Yes I am still here. I hope you didn’t give my blog up for dead, dear reader. I’ve just taken an untintentional blog vacation, but rest assured, I have been busy behind the scenes. Sometimes balancing everything is hard; I’m sure every mom on the planet, or just every person, period, could expound on that statement ad nauseam, so I’ll just leave it at that.
Anyways, here’s one of the little things I’ve been working on. Baby bibs.
These aren’t really messy-eating bibs. I intend their main function to be for absorbing the copious amounts of drool my little angel produces on a regular basis. Seriously, this girl can drool.
They were very simple. I just patched together a bunch of fabric scraps, layered them on top of a piece of backing fabric and some batting, sewed around the whole shape of the bib on there, leaving a little opening, and then I turned the thing inside out and top-stitched all the way around. The hardest part was attaching the snaps.
Did you notice that one bib doesn’t have snaps. That’s because I wrecked up a bunch before I got it right, so I ran out. They were difficult little beasts to handle, but they worked out okay in the end.
And I rather like the results.
By the way, all the fabric came from a bag of scraps that I picked up at a fabric store—they have a big bin where the quilting class dumps their scraps, and you can stuff a quart sized bag with them for $5. So that’s the humble origins of these bibs’ fabric. You see, this project comes with a wee confession: I don’t know anything about fabric. Okay, I take that back. I know what I like, but that’s all I know about fabric.
Designers, lines, collections, series, or whatever it is that fabrics are grouped in mean really nothing to me. At all. I guess I know some designer names, but I would not be able to pair the names with the fabrics; no, not if you gave me a million dollars to do it. And I don’t intend on changing that anytime soon, because I certainly don’t need any more arts/crafts supply addictions.
ps. I’m linking this up at skip to my lou.