Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Fling: Day 10 (plus a messy little kid and some baby bibs)

Welcome to the Spring Fling! Don't forget, I'd love everyone to join in! By the way, you don't have to do the Spring Fling this month. Feel free to start it whenever you'd like! To learn more, read this. I now have a button for anyone who's joining me for the Spring Fling (it's located on the sidebar). So here's the plan:

Day 01 — Your favorite song
Day 02 — Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote

Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad

Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy

This is going to be a little embarrassing. I don't have time to go searching for a "cute" baby/younger me picture. And I just remembered a picture that I have on my bulletin board to remind me of how much I love, and have always loved, chocolate. So here it is, proving that my addiction started years ago (sorry for the poor's a picture of a picture), a two year old me. I know I sort of resemble a boy in this picture, but I promise my other baby pictures aren't so harsh. And my eyes are no longer blueish-they changed when I was a few years old.

Speaking of messy children, here are some bibs I just finished. A close family friend of ours is about to become a grandma in a few weeks, and she wants to be called "GiGi." As you can guess, it's pretty hard to find bibs that mention "GiGi," so she asked me to make her some. I've got enough fabric for three more, but since the baby shower is this afternoon, I wanted to at least get a few made. I'll post pictures of the other three, which I should have done before the baby actually gets here. And yes, she's having a girl. =)

This is a plain one. They all have white terry-cloth on one side and flannel with little hearts, squiggles, and handprints on the reverse. So they're reversible, and I'm using yellow, pink, and lavender bias tape. I traced the pattern from a baby bib we have for my cousin's little girl, who we keep.

I appliqued this one, and I love it:

And I just did this one this morning. It came from the ideas for a baby quilt in "Doodle Stitching." It was originally going to have flowers blooming off the swirls. But then that big "flower" at the top started looking like a heart, so I decided to make more hearts grow from it. The three larger ones are hearts, and the two smaller pink spots are just circles.

These reminded me why I hate bias tape. It'll look beautiful on top, and then when I flip the bib over, I haven't caught the bias tape in spots around on the back. The yellow one required lots of touch-ups, but I learned my lesson. The pink and purple ones went along much easier (because, duh, I started ironing the bias tape around the curves before I sewed it). Then I very, very reluctantly threw them in the washing machine. I had a terrible vision of opening up the washing machine to see bleeding fabrics/bias tape, or even worse, the bibs in shambles and thread and fabric everywhere. Still, I figured it would be better for me to test them out, so that wouldn't happen to the mother or grandmother to be. But, so far so good! They're in the dryer and I've peeked a few times, and everything stayed in place. =) Even the embroidery looks fine.

Until next time,

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