I recently made another Apron, which I have since sent North to Canberra, to our friend Madi. As I am keen to release this as an individual pattern, (It was published in Homespun Vol.11 Number 10) I took some photos of Michaela for a possible pattern cover.
Gah! What a frustrating time we both had. I love our current home, especially it’s setting in amongst the gum trees, but at this time of year, it makes it really hard to get enough light to take a decent photo.
I got lots of cute photos, but struggled to get one that shows off the aprons features, nicely enough to grace a pattern cover. The light in our old house was excellent, as you can see from this equally cute photo of Michaela 2 years ago…
This was the prototype Apron, (made for our friend Kaitlin) and Michaela was only Three in this shot.
This photo was taken a year ago, right before I posted the Apron to Sydney, for the Homespun photography. Perhaps I need to take a leaf out of their
book magazine and find someone who is happy to volunteer the use of their light and bright kitchen.
I already know that I need to find another little boy to model Rory’s apron – he has been very clear that he does not want to appear in it. He is, however, very happy to wear his apron and hat to cook. This is a photo I took to show Homespun the project, 2 years ago, with limited co-operation (and a pinned on pocket). He said I could take the photo, if he didn’t have to smile – a stance he maintains to this day.
Strangely enough, I would like a happy child to model my work.
Do your children willingly model your creations for the camera? What’s your secret?