Monday, April 11, 2011

Scrappy Bibs

You might be wondering why so many projects of mine are baby related lately. There's good reasons for that, but first let me tell you about the adorable bibs I created a couple of days ago. Early last week I got inspired by this Scrappy Baby Bib Tutorial at Zaaberry! I loved her scrappy bibs, so I decided to make some too. Heaven knows, I have plenty of scraps!

I gathered some coordinating scraps of fabric, cut them into strips, and sewed them together. Then I added a piece of flannel to the top and bottom ...


I followed the tutorial at Zaaberry by placing my bib pattern over the fabric and cutting it out. I used a plain piece of flannel for the back, and I attached a piece of fusible fleece to the underside of the bib front. I didn't need to buy any fabric for this project -- all pieces were scraps I already had!

Now to tell you why I am making all these baby items. You must know by now that my youngest daughter and her husband are expecting a baby boy in...


Several weeks later another little grandson will join my son, his wife and their two little girls in...


And finally a baby girl will be joining my daughter, her husband and their two little boys in...


That's right. Three grandbabies due in June, July and August! Now, I ask you, "Could it get any better than that?" My answer... "Actually, yes!" Because those three little newborns will join the four granddaughters and four grandsons we already have! Life is very, very good for this granny!


And that is why most of my sewing projects {of late} center around babies!

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15 comments:

Dara Lynn said...

Those are precious!!!!!!!

Renee said...

Those are super cute!

Southern Gal said...

I knew about two, but three? Wow! You are blessed. I'm loving the baby items you're sharing.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The bibs looks very nice! Three more grandchildren, each one month apart from the other. Will the cousins live nearby each other? If so, they will have instant playmates!

Mia said...

Babies, babies all around!! I am so excited for all these babies coming this year. Love all the adorable stuff you are making for them.

Haley said...

Would you want to share your template? I love the shape. Thanks.

Suzanne said...

Haley, I'll be happy to share the template later this week! ;o)

Julie Harward said...

Congratulations on the darling bibs and the grands to come...us too, a little girl the end of August! ;D

Judy said...

I love these! Congrats on your three new little ones.

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

wow,, 3 new grandbabies right in a row. That is a blessing indeed. Congrats.

Ruby said...

These are so beautiful! Thanks for the link-up!

Meaghan said...

Congratulations! It must be so exciting for you. These bibs are so cute!

Our really empty nest said...

Congrats that is so exciting! Well, unfortunately I am not going to be a gma quite yet, but I am going to be a great aunt soon, so I better get busy, thanks for sharing Sue

Julie said...

Reading back through your blog tonight, Suzanne...and am so happy for all your new expected additions to the family!!! Very exciting and I am sure glad you can sew like a dream...these babies will be well spoiled by Grandma!!! :)

LuAnn said...

how strange that this blog post came through my email as a new post today - 5/13/11. and I just joined your mailing list about a week or so ago.