You know, my friends are all pretty amazing. Besides being totally tops people, they are also super-talented. There’s chefs, developers, community workers, curators, scientists, artists, designers, to name but a few. And one of them, Kate, has recently bitten the bullet and gone into business for herself and opened Lune.
Kate’s area of expertise is one that most people would be pretty jealous of- she has mad skills when it comes to whipping up these tasty morsels:
Since you can’t taste them over the internet, let me tell you that they taste even better than they look. I’m certainly no croissant connoisseur, but these buttery delights are enough to make you swoon. She knows what she’s doing, that’s for sure. For anyone living in or visiting Melbourne, do your taste buds a favour and hunt them down- Kate is currently supplying pastries to Station Street Trading Co. (Port Melbourne), Clement Coffee (South Melbourne Market) and Woodfrog Bakery (St Kilda). Check the Where to buy a Lune Croissant page on her website for updates.
Now, for quite some time, Kate has been banging on about a particular style of apron that she fancies- the tablier boucher (now affectionately referred to as The TB). Apparently they are nowhere to be found in Australia, short of ordering them online. When she was around a couple of months ago, I finally got her to show me what she was talking about. The first image result that came up was this one:
Ummm, ok, whatever floats your boat I guess.
Thankfully, this was not quite the look she was going for. Further searching came up with this:
So as a business warming present, I decided to try and make her one. The pattern was easy enough to make up. Using one of her bib aprons as a guide, I drew some style lines on in chalk and once it looked about right I copied the shape to paper and cut out a toile. It only needed a few tweaks but was pretty much good to go. When it came to construction, I very technically… made it up as I went.
The finished TB is made up in 9oz hemp/ cotton twill, available from Infinite Cosmos Hemp on Etsy. The fabric is absolutely perfect- it’s beautifully soft but still sturdy enough to make a durable apron. I think it would be fair to say that she is reasonably happy with it. It’s times like this when being able to give me made gifts is just the best :)
Anyway, let’s hear it for Kate! Yay! Go you good thing!!
And let’s hear it for all our inspirational friends :) Yay!