my National Tie One On Day, sell my books and celebrate any idea I come up with. Chris Price –

And for your apron pocket, a personalized copy of my most adorable publication, APRONISMS

plus, I am putting together a package of yardage from my personal fabric stash, along with “this and that” to assist in the design and embellishment of an apron creation.
Entry is just so easy. Just leave a comment at the end of this blog. This Giveaway ends late evening on Wednesday, May 26th (one day before the movie opens in theatres). One very lucky winner to be announced Thursday morning.
Please share this Giveaway via your networks, and in doing so, you’re supporting handsewn and the independent apron entrepreneur.
Tie One On…an apron, of course!