I broke one of my rules... a very recent one that I came up with... regarding not buying fabric until I have completed the project that I'm presently working on. In the same outing, when I purchased the fabric for my bib apron that I made from the "A is for Apron" book, I spied an adorable little piece of pink tulip/geometric print flannel. I bought what remained on the bolt after holding it up to me to see that it measured from my waist to just past my ankles. Perfect, I thought, to make pj bottoms. Just the right amount... if I only had one leg, I realized when I got home. I would need twice as much because with 45" width fabric, the front and back pieces can't fit side by side when the fabric's doubled to cut out 2 of each piece. Not to be discouraged, I decided to make capri length, so I returned to the store to get a coordinating fabric to make a border which I turned up into a cuff. (I slept in them last night and the cuffs stay turned up because I tacked them in a few inconspicuous places.) Rickrack instantly transforms anything into a party, so I added a row of that to tie the two pieces of fabric together. The pjs turned out cuter, I think, than if I hadn't been forced into rethinking my original plan and they are so soft... like sleeping with a cuddly kitten. To complete the look, I will make a fabric transfer with the words "nitey nite" to scrawl across the front of a short sleeve top or tank.
O.K., so now that this project is completed, I give myself permission to look for the perfect fabric to make another apron from the "A is for Apron" book. This time it will be to wear out-n-about over a summer top and a pair of jeans rolled up on the bottom or a pair of capris with some gingham-patterned flip flops. I'm thinkin' summer...
Feb. 13, 2009
Today's mileage: 2 mile morning walk
Total monthly mileage: 34.5 miles
Bible reading? Done.