Pohutukawa Blossoms, I must admit, are completely foreign to me. I’ve never seen one, never heard of them before now, and I’m really not sure how to pronounce that name. But they are lovely, particularly when they’re recreated on fabric that’s been sewn into the loveliest little apron by a friend on the other side of the world.
I received my Pay It Forward gift from Embejo. Embarassingly, it came on Saturday, and I’m just now getting around to posting it. But trust me, it is adorable. She’s sewn the cleverest apron, with a handy big pocket on the front. Here, I’ve stuck a slip of paper in the pocket so you can see the scallops on the top edge:
It’s my favorite style, too: the full-front apron with tiebacks and a square neck. Don’t get me wrong, the couture aprons are all darling, and the half-aprons that go just around your waist are dainty and cute, but I’m not dainty, so I rarely look cute in them. This is a perfect apron. Thank you, E!! I love it!!!
(By the way, I now know that the Pohutukawa tree is a native New Zealand evergreen and that it produces brilliant red blossoms from November to early January. It’s commonly known as the New Zealand Christmas Tree. )