Good morning! As I try to write this, I have a rambunctious 14-month-old running around the dining room, throwing toys and torturing the cat. At least the other one is at preschool, ha! Let's see if I can focus long enough to write a post...
While going through the folder of project photos on my computer, I realized I never showed you the baby gifts I made before the holidays. We had 4 (FOUR!) babies join our circle of friends in the late fall of 2011. I decided to make the ever practical and popular gift of bibs and burp cloths to welcome these little ones.
I picked modern, non-baby fabrics for these, and loved how they turned out! Some of the fabric choices were inspired by Keli, owner of our sponsor shop Drygoods Design Online (where I actually purchased most of these fabrics). Did you know she hand-makes items for sale too? Check out her shop Bread & Salt, I love her modern take on classic gifts.
I hammered these out assembly-line style, following that same bib pattern by Chickpea Studio I'd used previously. This is such a simple straightforward project and the result is so cute, I love it.
I did have an issue with every single one of my bibs, the fabric puckered in the spot where the top-stitching ended and closed the opening. I'm not sure why, I probably should have been more careful when pinning my fabrics...?
I paired these bibs and burp cloths with favorite board books and a little card, and off they went to their brand new recipients!
For Karina (I skipped the burp cloths for this one):
I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday. What are some of your favorite baby gifts to make? Have you successfully used "non-baby" modern fabrics to make baby gifts?
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