Its held each year (this being its second year) in the lovely town of Ballarat. The festival celebrates aprons from the very very olden days to today. They were just gorgeous! There was also an option of entering in a handmade apron, to possibly win a prize, but really, the joy came from seeing them on display! I decided to make one and enter it. I entered it into the 'Best use of colour ' category, which was not hard, and actually meant I didn't have to choose which fabric to use, and used them all!
I made mine by patch working vintage fabrics, then attaching thrifted crochet pockets then I lined the back with a vintage tablecloth making it reversible.
I had never been to the festival before and wasn't sure what to expect, but I was delighted to see a huge beautiful church hall packed with amazing aprons, tables of donated craft and house goods for sale(picture tablecloths, aprons galore, doilies, books etc), areas to get crafty and there was a cute pop up café run by a delightful café in Ballarat, Vegas and Rose who were selling delicious homemade food. I loved it all so much, I browsed once with the fam, then a second time by myself, so I could really take it all in and rummage through everything! Take a look...
Did you go to the apron festival, or been to anything similar? I'd love to know!
Now to wait til the Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival starts up again, that's my next one to attend! I heard they also did a Anzac biscuit festival which is just wonderful, isn't it!!
See you soon,