July Monthly Report

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Happy August! It's time for July's monthly report. See past reports here.

I started a bunch of flowers from seeds this year, including these snapdragons. They are the perfect dusty purple color, Potomac Lavender.

If you follow my blog through Bloglovin', you may have missed my last blog post! I released a new pattern, the Snack Size Pincushions Pattern. It features six different paper pieced pincushions that finish at just 2" each.

Check it out here: Snack Size Pincushions

I worked on a lot of smaller projects this month, including a much needed oven mitt! I had an Orla Kiely for Target one that we used for years but it was in really bad shape. So I traced it and made a new one. I'm so SO happy with how it turned out! I used a layer of batting and a layer of Insul-brite* on the inside, with these lovely cotton/linen prints from Framework by Ellen Baker*.

This past weekend was our annual Wisconsin retreat, so I headed out west to hang out with friends and sew! It was lots of fun and of course I had to make a little something for everyone.

I made magnetic needle minders! I used this tutorial as a guide. I already had the fabric cover button kit so all I ended up needing to find was some magnets. I ended up ordering these ones*. They are quite strong! It was fun to use up some scraps, and I dressed up the cards with my Cricut Maker*.

I made a couple drawstring bags in July, including this big one to gift a quilt. This is the Laundry size from my Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern. I started with this Paris Market* fabric by 3 Sisters and paired it with black yarn-dyed Essex Linen and some muslin. It's finished off with black paracord.

I set these fabrics aside months ago for a drawstring bag, and finally got around to stitching it up last month! This is the Project size from my Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern. I just love this puppy polka dot* print by Alexander Henry. They make some of the best novelty prints. The accent is from Black & White* by Cotton and Steel and the neon pink paracord is from Walmart.

To keep myself accountable for my stash goals, I track my yardage for fabric and yarn each month. Read more about how I track here. Here is how I did in July:

July Fabric
Used up: 4.75 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -4.75 yards
Year to date: -44.25 yards

July Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: -426 yards

It felt like my "used up" number should have been higher this month because I did finish a lot of projects. They just all happened to be pretty small! No fabric purchases for July, but brace yourselves for August. Let's just say I came home from camp with some fabric! No yarn activity this month, but I did pick up one of my mitten projects again, so that's happy!

George bun! He loves to sit on top of our floor pillows. It's pretty darn cute :)

Have a Great Month!

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  1. The cutest picture of George yet. How old is he now?

  2. Yes, how old is George now? He is just the cutest. Love that big laundry bag!

  3. Is that a piece of kibble on the floor pillow or did George leave you a present?! He's really cute!


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