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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Friday night sewing



My grandtoddlers wear bibs at our house pretty much anytime they eat anything, I don't like them wearing dirty clothes and bibs are  much easier to take off than to change into a clean outfit.  
Their other batch of bibs were getting rather worn so I sewed up a new batch.  



the bird print is my favorite


For the pattern,  I traced around a bib we already had,  then since my tracing was not as straight as it could be,  I just cut it out about 1/2 inch away from the tracing line.
pattern drawn on wax paper

I used a couple yards of a retro fabric bought at a thrift store a few years ago.  
Blogs are like diaries,  I just did a search and found exactly when it was purchased from an old blog post of mine. 
If you are curious,  you can read it on this link.  





I fussy cut each bib so I could center these fun animals on each one.
And I ended up with 9 nice size bibs.




I've used velcro for closures but it seems to get full of lint in the laundry and  velcro bibs are a little to easy for toddlers to take off.
Ties get tangled and knotted.
So,  I put button closures on this batch,  so far,  I like this method  a lot.  

My toddlers never did smile for the camera but they really liked their new bibs.
Gavin picked out the seal one and Elizabeth chose the cat and mouse one.


And just in case  because I said I don't like for them to be dirty, that they don't have fun,
 well,  I should of said I  don't like for them to run around in food-dirty clothes.
It is very warm today and we had rain over the weekend that left their sandbox full of water.
So for play time,  they played in the water in sandbox.  It kept them happy for 2 hours.
We came in at noon and put on clean dry clothes,  had lunch, story time and naps.  

23 comments:

  1. Those are just darling! That fabric is perfect!

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    1. Thank you Betsy, My Aunt Ann likes to say things are darling, you just gave me a sweet memory of her.

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  2. Wonderful bibs and I LOVE that fabric. Bummed that you picked it up at a thrift store, for me at least. How fun for the kids to pick out a different one each day.

    blessings, jilly

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    1. Hi Jilly, this fabric is so cute and quirky, it is too bad it not being made anymore. It did not have any markings on the selvage so I don't even know how to look it up on Ebay and see if any more is available.

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  3. Such cute bibs!! I keep my grands in bibs as well when they are around, somebody is always teething or eating it seems. I like the idea of the button, for now the velcro works best for me as they tend to grab each other by the bibs sometimes when they don't share nicely! HA

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    1. Oh Debby, I know just what you mean. Thankfully 99% of the time, G and E don't act out toward each other. But you never can predict what toddlers will do, do you?

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  4. Those bibs are wonderful! Rhonda, you did such a great job on these. I'm sure they love the fun little animals. How nice that you can help raise them, they are blessed little tikes and you will always have a closer relationship with them because of the time you've spent with them.
    Hugs, Cindy

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    1. thank you Cindy, I am following you on Pinterest and enjoy looking at your pins. When I saw the natural colored dining chair with the slipcover with ruffles down the back, I knew it was perfect for you, have you got plans to make it?

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  5. Cute! We go through bibs around here too...:-) Haven't tried buttons but I do like bibs with snaps rather than velcro. They can rip the velcro ones right off their necks, plus the reasons you mentioned with washing!

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    1. Mary Ann, I like snaps too but I just don't seem to be great at attaching the ones with the gun. And I don't like sewing on the other kind.
      Which kind do you use?

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  6. I love the fabric! Buttons have never crossed my mind. I'll have to add buttons to the bibs that I have. ~A great idea! Thanks

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    1. Hi Lori, I like that retro fabric so much too, too bad it is not still available. I like the buttons very much, especially for toddlers.

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  7. The bibs are adorable but so are G & E in them! :-)

    hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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    1. Thank you Heidi, it is always nice to hear from you.

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  8. Love the bibs and material. Very nice project. I just found your blog and am so happy I did! Your grandchildren are adorable, too!

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    1. Hi Sue, thank you for the compliments, I am blushing :)
      I've been to your blog, all your needlework is just amazing.

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  9. Oh my goodness!! I want to make bibs now!!! How fun!!! How sweet those grands look in them!!!

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    1. Hi Val, with all the gifts you make, bibs would be a piece of cake for you. They are fun to make and sew up fast.

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  10. Those bibs are the cutest! Thanks for the tip on liking the buttons better than velcro. I hope to have a reason to make these one day. ;-)

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    1. Hi Sharon, I hope you have a reason to make some bibs in the future too :)

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  11. So stinking cute! Love the material.

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    1. Hi Susan - so nice to hear from you, is it about time for your spring break?

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  12. I love the bibs! Nice job! Those are CUTE prints.

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Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda