Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bibs for Elaina

I made her a baby salad for lunch today because I read a fancy baby food blog. She didn't care for it. We had cheerios instead. 

Another "buy no supplies" project. I made a couple of bibs for Elaina- that kid is so very messy when she eats. We had a stack of these tiny little "one size fits all" bibs and they barely covered her when she was 5 months, let alone now at 10 months. So I drew a bib shape on paper, cut out two layers of flannel, a bit of bias tape, a plastic snap, and ta da! Bib. For the heart bib, I used some bias tape that I had on hand that was the right color, but it was too wide and a bit tricky to get around those curves. For the Star Wars one, I made some bias tape out of lightsaber-green Kona. Much thinner, maybe too thin as it was a little fiddly. There's a happy medium here somewhere, just have to find it.


This heart flannel was another impulse purchase at Joann. Why. What do I do with this besides make pajama pants or shorts? Which I totally have, by the way, and it's cozy, but man oh man does the fabric wear poorly. I made a pair of Carolyn pajama pants for myself for Christmas with some Joann flannel that I got last year, and the first night I wore them they started to look old. Joann has like 2 aisles of this stuff, and there are some really great prints in there, but really, what do people use this for? And why do I have a bunch of it? (I don't feel too bad about the Star Wars flannel because it was a remnant.) This is exactly the kind of thing I don't want to do anymore- buy just one yard (or one skein) or something, with no plan for it, just because I'm shopping.

I'll probably make another few of these bibs because they're such a good size. I have tons more of this heart print, more Star Wars, and at least one other floral-y print. I'll have to make more bias tape, though. I don't like making bias tape. I know some weirdos do but it mostly just annoys me. But! In the past I would have just run out and bought more bias tape (along with some home decor stuff, 2 yards of knit, sprinkles because they were on sale, and some clearance Christmas wrapping paper), but now I'm using what I have and that makes me happy.

1 comment:

  1. So I am one of those weirdos that loves making their own bias tape. :)