We are at
17% 30% of the needed aprons. We would love several more people to pledge to make them, so please let me know if you're willing and/or post on your blog about the apron drive. Thank you so much to Julia, Mariko, Mandy, Sarah, Bekka, Heather, Jamie, and Natalie for signing up already.
Today Binx & I took a fun trip to Fabric Depot (but without the usual stop at Burgerville on the way home. We were too tired for Burgerville, if you can believe that).
Usually it's a wander through the outdoor sale, and a sweep of the various 50% off areas of the store (manager's specials, remnants, clearance). But today we were on a mission to get stuff for aprons, and a pattern to study to see how the heck Amy Butler makes them fall so nicely.
You see, I'm seeking aprons. I need about 40 of them. I'm co-chairing the fundraising auction for Cafe au Play on November 4, and I had this big brainstorm when I was in the shower that all the volunteers should wear jeans and white shirts and handmade cafe aprons, and then they could wear signs that say "Bid on my apron" and we could make money off the aprons. Etc.
As Sarah said about some brilliant idea of hers the other day, "It usually starts when I get out of the shower and email somebody." And that's just how it went down for me and the aprons.
Now I need to make - and beg you dear readers to make - 30 to 40 cafe aprons (waist-down, any kind of fabrics) by November 4. Mariko has already agreed to make one, and to invite some friends of hers who are really excellent crafters to also help.
Is anyone else feeling charitable and apronish today?