July 19, 2010

WHEW! It’s been a busy 2 weeks around here! I never expected my etsy store to take off the way it did, and I had a line of projects already stacked up before those orders came in. In 10 days I managed to make 9 shirts, 4 bibs, 2 burp cloths, 3 baby blocks, 2 crayon rolls, and 35 bean bags! All while running my home and taking care of my girls! I took my machine in to the repairman today to be cleaned and oiled. She’s been running hard for me lately and we both need a few hours of downtime.

But before I let her go, I whipped up one last thing I couldn’t keep off my mind–this bib.

(Try not to keel over from baby perfection!)

Chloe is a D-R-O-O-L-E-R. She’s been soaking through a few outfits a day and between the constant stream of baby drool coupled with the bubbles she blows from her reflux, I had to do something to help! I pulled out my stash of baby bibs and found them to all be lacking. They’re thin knit with no absorbability at all. They’re also unoriginal and some aren’t so cute.

You might recognize my Nicey Jane from Sofie’s Easter dress.

I decided to make a nice, thick, absorbent bib. A boy did I accomplish my goal! It’s double sided with 2 layers of flannel in the middle! I decided to steer away from my usual bibs that tie and I put a snap on it. She’s been wearing it all day today, drooling and blowing bubbles on it, and it’s not wet on the other side yet!! She’s thinking about chewing on it, so I know it’ll be plenty wet soon.

I can’t wait to get my machine back so I can whip up more of these to stock in my etsy store. I’m also thinking about making some with a waterproof liner.

That’s a good idea, right Chloe?

9 Responses to “Bib-a-licious”

  1. Betsie said:

    Everything you make is so perfect! The bib and the baby. 🙂 Love it!

  2. Misty said:

    Super cute bibs!! I so remember having to change bibs like 3 times a day! Patrick would soak them in a half hour!

  3. Melanie said:

    So adorable – the bib too! 🙂

    What a great idea – Beka was my drooler, I wish I had some better bibs for her. 🙂

  4. generic cialis said:

    Aloha there! I fully agree with your thoughts. Many thanks for having written this.

  5. Sew busy! | Sew Like My Mom said:

    […] bib-making business again! I still really love everything about these bibs. And their absorbency has stood the test of time! I’ve gotten them out of my stash and started using them on drooly Ella and they’re […]

  6. Jessica jones said:

    These are soo cute! What is the outside material? And the inside is flannel?

  7. Melissa said:

    The outsides are just regular cotton and the inside has 2 layers of flannel, so it’s 4 layers thick. They’re still great all these years later!

  8. kristyn said:

    is there any particular type of flannel that you use? my daughter has poor muscle tone and drools constantly 🙁 so i need to make her some bibs as well. recommendations?

  9. Melissa said:

    Nope, just your regular ol’ flannel!

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