Monday, February 2, 2015

Block 2 'The Vintage Kitchen' - apron...

Yay! It's the beginning of the month and I have the next free block in "The Vintage Kitchen" BOM to share with you.
February's block is a sweet apron...

The free pattern is HERE to download.

Block 1 is still available as a free download in case you're new to Elefantz and would like to stitch along with this BOM...

I've sold out of all the kits, but if you're in Australia I still have a few pieces of the retro kitchen fabric available HERE on Etsy for purchase...
For those overseas who are after this print it's called "Home Ec", by Michael Miller from way back in 2009.

If you'd like to stitch this BOM is softer colours but aren't sure how it will look, you're going to love how my friend Fee has made this block!
She's chosen Tilda fabrics and a variegated thread...

I've seen a number of completed Block 1's (baking) popping up on Instagram, so if you're an IG gal and stitching these blocks each month use the hashtag #thevintagekitchen so I/we can find you.
 You'll find me on IG as @jennyofelefantz

Don't forget, if you missed Block 1 it's still free to download HERE.

My block 1 and also Fee's pastel version...

I cannot tell you enough how incredibly grateful I am to those who voted for my in the 2015 Craftsy Blogger Awards. Photographing my designs for you to see close-up how to stitch them is a true delight for me, and now I've been awarded this generous endorsement to display here on my blog all year...thank you dear readers. xx

As the calendar has now flipped over to February I have removed a few patterns from my shop and replaced them with some new 'older' designs...


Throughout February you can purchase the full 6-pattern set of Holly Bird Designs for 40% off!
Originally $19.95, it's yours for only $11.95 until February 28th HERE in the shop as an instant pdf download...

Go HERE to see close up photos of all six projects in this set. 
It's never too early to start stitching for Christmas is it?

  Have a fabulous Monday! 


  1. I love the apron, Jenny. I'll be tracing it out today. Fee's block one looks great in the pastel colours. Thanks again for sharing this with us. xx

  2. Congratulations! You take beautiful photo's. Lovely stitcheries. The apron is very cute.

  3. Hi Jenny, I am catching up with friends on this snowy cold day. Yesterday we had rain that turned to snow. We are in a winter advisory until latter this evening. The wind has been blowing and it is cold, but the driveway and steps have been cleared. I enjoy seeing what others are stitching. Have a great day. Your Friend Shirley@shirleystitches

    have taken a liking to your vintage stitchery, not sure when i'll ever get to stitch these but hopefully one day. am attempting a bit of chain stitch on a small sewing project i took up (am not a sewer!) it's slow going but am getting there.
    love your stitchings! thanx for showing the pastel version, it puts a very country feel to it
    love your blog

    thanx for sharing xxx

  5. Thank you for block 2..Love the apron block...Love how Fee is stitching them also. I can't wait to get the apron traced out and started on it...

  6. Can't wait to see my Tilda version finished - It is a lovely design. Congrats on your award hun - Very much deserved !!

    Fee xxx

  7. Congratulation Jenny on your award!! I have succumbed and am doing the Vintage Kitchen stitcheries - well I am going to trace them out and have them ready to stitch - for those times when I have nothing to do!!! (as if!!).

  8. Congratulations on the award Jenny - I voted for sure :-) I always love your photography & your pictures often feature in my dreams at night !!!! The apron block is just gorgeous too x0x

  9. Jenny, I'm so excited for you! Congratulations! Your wallaby was a case in point. Beautiful photography! Thank you for this second block - so darling! Fee's version is really cute, too.

  10. Love love love the apron!!!! And what fun seeing your older patterns in your shop again!!!

  11. Congrats on your award Jenny. Thanks so much for block 2 of your BOM. Such a sweet apron. Looking forward to this month's stitching club.

  12. Congrats on a truly well deserved award win Jenny! Your tutorials and pics are definitely amongst the best I've seen!!
    Thanks for sharing your friend's pics....I have to admit that I think I prefer the softer shades....that green is just lovely!

  13. congrats my friend on a well deserved win,i am also loving your designs,awesome news xx

  14. Goodness me, Jenny. Where to start. Congratulations on the Craftsy award. You really did deserve it. Your pictures are amazing. The apron block is so sweet. I need to get started on my blocks. I'm determined to get this quilt done this year. I don't suppose I could get you to send me the fabric if I pay extra huge amounts of money for the postage? Okay, not playing by the The new embroideries in your Craftsy store are from before I found you. One of them I really want to make up for my daughter and her family. I'll be heading over to buy it next. It appears you have been very busy.

  15. Apron of Gentle Domesticity is sew sweet. Thank you for sharing your pattern so generously.
    Thrilled for you winning your award...Congratulations Dear!

  16. Love, love the apron! Big congrats on your award - so well deserved!

  17. Cuántas hermosuras Jenny! Qué laboriosa eres. Te admiro por eso.
    Los bordados del Bom están bellos. Me encantaron las versiones en colores. Muy delicados.
    A bordar se ha dicho!
    Un abrazo!!!

  18. Hello Jenny! I'm Celes :) from Argentina and I've posted about this BOM today in my blog. Thanks for sharing your wonderful designs, I'm already looking forward to stitch March!
    Greetings from Buenos Aires :)


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