Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Boy Bibs!

You won't find a spot of pink or a flower on these drool catchers! If you haven't been following "Celebrate the Boy 2011" over at Made by Rae... you're missing out! Sometimes it seems like boys get the shaft when it comes to cute handmade items like bibs, pants, and the like. Well I decided Eli needed a few new fun boy accessories that are not only modern but all boy!

I own a handful of baby sewing books by the likes of Amy Butler and Lotta Jansdotter to name a few, and these bibs and drool bandannas are both from Lotta's baby sewing book! They were quick and easy to sew up, which is a prerequisite for me these days!

Apparently I hate blue... but thats ok - if we happen to have a girl someday, we'll be ready!

The pattern for these bibs actually had a rounded bottom but I squared them off for better coverage, and I think it makes them unique from store-bought bibs.
Who knew a few scraps from other projects could go so well together? A little Tufted Tweets from Sister's quilt... a little Alexander Henry from a tote bag, and a titch of Full Moon Dots and Katie Jump Rope (which I can't seem to be rid of!) Well, not that I hate them but I've been using up scraps for what seems like ages and I'm tired of looking at them! Maybe I just need to go fabric shopping, right? Right! Oh wait, I already did! Sherbet Pips just became available at The Fat Quarter Shop - what are you waiting for?! Snag a few charm packs or FQ stacks!

One of my quilts is featured over at Sew We Quilt in the banner! How fun!
I just love March... green IS one of my favorite colors!


Carolyn said...

Drool bandana? I love it! And he looks adorable in them!

Lisa said...

So cute! Nice way to use up the leftovers. Eli is just adorable.

Beth said...

I think they are super cute, and the flat bottom is great! I have been making some bib sets by dumping out my scrap bin, and sorting until I find a theme to sew together!

...julia... said...

those bibs are super cute and I love the bandana idea... I might have to use that sometime.

congrats on the feature!!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Gee whiz--what a perfectly cute model!

I agree that boys miss out on crafty goodness. If I ever have a son I am determined to give him equal sewing attention. :)