I have most of my sewing/crafting tools in a little white thingy with all of these divided compartments and the whole thing spins. I have it from back in the days when I sold kitchen tools at home parties. It's perfect for all of the tools of my trade. When I look over at the cutting table from my desk that's nearby, it makes me very happy to see all of those wonderful gadgets. As is so true with any job, the right tool can make everything a little easier. I have a small addiction to gadgets. I can't help myself, I just love them! Don't they all look so happy in their little spinning holder?
Amy Butler pattern, The Domestic Goddess Apron. There are three different aprons in this pattern and I decided to do the Pleated Bodice Full Apron. I had never used an Amy Butler pattern before and I was very impressed. The directions were super easy to understand, very clear and concise. I'm already planning to make the Half Apron from the same pattern.
Bernina Store where I bought the pattern and fabric and Julie took my picture for me. I think she took a great picture.
I love being able to sew, really, really love it. I love the different things I can make, and the freedom it gives me. I love picking out the materials for a project and then following it through to a finished product. It is a valuable skill and I am grateful to my mother and grandmother for teaching me. If you haven't heard about it, head over to Handmade by Alissa and read about Action Kivu. It's an amazing organization that is teaching women in eastern Congo to sew. These women have to overcome mind blowing obstacles and this organization is giving them a skill set that will empower them to take control of their lives and to feed themselves and their children. It makes me very grateful to live in the country that I do and to have had the advantages that I do. I am so blessed....