I know this Alexander Henry fabric has been around for awhile, and I've seen it used as aprons, skirts, dresses, kitchen towels, etc. etc. etc! I still love it though, and I decided to use it for some baby items. I love the modern look of the apples and pears, but I also LOVE ric rac and decided to add a little vintage feel with polka dots and ric rac. Do you think it works as a cute set? I'm pretty happy with it, and most definitely will be making my own little Isabella a set of her own!
I also love how soft and cuddly chenille fabric is for baby items. I backed the bibs with it. I don't like the mess it makes all over my sewing room, however! I made another pink and brown bib for my baby and let her use it before giving it a good wash in the washing machine. When I took it off of her, she looked like she had "Grandma Beads!" Do only Southerners know what that is, or is that a universal thing? Ha! I also was pulling some of the fuzz out of her mouth, so I definitely suggest washing any bibs made with chenille before putting them on your baby! No one likes eating fuzz...yuck!
I do love ric rac and use it whenever I can. I decided to do three rows here because it looked a bit "Christmasy" when I only used the apple green on the red. Adding the pink rows helped that out a bit.
This burp cloth is a little different than the ones I usually make with the band of fabric along the bottom. I like doing it this way when I have some cute fabric I want to showcase. This way is pretty easy. Just sew a strip down the middle and you're done! Now that I've upload these pictures, I notice that a few chenille fuzzies made their way onto this burp cloth...
I've got to get busy making something for boys...don't meant to be slighting the fellas! I've got two boys and think boys are great! I think my 5 year old, Aidan probably gets the most excited (out of all my children) when I make something for him. Doesn't it warm your heart when your children appreciate what you do for them? ...just makes you want to do more, doesn't it?