Monday, August 10, 2009

More Kid Stuff

I work in a middle school. We have teams. My team consists of three women and one man. He's a man-man. And a MAN-MAN at that. I equate him to a rutting bull moose. He's dirty, profane, and amusing. His life just changed in a very big way with the arrival of his first born child in July. Seeing as I go back to school Thursday, I've made him some baby gifts. He'll be gruff and uncomfortable and say something like, "Uh, thanks, hmmmmm, I'll give these to L (his wife). She'll really like them. Uh, thanks, really." Then it will be back to business as usual and we'll talk about hunting (I know some) or engine parts (I know nothing).

My daughter is modeling the bibs I made him. I'm not sure what is up with the hands-in-the-air-weird-pose. All the embroidery is from UrbanThreads.com.




They all all backed with laminated crab microfiber that Paulette gave me. She has the most interesting fabric scraps. She got them from Chez Ami & Chez Belle. If you sew for children you have got to check out this site. They have knits and wovens and the prices are really good (like $3.50/yard in the clearance section). And, they have matching ribknit!!!!! I figure the microfiber will keep the clothes a little bit dry. And it's so damn cute!!!


This is my favorite design of the bunch. I wish there was more contrast between the background and the dandelion puffs.



I found this free pattern by googling, "free baby bibs." I added a link on the right under the Favorite Sewing Tutorials link. Ok, now some me sewing . . . damn kids.

16 comments:

Paulette said...

Ok, those turned out CUTE!! Great use of the crabs!!

Now get your jacket done before Linda calls you again....I am meeting with her Wednesday afternoon along with S.

Stitchinscience said...

Hi Dawn, I've been following your blog for some time , but haven't commented before. I am in more awe than ever now that I've read your post about the hiking trip with your friends. I'm in London, Uk, and my idea of a hike is getting up a hill of about 1000metres, finding a lovely cafe at the top and then ambling back down again, staying warm and dry at all times!

Your sewing is incredible too. Keep inspiring us.

susan said...

You're wrong! He's now a father; a father of a baby girl - he'll be marshmallow. Bring Kleenex to school.

Rose said...

Those are cute bibs. I'm gonna check out that pattern link.

Ednamar said...

Hello, I was walking on his blog, beautiful work, the Kid Stuff are pretty good day ... bjs

JoanneM said...

The bibs are great,but the curls your daughter has are precious.

Rachel said...

I love the bibs, especially the squirrel. Thanks for the free pattern link.

julia said...

He'll appreciate them even if he doesn't know how to show it. He may even become a little less gruff with a new baby in the home.

Kathi said...

The bibs are adorable - as is your daughter! I think all kids go through the hands in the air phase for pictures. I have no idea why, but it seems they do.

Anonymous said...

Dawn, Cute bibs! My kids did the hands in the air pose for a long time and then finally informed me that they were being gophers.
-Genesis

Tamara said...

Very cute bibs. I love the crab fabric!

Rose said...

I love the bibs. I think that your daughter if posing as if she is holding an invisible piece of fabric.... although I may be projecting....

Rose in SV

Alviana said...

very cute bibs. i absolutely love all of them :)

subversivesewer said...

I read all your posts, but don't usually comment. I just had to tell you how much I love the bibs! You could sell those for big bucks. And I also think you're hilarious. We share the same sense of humor!

Marybeth said...

Hi, Dawn - what cute bibs! You inspired me, and a made a bunch for a friend of mine who is having twins. You know, you can never have too many bibs when you have a baby... I really enjoy following your blog - the hike looked so awesome, and the kids underwear is too cute... Thanks for posting such great stuff!

Miriam in KS said...

I think she is imitating you taking photos. See how in some of the photos one of her index fingers is bent as if on the camera "trigger"? Just a thought.

Cute bibs and cute model.