I have some really good patterns for aprons that I am excited to use. I like the look of half aprons but I think its somewhat impractical for real cooking or sewing (those darn threads). This apron book I got from Flora for my birthday has so many cute ones. The problem is deciding which one to make first. And I have this pattern from Barbara I've wanted to try out.
I decided to use this Jennifer Paganelli Bell Bottoms fabric with this brown and white polka dot I picked up a bit ago to make the first apron. I cut it out last night and we'll see if I can get some of it sewn up today. These were both in my stash by the way.
Now July is supposed to be use it up month for me and its going just so so. It has certainly made me more aware of purchases, specifically in the sewing/quilting area. Our kids computer bit the dust this month so buying a new Mac for them kind of took the wind out of my no spending sails, plus it was my husband's birthday. Oh well.
For me, so far, I did make a few purchases of some fabric and a little pouch from I Heart Linen. I have some similar hardware to make some pouches myself and I've been wanting to make them for a while but I haven't figured it out yet. (But I'm certainly not going to copy her item or sell pouches.) My spring frames are mostly larger but she does such great work that I thought I might learn something from her techniques and in the mean time have a little pouch that I can put my cell phone in, money or anything I want to carry in a mini bag.
I am going to make a sewing apron for me from the bee fabric and the other 2 fabrics are additions to projects planned. I know they were not NEEDS to be honest here. And I did also buy a notion from Quilt Taffy but I'll talk about that another day- really that was a need. And while we are talking Quilt Taffy, plase go read Des's post today. I second her post with trying to email my readers back. And besides that they are having a drawing for free fabric. So go do it.
All in all I give myself a B- for sticking to my goal for July. Hey thats better than an F.