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Monday, 29 February 2016

Design Board Monday #23 - Home Again

I am heading home today and will have to say goodbye to the rest of my family soon.  I will miss my mum especially. Now that she is getting older, each time gets worse.

I won't make it home in time to write a post for Design Board Monday so, one more time, it will be pre-written.

I made another gift for the lil' man....a cute bib.

I bought the fabric from Frangipani Fabrics some time ago and backed it with some micro towel cloths I found at the bargain shop. I am planning to make a few more for him after I come home...mainly because I needed my box of sewing supplies but I didn't have time to dig around for them before I left.  I also wanted to make sure the sizing is right for him. It won't take much to post them on.

The microfibre towel cloths worked a treat for the back of the bib and they were just the right size.  4 of them only cost me $3...I call that a bargain. I also found a microfibre pet towel in light pink and light blue....they were about $5 each. A good find since I searched Spotlight for a similar fabric in meterage but only found a very thick terry toweling.

I really wanted to use velcro as a fastener and I know I have tons of it but couldn't find it in my sewing room. I had to resort to using a snap button.  It does look cute though!

Does the fox I appliqued on the front look familiar? It is from the cover of this month's Homespun and is a teaser for the new BOM from  Natalie Bird....are you going to take part?  In the meantime, it was perfect for my bib.

I can't wait for my lil' man to model his new bib for me.....

You can find the pattern for this baby bib with a tutorial on Sew She Sews.

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  1. How cute! I used to love making bibs and burb cloths. I guess those days are over for me; I don't even know anyone young enough to have children these days.

  2. What a fun bib!! I love both foxes.

  3. That bib is so adorable. No participating in the BOM but that fox applique sure makes it tempting.

  4. goodbye's are always awful


  5. I love how the zigzag detail adds to the texture on you sweet fox! I have some of the same fabric from buying a random 1 yard pieces from Craftsy, but haven't entered the 'sewing for youngsters' zone yet. Good ideas here with your project! Thanks for sharing.


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