Apron makers clean up ahead of Guiding trip
Thirteen- year- old Whitby girl Katie MacDonell has started an apron-making business to fund a Girl Guiding trip to Norway.
Along with six other Kiwis, she is planning to attend the 2013 National Scout Jamboree in Stravanga, Norway.
Teaming up with her dressmaker mum, Janet, the pair have designed unisex, women’s and children’s aprons, decorating them with ribbons, frills and even adding detachable hand towels.
Katie said she wanted to try something different to raise the $6000 needed for the trip. ‘‘We hadn’t seen anything like [these] aprons around before,’’ she said.
‘‘They are really fun. We use lots of stripes, spots and floral, we’ve even got a wine glass pattern that’s quite popular.’’
Selling the aprons at craft stalls and women’s expos, they have sold nearly 200 so far, raising more than $ 2000. The aprons range from $18 to $28 each.
Their next event will be at the Wellington Paper Arts and Crafts Show at Te Rauparaha Arena on September 2.
Katie said they still have a long way to go, but the fundraising will be worth it to see the different landscapes and cultures in Norway she said. ‘‘I’d love to see the big fjords and the countryside.’’
To buy an apron, email Janet at email@example.com.
Hungry for Norway: Whitby teen Katie MacDonell, front, models an apron she is selling, with her mum, Janet MacDonell, and Tony Kane, principal of Kapiti College, which Katie attends.