Friday, 15 April 2011

.bibs for boys.

I have a feeling that after seeing the big pile of baby bibs on my sewing table yesterday a few of you are expecting an announcement...
Sorry to disappoint!  They are not for me - although Tommy has already claimed a couple!  It seems that all of my friends are having boy babies lately.  Four years ago I went bib crazy and made a whole heap (remember those, friends?!) with intentions to sell them.  It kinda fizzled but did mean that I had a BIG pile of bibs to give out for baby presents for the next few years.  I've got a little selection of girly-style ones still sitting in the present box, but nothing for the boys.  So, I went a little bit bib crazy again and made another 20.  Friends - stop having boys.  I want these to last me at least 1 year!
I like having a little stash of homemade gifts in the "present box" (do you have one of those?)...it means I can give a thoughtful, handmade gift without the last minute hassle of making something on the spot.
The bibs are lined with polar fleece (soft and absorbent) and I made the bottom of the bib a little wider than usual to cover the clothes better.  They are more suited to older babies/toddlers who make a mess when they are eating.


So that's the story behind the bibs.  If any of my friends reading this have (or have had recently) a baby boy in the next little while - this is what you will be getting!
 
P.S. I LOVED hearing that pretty much everyone else has a messy sewing table!!  If your table is nice and tidy - you are totally the odd one out (and we are all really jealous!)

13 comments:

Emma said...

They all look great!! So hard to find nice things for boys. What's your bib making method? I usually do a towelling (or something absorbent) back so it's just two layers. But I'd love to do some with a flannel layer in the middle with two cotton prints either side??

the woodwards said...

Thats it... I'm going to try and have another baby and after 3 girls this one better be a boy!!!!! Can you save me one ;)

Fiona said...

They all look wonderful. Can I ask where you get those lovely "Make It Perfect" labels made?

Anonymous said...

Noice, very noice.
Love Auntie Lorraine.
xxx

Erin said...

They are beautiful Toni! Go the boys!!!

Creative Corner said...

I too would like to know how you make them! Do you use a pattern or have you just made it up? I have been making your Peek-a-Boo toy sacks as boys birthday presents but the bibs look like a great baby gift!

Simply Smitten said...

Those are the most adorable bibs I've ever seen! I would've loved some of those when my kids were small, and with three girls you would've been able to dig into your 'girl stash'! :)

Little Munchkins said...

I have a tip for you Toni. Snap press. My best friend for things like these. Of course, to me nothing looks better than a button sewn on, but snaps have their uses too.

Here is where I got mine from, if you are interested:

http://www.snapsaustralia.com.au/

Susanne said...

Your bibs are the perfect gift. There is no such thing as having too many. The new moms will be happy receiving them. Love how you added your little tag. I am curious too as to where you found them, or did you make your own? I saw your post on your sewing table....messy girl here too, in fact it was such a big deal to me I made it my mission this new year to clean up my act, and it is an on-going process, is it not?

Aussie Mum said...

Oh to be as organised as you! I always have good intentions but very rarely have gifts ready made - it is always a last minute dash to finish off a small gift in time.

I love these bibs - I have 3 boys so it is lovely to see so many nice fabrics for boys - not always that easy to come by.

BumbleBri said...

Ha :) It's funny you would end on a shout out to all the messy sewing tables out there. I have a sewing machine (that I'm terrified will eat me) and I am always attempting to sew something. Still, with no finished projects and very little progress, my sewing table is & stays a mess!

Ingrid said...

I'd love to see a tutorial please! The bibs are just wonderful. They're something I keep meaning to make but just never have found the perfect pattern (and I certainly don't have fabrics as lovely as yours). I've found snaps work better than velcro for older children... just too easy for them to yank off otherwise!

Louisa said...

I love the bibs! I have a present box too. Mine is mostly filled with receiving blankets and burp cloths. I should expand a bit I guess!

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