Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bibs & Blankets

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I’ve been busy sewing things for baby.  I’ve finished some receiving blanket and some bibs.  The receiving blanket is just a single piece of flannel with a hand sewn binding around it (idea from this book).  Its so sweet….and will be stained with baby poop about .002 seconds after he’s born.  The bibs I made by tracing a small newborn bib I had and adding 1/4", then I just sewed them up and added snaps. 

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Last time I had a baby I wasn’t a sewer, so this time around I’m LOVING that I get to sew for my own baby!

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29 comments:

Sara said...

Love the fabrics you used!

everydaychaos said...

I love the receiving blanket! As he gets older he'll love chewing on the corners. :) The bibs are beautiful. I agree that sewing for your own baby is extremely fulfilling; you can put so much love into every piece, and the mistakes don't really matter. I feel like there's also something very timeless about it. Marking the long days waiting for an upcoming baby by making things for him is something women have done for eons. It feels so good. And it's almost as if the finished projects wait with as much anticipation for baby as you do. Plus it's a tangible reminder that baby is coming. Eventually.

Sorry to wax philosophical. My last baby is seven months old now. Is there anything better than babies? Happy nesting! Enjoy every stitch. :)

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

Cute! I've been busy making bibs for my little girl too. Can't see to have enough of them.

Dee said...

too sweet and wish I had been a "real" sewer when my boys were born!

Merry Christmas!

Natalia said...

Very very cute!

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Tailored Trash Queen said...

Those bibs look great! How cute! I may have to try some of these for a friend who has a newborn

Purple Quilter Queen said...

So cute! He will be the little fashion plate!

The Calico Cat said...

I've yet to have any poo poo on anything other than a diaper & the changing table cover! (& I was worried about having to wash all of the stuff that I made. PSHAW. Now that I have typed that, my now 1 year old will get creative!)

Sarah said...

Very cute! I especially just love those bibs!

Tasha said...

So fun. I love them! These bibs are my favorite. I have made them with a couple babies and a favorite gift to people having a baby. Love the blanket idea. So simple, but perfect and special.

sewcurious said...

Your baby will be so stylish in those designer fabrics! I'm looking forward to the time when I have babies and kids to sew for, so much more fun than sewing for yourself =)

a little bit biased said...

Those are great fabrics. That is so fun when you get to create darling baby accessories for your OWN baby! Congratulations!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Loving the fabrics you used on the bibs and binding of the blankie. When I have kids, they're going to have ridiculous amounts of things sewn by me hehe

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Can you ever have too many receiving blankets? Don't think so.

I made a baby quilt for my daughter's Matron of Honor when she had her first little babe. One day she e-mailed me saying she was so upset. He had pooped on it and she couldn't get the stain out. I wrote back that I was delighted . . . that I had hoped it would be used and a part of his babyhood!

Laura said...

I love the little bibs. So cute!

Jennifer said...

These are REALLY cute! I'm sewing the same right now for some friends expecting a baby in a couple of months, I finished the receiving blanket last night and bibs and burp cloths are up next. I love yours!

Leslie said...

you are going to have one well accessorized little baby...you are so lucky to be able to do all this sewing for your baby.

Jody said...

I have a baby bib for my cousin to finish up but I'll be honest...I've never done snaps before! What did you do? What tool did you use? What was your experience like?
Thanks! Congrats on the babe...when is he due?

Chris said...

You are such a good little mommy. Don't let having boys keep you from sewing for them - I sewed for mine and they are 27 and 23 now. And guess what - I now have a little 10 month old granddaughter to sew for!!!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Love your bibs! I just got some of that red American Jane. Wish I had some more of the green Katie jump rope.

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Jenny said...

Ok, I LoVe the fabric that you chose for your projects and the way that your blanket is designed. These will be bookmarked straight away for future inspiration and eye candy.

Sarahby said...

They are so simple that the beauty of the fabric really shows! I love last minute patchwork and quilted gifts.

Rene' said...

Love them. Great fabrics you chose.

Dizzy Little Kingdom said...

These bibs are so "hip"!! Great fabric choices!

Dee
Dizzy Little Kingdom

Jessica said...

Isn't that book you got the receiving blanket idea out of fabulous? I think I've checked it out from the library about 40 times!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Great colorful bibs! I love sewing those kinds of quick projects for babies - easy to finish and great to use.

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