28 August 2011

Cute Aprons & Hampers


I have a selection of aprons to wear when I am cooking and baking. I don't always remember to pop one on and sometimes suffer the consequences.

I have a lovely floral apron that is past it's best really, it has a few bleach marks on it and a few splashes I haven't been able to get off completely. So this one has now been allocated the role of cleaning apron. I also have a cream coloured apron I tend to wear when I am baking and a new frilly apron that I was given for my birthday. I haven't even had that one on yet. My latest aquisition is a rather gorgeous dress-style apron from Buy Cute Aprons, a speciality site for aprons.

When Buy Cute Aprons offered me an apron I found it really hard to choose. There are so many to choose from and they are all a bit special. I eventually settled on what they call the Wrap Apron Victoria. What I like about the apron, is that it looks less like an apron and more like a dress. Of course, being a textile designer by trade I am a sucker for pretty patterned fabrics too. All in all I am really pleased with my choice.

I am really tempted to buy this Gruffalo Baking Set for Cooper. It has a yellow Gruffalo apron, cookie cutters, a recipe sheet, a rolling pin and a wooden spoon.

I know Cooper is still wee, but I like to get him into the kitchen. I pull up a chair so he can stand beside me at my island unit and help. He loves cutting out shapes in cookie dough, adding toppings to a pizza and loves to stir.

Would you like to win an apron from Buy Cute Aprons?

As I am about to announce the winner of the Luxury Picnic Basket, I decided it was time for another giveaway.

To win a cute apron from Buy Cute Aprons just leave me a comment.


For extra entries:

1. Follow my blog and leave a separate comment to say you have done so.
2. Follow me on twitter (@tinnedtoms) and leave a separate comment to say you have done so.
3. Tweet the competition using @tinnedtoms & @buycuteaprons in the tweet and leave a separate comment to say you have done so.
4. Like the Buy Cute Aprons Facebook Page and leave a separate comment to let me know you have done so.
5. Follow Buy Cute Aprons on twitter and leave a separate comment to let me know you have done so.

Yes, that is 6 opportunities to win!

Remember to leave separate comments as each comment is a separate entry.

The giveaway is open to UK residents only and runs until Saturday 10 September 2011.

Good luck everyone.



And now on to the winner of my Luxury Picnic Hamper from Interflora

The hamper is "classic picnic hamper, complete with cutlery and plates for four. It's already filled for that first picnic, with a lavish selection of fine crackers and cheese, dips and preserves, as well as a rich date and walnut cake and a superb bottle of Viognier".

You can find a whole selection of rather wonderful gifts from Interflora, here.




And the winner is.........


Congratulations Lynn. Email me your address and I will have your prize sent out to you.

43 comments:

  1. OH my goodness, that apron is soooo cute!

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  2. That apron is really nice, I never think to put on an apron, but then I'm always in jeans and t shirts and usually they're covered in very unmentionable things from around the farm.

    So when I'm cooking or baking (I DO get changed first) a few spashes of food or flour seem positively nice in comparison!!

    Sue xx

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  3. I forget to wear aprons which is why I don't really buy them - much as I love to admire them - yours is gorgeous. Sylvia has a couple but one is waterproof and is best used for when she want to wash her hands in the bathroom because water gets everywhere but I must remember to put her apron on after her last cooking episode!

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  4. Congratulations to Lyn.
    I'm always terrible when it comes to wearing aprons too, and when I get stained or splashed my husband tells me why aprons were invented. Love your floral one.

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  5. What a great prize!! Lovely aprons too! x

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  6. Such a great prize! Love the adorable apron, and the amazing picnic basket!

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  7. That has to be the prettiest apron I've ever seen! I would love an opportunity to win it!

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  8. Congratulations Lynn!!!!! Such a lovely picnic hamper!

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  9. I have a collection of at least 10 aprons already. I was going to cull them recently but the majority of them (all but 1 in fact!) were given to me as gifts so I didn't have the heart! These ones are so cute though. And congrats to Lyn too!

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  10. what a wonderful giveaway! congrats to the winner

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  11. Congrats to Lynn on winning the hamper.

    I have one apron with the three witches from Macbeth on it stirring the pot. I could do with a new one.

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  12. I already follow your blog :)

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  13. That is a mighty cute apron - but I suppose I'd better give someone else a chance today.
    Oh, and 'thank you' for the congrats. xx

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  14. I follow you on Twitter (makes me sound like a stalker :o)

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  15. I've tweeted the comp @serialcrafter

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  16. I've liked the Buy Cute aprons FB page

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  17. I'm following buycuteaprons on Twitter @serialcrafter

    Thank you

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  18. I adore aprons. Ones to suit different moods and recipes! Lovely blog too x

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  19. Thanks for posting about this! I've been vaguely thinking that I'd like a really cute, possibly a bit goth apron for a while and now know where to buy one! :)

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  20. I'd love another new apron - currently I have three; but none as cute as the one you're modelling!

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  21. I've liked the Buy Cute Aprons FB page.

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  22. Oddly enough, I was hired to do fabric paint flowers on plain restaurant aprons for my Mum's women's group, but I never actually wear an apron either - I have a whole selection of Crap Clothes (I even have a drawer for them) and they're for gardening, cooking, cleaning... after having to move and pack the whole lot of them, I realize I have too many ugly t-shirts, and an apron or three would have cut down on the amount of cruddy clothes I own!!!

    I'll have to check out the site - I don't wear floral anything (I think my backside would look like a sofa) but that looks so gorgeous on you!

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  23. I've tweeted.
    @Corinathecook

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  24. I've tweeted.
    @Corinathecook

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  25. I follow you on Twitter and @BuyCuteAprons

    This is in one tweet as I double tweeted the last comment.

    @Corinathecook

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  26. I love wearing aprons when I'm cooking - each one reminds me of a different food/cooking memory

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  27. I love the apron, and would love to be entered please.

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  28. I am now following you with GFC and networked blogs

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  29. Following @tinnedtoms on twitter as @mumoffunkids

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  30. I tweeted the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/mumoffunkids/status/109169034494357504

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  31. I liked the Buy Cute Aprons facebook pake

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  32. Following Buy Cute Aprons on twitter as @mumoffunkids

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  33. your apron is gorgeous and looks like it would be a better fit than most of my dresses!
    I'd love to win one but don't suppose they do one for expanding bumps!

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  34. I live in Ireland so don't think I can enter - but just had to comment that those aprons are just beautiful!

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  35. This apron is soo cute! I would love to wear it!

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  36. Apron looks great!!!! I love one!

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  37. Oh and I am Louise R.

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  38. These aprons are so cute I love them !!!! Christine Anderson

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  39. The apron is superb! I would love one! Pópulo

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  40. I already follow your blog. Pópulo

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