Thursday, August 26, 2010

Little Bit Modern...Little Bit Retro...

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?


  1. Those are seriously cute! HUGE props for being able to make them, I don't think I have a creative gene in my body! Happy New Friend Friday.

  2. Those are sooooo cute! I have a brand new nephew so I'd love to see your boy patterns. Happy Friday Follow day! Already a follower. Just saying hi. Hope you'll swing by and do the same.

    Have a great weekend.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  3. Hello, visiting from new friend fridays! You have a lovely blog!

  4. I just made the exact burp cloth a few days ago - same fabric and everything. :)

  5. Visiting from the Blog Hops! I love your site. I can't wait to get to know you better. Stop by when you get the chance. I have a Meet Me Monday blog hop and I would love if you could join in. Hope to see you then!

  6. I am hosting a party over at Sassy Sites today too! I would love to have you join us and show off your fun blog! Come by and say hi and grab a button! oh... AND come and sign up for our giveaway too! $50 Gift Card in Vinyl Lettering!! xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  7. Thanks for linking upat Making Friends Monday! I already follow your great blog! Have a great week!

  8. Hi! Found you from Hop! I'm hosting an Etsy mom feature right now and giveaway who is making those same bibs and burp cloths. They are soooo adorable and am jealous of your sewing ability :)

  9. Hiya! I'm a new follower from Making Friends Monday!!

    Visit me at Southern Expressions

  10. I am your newest follower. I aspire to be you with the sewing bug. My daughter and I have tried to sew, but no luck. I hope your blog can inspire me to make cute things. I hope you can follow back at
    God Bless,

  11. Thanks so much for linking up for our Tuesday Blog Hop! I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll stop by and follow me back! :)


  12. So cute! You have a new follower! What a great blog! Come and visit Mama's Little Chick.

    Mama Hen

    Come and join my blog network!
    Mama's Little Nestwork

  13. I am now following you thanks to Tuesday Blog Hop and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog! Plus, don't forget, if you need any help increasing your blog's traffic or easy HTML tips, you know where to come!
    Today we talk about how to create a pop-up window, so come on by to find out that and more! Happy Tuesday!

  14. New follower from the monday linkup.

    Cute bibs! I hate sewing with chenille but its so soft and comfy.


  15. Hi there! Im a new follower! Can't wait to read more!

  16. Hi

    I'm a new follower...your blog is absolutely lovely :)I would love it if you could follow back at


  17. those are SO cute...Just have a few minutes to blog glad that I stopped here....Have a great week.


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