My Own Little Nonprofit

May 11th

D-ring, mastered
Norwegian detail

The apron business is going well. I know that if I had gobs more time to make a dozen of these to distribute to my favorite coffee haunts, I’d sell them like hot cakes. Thankfully, my friend’s orders are keeping me hopping for the time being. One of the bagel boys recently ordered two aprons for Mother’s Day — one for his Norweigan mama.

Dah. The Apron. Dah. Eeets from from Norway. Dah.

I hit the fabric store yesterday for some new supplies. While I’m making a tidy $50 per apron, I spent $65 on new fabric without batting an eyelash, using two coupons. Needless to say, it is a good thing I’m not in charge of the finances at work, or we’d really be a nonprofit. That said, you can’t put a price on finding a bolt of fabric that immediately inspires. I’m going to be sewinging up a storm for the next few weeks before I leave for the great summer of travel. Totes, book covers, travel supplies…

New supplies for the apron buisness
New fabric from JoAnn's

A business woman I’m not,

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13 Responses

  1. Great apron Kelli. I’m so glad your busy sewing many of them. YAY for you! Have a great day. 🙂

  2. Happy Sunday Kelli! Now, I know you *need* to visit the $2 a lb. Loft here in LA! LOL!

  3. Pretty fabrics! Have fun with the sewing projects.

  4. Oh, but that stack of fabrics is soo cute..Can’t wait to see what you make with them..

  5. i must have missed the post on your apron business…very cool. and those fabrics are lovely! when do you leave for your exciting travels??

  6. patrice May 11, 2008

    lol.. i’m the same way when I sell stuff!

    Vrry cute apron!!

  7. Great fabric choices!

    I, too, am more starving artist than entrepreneur.

  8. Love the norvegian apron! I’m sure a proud mom will be wearing it. And I can’t wait to see all the projects you have in mind.

  9. the apron looks awesome kelli! and i continually run a non profit. fabric is an addiction over here.

  10. Bautiful. My Norwegian blood approves! I love your creativity–such an inspiration.

  11. What a wonderful Norwegian-themed apron and such a perfect gift for the bagel boy’s mother. I’m so glad this is working out for you, Kelli.

  12. yummm. pretty fabrics!