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Friday, July 24, 2009

Giveaway--children's apron!

My mom is really a talented seamstress, and my kids benefit from that! Recently my mom found this free pattern for a fantastic children's apron. She made several and wants to give one away!

Here's Chickie modeling the apron (while baking with my mom, "Grammy.")


The neck strap is elasticised, and the waist strap is a Velcro(TM)-type closure, on the side so kids can put this apron on all by themselves. Adorable, huh?

The winner can choose from several fabrics. (Jellybeans no longer available!)


Here are the rules:

1. Open to U.S. readers and readers in other countries with reasonable international postal rates. (Reasonable as judged by yours truly--go ahead and enter if you're not sure.)
2. Leave a comment with a memory of time you spent in the kitchen as a kid. This is your entry--be sure it includes a way for me to contact you (blog link, e-mail address, etc.)
3. Tell everyone about this contest--feel free to post a link on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Make sure your friends let me know you referred them when they enter...and if someone you refer wins, you'll each get an apron! (Thanks, Mom!)
4. Winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday July 26, and announced that same day. I will attempt to contact the winner(s) that day, and I'll need to hear back from you with mailing address(es) by Monday at 12 noon (CST.) If I don't hear back from at least one winner by that time, I'll do a new drawing. The apron(s) will be sent out on Tuesday July 28.

Good luck!!

**I was not compensated in any way for this giveaway. My mom donated the prize and the shipping. For my disclosure policy, see this post.


Kris said...

These are so cute. I remember always wanting to cook with my dad and trying to guess what spices he put in things if I didn't see what he put in. I was pretty good at guessing because one of my dad's cooking things was that I needed to smell and taste each spice so that I knew exactly what each spice's different qualities were and how it would affect the food I put it in. I do the same thing with my kiddos now. I'm so grateful to my dad for doing that even though I didn't quite get it at the time. It has made me a wonderful (if I do say so myself) cook...who loves to teach others. What good is a gift if you don't share it?

Celeste said...

Such cute aprons! Your Mom is very talented!

My favorite memory of being in the kitchen as a kid was helping my Mom bake her famous (amongst our family) apple pies. She always uses a butter knife to cut a tree or apple or other shape into the middle of the crust. This is something she would always let me do. I want pie.

Jennifer said...

Cute! My cousin and I made molasses taffy with our grandma when I was 7- I remember that it was so sticky while we were pulling it that I got some in Renee's hair and it had to be cut out. Needless to say, it was several years before we made taffy again!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Fun Aprons! My mom worked at a bakery starting when I was in 3rd grade, so she never felt like baking when she got home. I took over--and baked all of the Christmas cookies that year!

Isabella said...


The first memory that comes to mind is my parents letting me do "experiments" in the kitchen (pretty tame really...flour and water mostly). One time they even let me use the pasta machine and make noodles. I don't remember how good those noodles tasted, but we ate them for dinner that night in a soup.

nopinkhere said...

So cute! At least if I don't win one, I can make my own.

I mostly remember licking spoons and bowls. I think that's because now I'm pretty anal about anything with raw eggs in it. And I think it's sad because even when it's something that's safe for licking (pudding), K doesn't want to do it!

BorreroBlessing said...

There are very cute!
I remember that I spent alot of time in the kitchen with my aunt. She is totally THE baker in the family. And as kids, we ALWAYS made cookies and cakes with her. You know, licking the bowl and spoon, rolling the dough,.... It was alot of fun. I even remember the last time I did it, it was summer 2002 when I went back home for two months. We made cookies and I had (!) to do all the work by myself!

beckiwithani said...

Molly is the owner of the jelly bean apron, so I don't want one. However, I want to enter, and if I win, then you can decide which story you liked best and give the apron to that person. :)

Oh, and the first memory that came to my mind is using a broom handle to try to get a renegade hamster out from under the dishwasher.

caryn said...

Such adorable aprons!

Oh gosh I have so many wonderful memories of being in the kitchen with my mother as a kid but my all time favorite has to be helping her the day before Thanksgiving. Our entire extended family, which was about 50, would flock to our house for the holiday and my mother would just flutter around effortlessly preparing the feast. She would let me help prepare all the appetizers and teach me the secrets to her yummy desserts but most of all we would talk and laugh about everything. I lost my mother twelve years ago when I was in my early twenties and these memories are such treasures.

Deanna said...

These look great! I think my earliest kitchen memory is my mother canning apricot butter with fruit from our own tree. We moved away from that tree when I was four but I I wish I could get my hands on some of the results!

Call Me Cate said...

Turns out that smiley face apron would look quite spiffy on my nephew. He spent our week on vacation helping out his Uncle Joe in the kitchen.

All of my early kitchen memories seem to be disaster-related. However, I lived for weekends with my grandparents. Grampa made me turtle-shaped pancakes while entertaining me with his best Donald Duck voice. It was one of my favorite times, standing on the chair to see what was going on and yelling to him when the batter started to bubble.